This film analysis is on the film "Ned Kelly" in the subject Australian Studies, which is compulsory is Australia. It answers questions on themes etc.

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(1) (i) The movie "Ned Kelly" is telling the audience about Australian history and that Australia is not a perfect country, but struggles with criminals as well. It also conveys racism, not against blacks, but against the Irish. This is now dispelled as Ned Kelly is known as the 'Australian hero', not the 'Irish Migrant of Australia hero'. The Kelly family were always the target of the soldiers' fun. Friendship is portrayed as being vital, as the gang of outlaws would not have been able to achieve what they did if their bonds were not as strong. A barrier between classes was also evident in the movie, which is applicable to those times and even in modern times. (ii) The movie presents Ned Kelly as a hero more than being a murderous…show more content…
Women saw Ned Kelly and his gang offering peril in exchange for the kind of gratification only a woman can give. Women are notorious for their love of a dangerous and rebellious man, as long as he is attractive. (4) (i) The film promotes Ned Kelly largely as an Australian hero. This is evident in that the movie was done in Kelly's point of view, so that the audience favours him, not in the authorities' point of view, because then he would not be observed as a hero but a villain. The director wisely chose a favourite Australian actor to play Ned Kelly, which also has input to which side the viewers will take. Ned Kelly is also seen as a hero because he is seemingly only standing up against corrupt and biased leadership to prove to the people that it is possible to break free of authority and live in harmony as he did with his family and probably wished he had that option all his life. (ii) There were a few aspects of the real Ned Kelly that were shown in the movie. The main aspect, the one that he is most famous for, is the distinctive suit of armour he wore. The actors were made fibreglass imitations, which they did not wear, but suits of steel, which were four millimetres thick and quite heavy. He also owned a sash, which he obtained as a reward when he was a boy for saving a child from drowning. Another aspect was the long, somewhat extensively

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