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Parental Abandonment and the Trauma of Loss: Boy (Taika Waititi, 2010)

Alistair Fox

in Coming-of-Age Cinema in New Zealand: Genre, Gender and Adaptation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429443
eISBN:
9781474438438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429443.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Taika Waititi’s hit film Boy as evidence of a shift in Māori filmmaking away from the ideals of the “Fourth Cinema” of the 1980s – that is, a purely indigenous type of ... More


Delinquency and Bicultural Relations: Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi, 2016)

Alistair Fox

in Coming-of-Age Cinema in New Zealand: Genre, Gender and Adaptation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474429443
eISBN:
9781474438438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429443.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter shows how Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, the most successful New Zealand film to date, adopts similar stylistic methods as Waititi’s earlier hit, Boy, in order to address ... More


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