Amazing to ponder that the Film Alert blog has posted a good deal of writing by some of Australia's best known critics and scholars.
Here is a rundown of publications currently available through various websites and in various formats.
PETER TAMMER - POLES APART: The Search for Truth in Cinema - Commenced as a series of articles about the early origins of documentary cinema studying The Lumiere Bros, Robert Flaherty and Frank Hurley. Now comprehensively revised and rewritten with multiple live links to the very scenes being discussed. Now for sale as an e-book for $5.00. Click on this link to purchase. POLES APART
JOHN BAXTER - FILMSTRUCK: A Life in the Movies & THE PARIS MEN'S SALON - Two limited edition, self-published volumes of reminiscence, memoir, criticism, history studded with Baxter's extraordinary knowledge and intimate connections with the film industry and its key players around the world. “It is brilliant- magical. What a writer! So many memories rekindled - and so much that’s new to me .. and Mr B. writes with such style and wit.” Phillip Adams
Hard Copies are available for delivery in Australia for $50 for the two volumes or $30 each. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org E-copies of a Pdf download may be purchased for $15 each via Paypal if you go through JOHN BAXTER'S WEBSITE
TOM RYAN - THE FILMS OF DOUGLAS SIRK: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions. Tom has sought to return Sirkian criticism to origins through a meticulous reconsideration of Sirk’s complete oeuvre." Bruce Hodsdon.
Available from Amazon Australia in three formats Kindle $31.82, Hardback $216, Paperback $39.85
GEOFF MAYER - Encyclopaedia of American Film Serials
David Stratton introduces you to 101 movies that you probably haven't heard of, and tell you why they are worth seeing.
Buy for $21.25 from BOOKTOPIA
BARRIE PATTISON - The Man Who Ate Films: The Life and Work of Michael Curtiz. Sydney's supercinephile brings an enormous knowledge and scholarship to a detailed study of the career of one of Hollywood's finest. Enquiries to email@example.com