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ANTONY I. GINNANE is an Australian film producer best known for his work in the exploitation field. He developed a strong interest in cinema while studying law at Melbourne University. Ginnane is one of Australia’s most prolific—and controversial—filmmakers having produced or executive produced more than 60 feature films, tele-movies and mini-series spanning Fantasm, Turkey Shoot and Patrick to respectable arthouse and commercial fare such as High Tide and The Lighthorsemen. He was featured prominently in the documentary Not Quite Hollywood, the story of Australian exploitation genre cinema of the 1970s and 80s.

The Unusual Suspects
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The Unusual Suspects

104 Films That Made World Cinema

Antony I. Ginnane
 
A masterclass in film history and theory, The Unusual Suspects is an analysis of the seminal works of cinema’s greatest artists written by one of Australia’s most prolific—and controversial—producers, Antony I. Ginnane.

Both provocative in choice and inspiring in analysis, the 104 films selected by Ginnane cover 75 years of cinema history and tracks, through the decades, the development of film grammar, style and genre, as well as technological developments.

Ginnane believes an awareness, and knowledge of these films, may alleviate much of the need for a conventional film school based curriculum for emergent producers, directors and writers. As David Stratton says in his foreword to the book: ‘... you can learn more about making movies by experiencing the great movies of the past than by any other method.’

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Currency Press | 978-1-92500-550-9 | Sales rights: worldwide | HB