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    • "1408" directed by Mikael Hafstrom [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2007-11-22)
      1408 is a puzzling film, in many ways. It’s puzzling primarily because John Cusack is in it, and it’s not a very good film. This is an oddity, in my opinion; the ever-likeable Cusack very rarely steps out of line, usually ...
    • "16 Blocks" directed by Richard Donner [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006-08-03)
      To say that audiences haven’t heard much of Bruce Willis lately isn’t quite accurate; the actor has voiced a number of animated characters recently, even if he hasn’t appeared in the visual sense terribly often. As a man ...
    • 2005 Reading 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2005-12-09)
      The best books of 2005.
    • 2006 Reviewed. 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2006-12-15)
      A summary of the best books for 2006.
    • "3:10 To Yuma" directed by James Mangold [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (2008-02-14)
      Fifty years ago, Elmore Leonard (these days most revered as a crime writer, whose novels include Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Killshot, which has also just been filmed) wrote a short story called 3:10 to Yuma. It centred ...
    • "44 Inch Chest" directed by Malcolm Venille [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2010-11-12)
      I can’t quite believe that it was almost ten years ago that I was raving to everyone I knew about an independent film from England called Sexy Beast. The great Ray Winstone (who began his career on TV in Robin of Sherwood, ...
    • "Abaza" by Louis Nowra. [review - radio script] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (2002-05-11)
      Louis Nowra’s novel "Abaza" is an appalling history of despotism and violence in a fictional Pacific island nation, told using the unusual format of an encyclopedia.
    • "Across the Universe" directed by Julie Taymor [review] 

      Prescott, Nicholas Adrian (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2008)
      Director and co-writer Julie Taymor gets points here for concocting one of the strangest and most fascinating musicals of recent years. Across the Universe is a story of the 1960s and of the now, performed as a dramatic ...
    • "Afterlife" by Donald Denoon. [review - radio script] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (2004-10-04)
      It’s an old idea that the gods envy humans their mortality, with all its possibilities of ecstasy and intense experience. Donald Denoon plays with this idea in his novel "Afterlife", subtitled "A Divine Comedy". "Afterlife" ...
    • Alien and Adrift: The Diasporic Consciousness in V.S. Naipaul’s 'Half a Life' and J.M. Coetzee's 'Youth' 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (New Literatures Review, 2003)
      In this paper, I look at some similarities in sensibility of Naipaul and Coetzee, one clearly a diasporic writer and the other less identifiably so, as expressed in these two recent books. I discuss to what extent their ...
    • "All Things Bright and Beautiful" by Susan Mitchell. [review - radio script] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (2005-07-04)
      Good versus Evil is the hook used to promote Susan Mitchell’s book "All Things Bright and Beautiful: Murder in the City of Light". Mitchell attended the trial of John Bunting and Robert Wagner, the two main perpetrators ...
    • Ambiguity and Ambivalence in R.A.K. Mason 

      Daalder, Joost (Kunapipi, 1983)
      The author examines one of R.A.K. Mason's best known poems, Ecce Homunculus, with concern for some of the poem's ambiguities and the possibility that they reveal ambivalence, or at least a richness of meaning, rather than ...
    • An Analysis of George Saintsbury's "A History of English Prosody" [pre-print]. 

      Daalder, Joost (N.Y. Queens College Press, 2007)
      This is a pre-print version of an article approved for publication in 'Language and Style: an International Journal', published by the City University of New York. The journal's editor states that Professor Daalder's ...
    • Are Parody and Deconstruction Secretly the Same Thing? 

      Phiddian, Robert Andrew (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997)
      In this essay, Robert Phiddian argues that Derridean deconstruction is not just a (serious) theory couched in a parodic mode (that it is a parodic theory of language), but also that it treats language and questions of truth ...
    • Are Wyatt's Poems in Egerton MS 2711 in Chronological Order? 

      Daalder, Joost (Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group, 1988)
      In this article, Daalder's intention is to consider the question whether the poems in Egerton MS 2711 are in chronological sequence. The question is, after all, one of considerable importance. If the poems are in chronological ...
    • The Art of Persuasion 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2007-12-07)
      A survey of seven non-fiction titles published in 2007.
    • "Ash Rain" by Corrie Hosking. [review] 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Adelaide Review, 2004-04)
      "Ash Rain" is a strong, beautiful novel about troubled and wonderful people who brim with vitality. Hosking has managed that unusual and winning combination, poetic evocative prose with a compelling narrative. The story ...
    • "Ashes to Ashes" directed by Johnny Campbell, Bille Eltringham [review] 

      Prescott, Nick (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2009-10-22)
      Several years ago, audiences in both the UK and Australia were introduced to the wondrous BBC drama Life on Mars. Taking its name from a David Bowie song, Life on Mars followed the intriguing exploits of a 2006 Manchester ...
    • Aspects of Australian culture 

      Daalder, Joost (Editor); Fryar, Michele (Editor) (Abel Tasman Press, Adelaide, 1982)
      This book is designed to give the general reader an indication of the variety and fascination of Australian culture as it exists today. In addition to examples of creative writing, the book contains a large number of ...
    • Attitudes to Political Commitment in Three Indian Novels: Raja Rao's 'Kanthapura', Khushwant Singh's 'Train to Pakistan' and Nayantara Sahgal's 'Rich Like Us' 

      Dooley, Gillian Mary (Prestige Books, 2001)
      An examination of attitudes to political commitment portrayed by three Indian novels written in English, Raja Rao's 'Kanthapura', Khushwant Singh's 'Train to Pakistan' and Nayantara Sahgal's 'Rich Like Us'.