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Cinema Papers first appeared in this format in December 1973. In that year, only nine Australian feature films were released theatrically. While only a small number by American and European standards, it marked the resurgence of film production in Australia. In-1978, there are already 18 features scheduled for release and several more in production, not including many short features and tele-films. This dramatic increase in output has been paralleled by increased technical and creative standards which have gained the Australian cinema international recognition. This special issue has been published exclusively for the XXXIe Festival International du Film at Cannes and comprises articles, interviews and picture spreads which have appeared in domestic issues of Cinema Papers over the past year dealing with the films present at this festival. A special supplement consisting of a Who’s Who of the Australian film industry, and checklists of directors and feature films from 1970 has also been included. The Editors.

Articles and Interviews
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith 8
Tom Haydon: Interview 14
The Irishman 21
John Duigan: Interview 28
The Last Wave 35
Phil Noyce: Interview 45
Blue Fire Lady 49
Paul Cox: Interview 55
Dawn! 63
Tom Jeffrey: Interview 70
In Search of Anna 75
Solo 82
Soundtracks: George Dreyfus 85
Womenwaves 86
Production Survey 89
Services and Facilities Guide 1. Laboratories 95
2. Sound Studios 96
3. Equipment Rentals 103
Picture Previews
Patrick 13
Summerfield 33
Long Weekend 43
The Mango Tree 59
The Getting of Wisdom 61
Summer City 81
Checklists Who’s Who I
Feature Films 1970-78 V
Directors 1970-78 VI
Feature Film Credits VII


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Reproduced by permission of one of the founding editors, Phillippe Mora. This material is made available for the purposes of research and study. Commercial use is prohibited. Issues digitised from original copies in the collection of Ray Edmondson.

Cinema Papers #16 My 1978 Special Cannes edition