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dc.contributor.authorStockwell, Stephen
dc.contributor.editorBen Goldsmith
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:18:29Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:18:29Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.date.modified2012-06-26T00:42:57Z
dc.identifier.issn17503175
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/sac.5.3.281_1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/45634
dc.description.abstractThe Gold Coast has a crime problem, which will not come as a surprise to the viewers of the films and television programmes that feature Australia's sixth largest city. The vast majority of material set on the Gold Coast has criminal themes. The Gold Coast is an imagined city created, to a large degree, by a multiplicity of moving image artefacts produced by visitors. From the miles of amateur footage shot by tourists to pseudo-Hollywood blockbusters, the Gold Coast exists as a surf and sun paradise, at least in the minds of audiences around the world. However, analysis of a variety of moving image products suggests that not far behind the glitz and glamour of the beach-based boosterism is the grimy flip side of crime, corruption and desperation. This imagined paradise is encircled by sharks, both from the sea and the land. But the crime themes explored so far by the Gold Coast film industry do not address the real transgressions on which the city is founded, neither the deals that saw a city built on sand and swamp nor the dispossession of the original inhabitants.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherIntellect
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom281
dc.relation.ispartofpageto292
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalStudies in Australasian Cinema
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFilm and Television
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFilm, Television and Digital Media
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCultural Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLiterary Studies
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode190204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1902
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2002
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2005
dc.titleCrime Capital of Australia: Gold Coast on Screen
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorStockwell, Stephen E.


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