The Resource Christina Stead - Author

Christina Stead - Author

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Christina Stead - Author
Title
Christina Stead - Author
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Summary
Christina Stead became one of the greatest writer's Australia has produced and one of the great writers of the twentieth century. Her books, especially The Man Who Loved Children (1940), have attracted admirers throughout the English-speaking world and have been translated into many other languages. Through her long life she cared nothing for publicity or reviews. In her long life, she only agreed to one filmed interview. This is it. Over two days at the home of Mary Lord in Melbourne, Christina Stead spoke frankly about her life and times, her work, her travel through post war Europe and America and the cultural scene in Australia. What emerges is a unique portrait of one of Australia's literary giants. Whilst there are written pieces about her; seeing her as she speaks, adds immeasurably to our understanding of her personality and attitudes. Her emphasis, wryness and quiet humour are revealed and her steely intelligence is always on show. Her only request was that the film not be screened until after her death. "Her writing is frequently autobiographical , but glimpses of Christina Stead in person are rare. This film is such a glimpse. It shows her in her later years, at once engaged with her immediate surroundings, and ranging through past experiences and reflections on her career." - Margaret Harris, formerly Challis Professor of English Literature, University of Sydney, is Christina Stead's literary executor. Produced and Directed by Haydn Keenan Research by Gai Steele Interviewer: Elizabeth Ridell Cinematography by Malcolm Richards Editor: Michael Norton
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Smart Street Films in 2014
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Keenan, Haydn
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
45
Technique
live action
Label
Christina Stead - Author
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Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1120712
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921957204
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1120712
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Christina Stead - Author
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1120712
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921957204
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1120712
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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