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Benjamin Millar

Benjamin Millar is a Melbourne-based journalist, reviewer, and writer.

Benjamin Millar reviews 'World Film Locations: Melbourne' by Neil Mitchell

December 2013–January 2014, no. 357 01 December 2013
Reflections upon Melbourne’s reputation as a world cultural capital often sideline film-making, but the relationship is long and fruitful. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906), filmed on the former Charterisville Estate in Heidelberg, is history’s first feature film. The first Australian entry in this series of global guides highlights the centrality of location to emotional spaces and film narr ... (read more)

Benjamin Millar reviews 'Marshall-Hall's Melbourne: Music, art and controversy 1891-1915', edited by Thérèse Radic and Suzanne Robinson

November 2013, no. 356 31 October 2013
That George William Lewis Marshall-Hall (1862–1915) is far from a household name cannot simply reflect collective amnesia about Australian music of the era. While Nellie Melba and Percy Grainger remain widely celebrated, subversion of moral and religious orthodoxies left Marshall-Hall’s legacy significantly undervalued. These sixteen carefully sequenced essays, emerging from a 2010 symposium o ... (read more)