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A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Baz Luhrmann’s Australia: when excess isn’t parody

Stephen Papson

Stephen Papson is a Professor of Sociology and member of the Film and Representation Studies Program at St. Lawrence University. He presently teaches courses in cinema and representation theory including Australian Cinema: Land, Nation, Identity. He has co-authored two books on advertising: Sign Wars and Nike Culture and has just completed Landscapes of Capital (forthcoming Polity Press), which focuses on how Capital brands itself through corporate advertising. He is also program coordinator of SLU’s Australia Program.