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Adams, Phillip

Works: 268 works in 410 publications in 1 language and 3,670 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Western films  Action and adventure films  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Producer, Speaker, Director, Narrator, Editor, Instrumentalist, Other, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Changes by Ben Lewin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social history of Australia from 1945 to the 1980s; features the changes from an isolated Australia with strong cultural, emotional and legal ties to Great Britain to the present multi-cultural, multi-racial society
Getting of wisdom( Visual )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suffocating repressiveness of the Victorian era is superbly realized by director Bruce Beresford in The Getting of Wisdom. Thirteen-year-old Laura, an incorrigible free spirit from the Australian outback, is enrolled in a prestigious girl's boarding school. The indoctrination process is a rough one, and Laura very nearly loses her individuality and sense of self-worth. When she does mature, however, it is on her terms, and not the school's
Don's party by David Williamson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don along with his wife Kath, invite their friends to watch the televised returns of Australia's general election. Anticipating an upset victory for the underdog Labour party, the guests embark on an early celebration. The drinks start flowing and fumbling conversations, flirting, and marital squabbles ensue in this drunken soul searching session"--Back cover
We of the never never( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dramatization of a famous Australian novel presents an idyllic year in the life of a young woman. Jeannie Taylor marries Aeneas Gunn in 1901, and accompanies him to the Elsey Station near Mataranka, Northern Territory, 300 miles south of Darwin, where he is manager. As one of few white woman to settle in the area, her arrival is seen as highly undesirable by the men on the station: her coming means an end the life that is the very reason they are in the Territory: one of untrammeled freedom, with no need to bother with 'civilization' and its rules. Jeannie Gunn was feisty and good-natured, however, so she tried to fit in, yet remained open to what those around her--white or Aborigine--had to offer. The people and events of "We of the Never Never" are idealized, but her story is representative of Australian frontier myth: in the outback--a forbidding, faraway place, different from anywhere else--men and a few women battled hardship, isolation, and prejudice, and lived legendary, heroic lives
Into the shadows( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the shadows journeys beyond the big screen to meet the filmmakers, distributors and exhibitors who bring Australian films to us, the audience. Away from the bright lights, the red carpets and paparazzi, an awful truth is discovered. The cinema was once a place where Australian culture thrived: audiences were educated, entertained and inspired by Australian stories, characters and landscapes. But now, alarmingly, out of the $895.5 million spent at the Australian box-office in 2008, only $36.6 million (3.8%) was spent on Australian films. Australian films are clearly not connecting with the cinema-going audience. Why? Into the Shadows begins by tracing the history of Australian cinema, from the initial production boom in 1910-12, declining steadily to the barren post-war years. The film investigates the regeneration of the domestic production industry, championed by a dedicated few, in the late 1960s. Bruce Beresford, Anthony Buckley, Phillip Adams and Alan Finney recount what the atmosphere was like in the 1960s and 1970s while distributors and exhibitors, Andrew Pike (Electric Shadows), Chris Kiely (Valhalla), Natalie Miller (the Longford) and Antonio Zeccola (Palace) reveal how important the independent art-house cinemas were in contributing to the re-birth of the Australian film industry. The closure of many of these independent art-house cinemas in recent years, typified by the demise of Electric Shadows in Canberra in 2006, exacerbates the difficulties that producers have in reaching cinema screens on a fair and equitable basis. Many exhibitors, past and surviving, question the efficacy of the industry's code of conduct, and talk frankly about unfair trade practices. These difficulties parallel the growing number of Australian films remaining unreleased. But all is not lost. A new generation of Australian filmmakers have emerged and continue to push at the boundaries of the cinema trade, exploring new ways of connecting to the ever elusive but very important audience
The Retreat from tolerance : a snapshot of Australian society( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian society is put under the spotlight by John Buchanan, Mary Kalantzis, Marcia Langton, Catharine Lumby, David Marr, Meaghan Morris and McKenzie Wark
Adams vs God : the rematch by Phillip Adams( Book )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam Vs God: the rematch takes up where his 1985 book Adams Vs God left off. From politics to prostitution, from the deep North Queensland to the deep South of the USA, Adams pulls no punches about the frictions of the faithful
The Penguin book of Australian jokes by Patrice Newell( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this fan-bloody-tastic classic, Australia's favourite wild colonial boy, Barry McKenzie, journeys to the old country accompanied by his Aunt Edna Everage to take a Captain Cook and further his cultural and intellectual education. Faster than a rat up a drainpipe, Bazza heads for Earl's Court to catch up with a bonzer bunch of ex-pat bastards - and from there rampages through London, cracking tubes, parking the tiger, pointing percy, flashing the nasty and handing out knuckle-sandwiches to the unsuspecting Poms - who wouldn't even know a tram was up 'em 'till the bell rang!
Backstage politics by Phillip Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phillip Adams has been close to governments of various persuasions for over fifty years. Having been a confidant - or a fierce opponent - of many of Australia's most influential figures over that time, he has built up an unparalleled collection of anecdotes about our political and cultural leaders
In their image : contemporary Australian cartoonists( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ideas book( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talkback : emperors of air by Phillip Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big questions by P. C. W Davies( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin book of jokes from cyberspace( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What a giggle! : more kids' jokes from Puffin( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of jokes collected from kids all across Australia
The Penguin book of more Australian jokes by Phillip Adams( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood mystic by George Gittoes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gittoes defies categorisation as his life defies belief. One thing is certain: Gittoes is the greatest Australian hero working today and his epic story must be told. Equal parts artist and warrior, George is world-famous for waging war on war with art, circus, photography and film. "Soldiers die for flags. For me it is art," he says. George has been shot, stabbed, bombed, beaten, tortured, drowned and jailed. He has worked with Andy Warhol, dined with Fidel Castro, plotted with Julian Assange, been feted by Mandela, blessed by Mother Theresa, sneezed on by the Dalai Lama. Blood Mystic begins with George flying back to Jalalabad carrying a letter from the Taliban threatening to chop off his head and show the decapitation on live TV. George's mission is to film with street kids in the most dangerous city on earth - the Ghostbuster street exorcists, the Snow Monkey ice cream boys, the urchin girls and kuchi kids, the child gangsters with razor blades under their lips. As the danger grows, George reflects deeply on a life less ordinary - his boyhood being groomed as a gangster, his escape to New York, the Yellow House art revolutions, crazy brave adventures in outback Australia, ghetto America, jungle Nicaragua, war-torn Cambodia, badlands Baghdad, hollow Bosnia...and beyond
What a joke! : the Puffin book of Australian kids' jokes( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedtime stories by Phillip Adams( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phillip Adams shares the secrets of his radio days from when he was looked upon as a commercial upstart to when Henry Kissinger, Christopher Hitchens, Kevin Rudd and so many others have lined up to be interviewed by him
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Backstage politics
Alternative Names
Adams, P. H. 1939-

Adams, P. H. (Phillip Hedley), 1939-

Adams, Phillip Andrew Hedley 1939-

Adams Phillip Hedley 1939-....

Phillip Adams giornalista, produttore cinematografico e attivista australiano

Phillip Adams journalist uit Australië

Филлип Адамс

فيليب آدامز

English (131)

Backstage politicsIn their image : contemporary Australian cartoonistsThe ideas bookWhat a giggle! : more kids' jokes from PuffinWhat a joke! : the Puffin book of Australian kids' jokes