Ep 16: Australian Film

The History of Australian Cinema 1930s - 2010s

Today I’ll be telling you all about the History of Australian Cinema over the past decade.

So let’s start with the origins of Australian cinema back in the 1930s.

Although the origins of Australian cinema can be traced back to the early 1900s, it wasn’t until the beginning of the 1930s that talking films emerged, thanks to the American invention of superior, special sound equipment which revolutionised the entire industry, making silent films a thing of the past.

As a result, several major Australian production companies were born, modelling themselves largely on Hollywood examples, out of which more than fifty major releases saw the light of day throughout the decade.

One such example, The Sentimental Bloke, directed by FW Thring, was an adaptation of an earlier film of the same name which had originally been released in 1919 as a silent movie.

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