Parables of Pacific Shores: Locations, Caves and Coastal Masculinities in Cast Away and Sanctum

Authors

  • Allison Craven James Cook University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25120/etropic.10.0.2011.3417

Abstract

If one should imagine a map of production locations for dive films or films set on tropical islands since the 1960s, it would likely show a trend towards the southern hemisphere and more recently towards Queensland.1 Creative industries development in Queensland has been stimulated partly by
state bodies, namely the Pacific Film and Television Commission, and Screen Queensland; and the presence of Warner Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, and filmmakers have also been attracted more recently by production offsets from Screen Australia. There is dim connection to the classical
geography of the Antipodes as the underside of the world and a place of monsters.

Downloads

Published

2011-12-08

How to Cite

Craven, A. (2011). Parables of Pacific Shores: Locations, Caves and Coastal Masculinities in Cast Away and Sanctum. ETropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics, 10. https://doi.org/10.25120/etropic.10.0.2011.3417