Friday, October 17, 2008
A COMING OF AGE
Thirty Years of New Zealand Film
Duncan Petrie & Duncan Stuart
Random House - $44.99
This handsome book is certain to become a collector's item for New Zealand film buffs.
Big, bright and beautiful it is a celebration of the NZ film industry and all that it has achiveed in the last 30 years and there is a real bonus attached to the inside back cover in the form of a DVD containg the trailers for 24 of the movies mentioned in the book.
One of the real treasures in the book are the full page colour reproductions of movie posters along with many stills.
Duncan Petrie is Professor of Film at the University of Auckland, ( shortly to head offshore to start a new film school at York University), while Duncan Stuart is a research analyst and former scripot writer. They have done a fine job here.
The assistance of the New Zealand Film Commission is gratefully acknowledged by the publisher.