“Culture” was a buzzword. To tell you the truth it sounded like a first year cultural studies tute. Changing the ‘culture’ is such an early-00’s solution. Pffft…
The show was a fight between three teams.
1) Those who believe in author/director/producer/whoever as artisan and cinema/tv (but mostly cinema) as art.
2) Those who believe that cinema is an out-dated media delivery system (my words). More here.
3) Those who focused on the cultural economy surrounding the film and television industry.
Perhaps cinema is the last great stand of the bourgeois autonomy between art for arts sake and (post-fordist) cultural industries?
Interesting stuff. Good to see the SBS producer raises the issue of content-on-demand media delivery systems. She called it ‘google tv’.
Inspiring me to write some more of my script for ‘The Hoon’ (working title, lol!). Orstaylian film!