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Kaleidoscope - NZ Cinema, the Past Decade

Television (Full Length) – 1987

This report for TVNZ’s flagship 1980s arts show was made to tie in with Nicholas Reid’s book about the renaissance in NZ cinema that began with Sleeping Dogs in 1977. Reid and a who’s who of filmmakers discuss many of more than 50 films made in the previous decade (with Bruno Lawrence ever present) — and ponder the uniqueness (or otherwise) of NZ film. The industry’s fondness for rural and small town settings, and forceful (often conflicted) male leads is explored; and more neglected areas — Māori film making and more of a voice for women — are traversed.

There’s a hell of a lot of chooks and policemen in our films.
– Gaylene Preston

Key Cast & Crew

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Howard Taylor

Director

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Denis Harvey

Producer

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Alison Parr

Reporter

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Allan Honey

Editor

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Graham Lyon

Camera

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Nick Reid

Subject

See all 18 credits

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TVNZ

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TVNZ

Music

Theme music by Nik Brown

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