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Homegrown horror: the ethics of Snowtown's suburban nightmare

By Alexandra Heller-Nicholas


Bringing the story of real-life murders to the screen is an extraordinarily delicate task, especially when the crimes are both local and recent. Alexandra Heller-Nicholas reveals how this sophisticated film treads the fine line between authenticity and exploitation

Topics: Australian cinema, Snowtown, Snowtown murders, True crime stories, 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media, 2001 Communication and Media Studies
Publisher: Australian Teachers of Media
Year: 2011
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