Gallipoli: Cheat Sheet

 

Australian Screen: Gallipoli (1981)

 

The Ethics of Fellowship in Two Antipodean War Films: Gallipoli (1981) and The Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003)

 


 

Questions:

A) Read the Gallipoli: Cheat Sheet article and answer the following questions

  1. Describe what ‘Australian New Wave’ is.
  2. How did director Weir see how ANZAC’s were perceived before he made the film? How does this contrast with how they were perceived after it?
  3. Describe what you think is meant by ‘mateship’ and how it is represented in the film.
  4. Describe what you think is meant by ‘sacrifice’ and how it is represented in the film.

B) Watch the clip It’s not our bloody war, read the curators notes and the education notes and then answer the following questions:

  1. What social values are each of the characters representing here?
  2. How is each social value represented? How do the characters come across?
  3. What type is each social value at the time of filming? Describe why this is so.
  4. Compare how the discourse of The Australian Hero is represented in this film compared to ‘The Heroes of the Dardenelles”.

C) Watch the clip ‘We haven’t seen a Turk yet!’, read the curators notes and the education notes and then answer the following questions:

  1. What does this clip suggest what it means to be Australian Hero? How might you say this in terms of a Social Value?
  2. Describe how the ANZACs are represented using 2 different production elements.
  3. How is this representation of war different from the representation made in 1915? Why do you think this is?

D) Watch the clip ‘It’s cold blooded murder’, read the curators notes and the education notes and then answer the following questions:

  1. How are the ANZACs represented here? Using production elements, describe how they are represented this way.
  2. What social value does this representation show? What type of value was this at the time?
  3. How are the English represented in this clip? What social value does this reflect?