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Elizabeth's costumes : the power of spectacle, or spectacles of power?

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Marie Delamoir
When it was released in Australia, the film Elizabeth (Shekhar Kapur, 1998) provoked comment about its 'post-colonial' nature. Ruth Hessey, for example, in her Sydney Morning Herald piece, wrote of the 'exquisitely subversive approach' of the Indian director. She further noted that Australians edited the film (Jill Bilcock), composed the music (David Hirshfelder), and played two of the central characters: Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett) and Sir Frences Walsingham (Geoffrey Rush). The film, she concluded, is 'something of a post-colonial revenge on Britain's most hallowed myth'. Another reviewer writes: 'If nothing else, Elizabeth might well be remembered as the first post-colonial costume drama'.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

141

Start Page

46

End Page

53

Number of Pages

8

ISSN

0312-2654

Location

St Kilda

Publisher

Australian Teachers of Media

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Metro magazine.

Exports

CQUniversity

Categories

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