Ep 17: Women in Australian Film
A Brief History of Women in Film in Australia
By Trudi Ranik
The 1930’s were when many filmmakers struggled to make the transition from the ‘silent era’ to the ‘talkies.’ It is hard to imagine now, but at the time it was quite a big leap. There were many adjustments to be made to communicate a story in such a different way, now that the recording of dialogue was possible. If actors were only screen actors, the public would be hearing their voices for the first time.