Amy (1998)
Bibliographical Details and Links

The methods used to collect information for this research and the online presence of Amy:

The initial research was obtained through viewing and analysing the rented film 'Amy', including its video case cover and its credits. The supplementary data needed for this research was collected predominantly via the internet using the World Wide Web which proved to be a valuable and efficient source of data. Links from the Australian Cinema website, particularly 'The Internet Movie Database' and search engines 'Anzwers' and 'Yahoo' were the starting points for finding information on 'Amy'. These sites led to links enabling broader navigation of various film related sites that were useful or interesting. Additionally, printed publications such as Australian National Cinema by Tom O'Regan, the H231 Australian Cinema Unit Reader, resources from the Murdoch University Library and from the unit co-ordinator /lecturer/tutor Garry Gillard, whom contributed in providing support in locating supplementary reference material.

As the film was a more recent production and, promoted during a decade characterised by a preoccupation with computer technology, 'Amy' enjoys quite a substantial online presence in the web literature. 'Amy' has two official sites, and a third existed at some stage but the link is now broken. Its production companies are both online and numerous reviews and several articles and interviews exist including mentions of the awards the film has received. Most of its online presence originates in Australia yet surprisingly the Ausfilm site has no Amy review archived at present. The majority of overseas sites contain some Amy material including numerous non-English speaking sites featuring 'Amy' There is a reduced coverage in the USA as there is less interest in foreign and arthouse work especially due to the overshadowing by publicity for mainstream Hollywood movies. However, the majority of websites do not archive more than a month back and so sites that would have contained 'Amy' with a review, a mention or a screening listing are now lost. Sites such as 'Entertainment Tonight' and 'Entertainment Weekly' normally feature Australian films to some extent.

Bibliography of interviews with filmmakers:

King, G (1998.) 'Interview with Nadia Tass, director of Amy' Greg King's Film Reviews. URL:

Malone, Peter ed. 2001, Myth and Meaning: Australian Film Directors in Their Own Words, Currency Press, Sydney.

Shaw, Meaghan (1999.) 'Cannes accolades for Amy brighten dark days of studio', The Age, Tuesday 25 May edition. URL:

Urban, Andrew L. (1998.) 'Amy - On Location' UrbanCinephile, URL:

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation ( 2000.) 'About The Film', Amy - She taught the world to sing (Official Web Site.)

Bibliography of reviews in newspapers, critical essays in journals, discussions in books

Author Unknown (2001.)'Amy', E!online URL:,1052,78613,00.html

Baker, S (1998.) 'Amy,' Steve Baker's Film Reviews, URL:

Forbes, Paviour, Schembri etal, (1999.) 'Reviews' Amy (Cascade Film's Official Amy Website). URL:

Johanson, MaryAnn (2001.) 'Amy' Flick Filosopher Website, URL:

Keller, L, Urban, A & Fischer, P (1998.) 'Amy' UrbanCinefile, URL:

King, Greg (1998.) 'Amy', Greg King's Film Reviews, URL:

Maynard, Kevin (2001.) 'Amy' Mr Showbiz, URL:

"Mongoose" (2001.) 'Amy' Haro Online URL:

Parker, Fiona (1999.) "Amy", Arts Alive Website, URL:

Reardon, Jimmie (1998.) 'Amy', eFilmCritic Australia URL: Reardon, Jimmie (1998.) 'Amy', eFilmCritic Australia URL:

Rooney, David (1998.) 'Amy', posted May 19th, 1998. URL:

Stratton, David (1998.) 'Amy', The Movie Show, URL:

Thomas, Kevin 'In 'Amy,' Music Helps a Girl Emerge From World of Silence',, Friday, February 2, 2001 ed. URL:,1419,L-LATimes-Movies-X!ArticleDetail-19773,00.html

Weinkauf, Gregory and Thompson, Luke Y. (2001.) 'Other Films' New Times Los Angeles Online, Week of February 8th, URL:

Further References and Interesting Links

AFTRS Productions (1999.) 'Little Echo Lost', Australian Film Television and Radio School Website, URL:

Ausfilms, (1997.) 'AusFilms DataSheet Amy (1997)' AusFilms Website, URL:

Australian Film Commission, (2000.) 'Top Australian films' in Get The Picture Online, Australian Film Commission Website. URL:

Cascade Films (1999.) Amy Website, URL:

Cinema des Antipodes, (1999.) 'Rencontres Internationales du Cinema des Antipodes' Cinema des Antipodes URL:

Film Victoria (2001.)'About Us' Film Victoria URL:

Gonski, D (1997.) Review of Commonwealth Assistance to the Film Industry, Canberra: Department of Communications and the Arts, January.pp.1-23.

Heartland Film Festival (2000.)'Amy' Heartland Film Festival Website, URL:

Jacka, E (1997.)' Media Institutions: Organisation, Culture And Production: Film.' In S. Cunningham & G Turner, 2nd Ed, Media in Australia, Allen & Unwin: Sydney, pp.227-45.

Internet Movie Database Limited, (1998.) 'Amy (1998)', Internet Movie Database URL:

Maddox, G (1996.)"A History of the Australian Film Finance Corporation", Media International Australia, No. 80 May, pp.75-83.

Malone, Peter (1998.) 'Movies of the month', Catholic Voice Website, URL:

O'Regan, T (1998.) 'Australian Cinema in the 1990s' in Peter Tapp (ed.) and James Sabine (associate ed.), Australian Feature Films, Melbourne: Informit, Royal Melbourne Institute of technology and The Australian Catalogue of New Films & Videos Ltd. CD-ROM & OzFilm Site.

O'Regan, T (1996.) Australian National Cinema, Routledge: London.

O'Regan, T (1996.) 'Film in the 1970s', Typescript Murdoch University. In OzFilm Site.

O'Regan, T (1989, "The Enchantment with the Cinema: Film in the 1980s' in A. Moran & T.O'Regan eds., Australian Screen, Ringwood: Penguin, pp. 118-145.

Roadie (2001.) 'The Little Mermaid' Bscene Bzine Website URL:

Sum Mary (1998.)'Bums On Seats' Urban Cinefile URL:

Village Ten On- line(1999.)'Amy' Imovie - Australia's best source of movie information. URL:

World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation ( 2000.) Amy - She taught the world to sing (Official Web Site.) URL:


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