The Perpetual French Discovery of Australian Cinema
9 Acknowledgements This book is supported by a grant from the School of Languages and Linguistics and the Research and Research Training Com- mittee, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne. I offer my sincere thanks to Professor Colin Nettelbeck and to Dr Gregory Sims of The University of Melbourne for their advice and guidance while I conducted the PhD research from which this book is drawn. I am also grateful to Professor Jean A. Gili who supervised the development of this project during my DEA at the Université de Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne. I am particularly indebted to M. Gilles Jacob, President of the Cannes International Film Festival, for his inestimable con- tribution to the research, and particularly for granting me a per- sonal accreditation to attend the 52nd Cannes Film Festival. Thanks also to the film professionals who gave generously of their time in contributing to the research: Pierre Rissient, Jean Roy, Pierre-Henri Deleau, Bernard Bories, Roger Gonin, Cathy Robinson, Diana Berman, Scott Murray and David Stratton. I owe many thanks to Caroline Schopfer of Peter Lang in Bern for her invaluable support and for her professionalism in bringing this book to publication. I also thank the research staff at Screen Australia, at the Festival International du Film, and at the Bibliothèque du Film et de l’Image. While researching in Paris, I very much appreciated the advice of Mme Claudine Thoridnet and Jean-Pierre Jeancolas, and the generous friend- ship of Lionel Vuidard and Séverine Roinssard. Thanks...
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