White Cloud Silver Screen


White Cloud - Silver Screen: New Zealand on Film


By: Bob Harvey, text; Tony Bridge, photography

Exisle Publishing Ltd., PO Box 60-490, Titirangi, Auckland 1230 - Copyright 2005

250mm x 280mm - 160 pages containing 112 colour photographs;
Hardbound, cased and jacketed. Suggested $60nz.

ISBN 0908988478




First and foremost, this book contains a vast number of beautiful images. It's intent is to provide "a book of landscapes themed around film locations". It does not attempt to put it's camera tripod in the same exact places as the related movie cameras did, nor does it even try to provide similiar still images of what you saw in any of the refered movies. It reminds me of a location book; it provides high quality stills of various New Zealand locations that have been used in films. Through their care in selecting scenes with a variety of lighting, moods, colour and drama, the presentors more than succeeded in providing a visually memorable book. However, if you are looking for a book presenting an in-depth discussion of most New Zealand made films, this is not your book. That is not to say that the authors do not provide basic information about many New Zealand films - they do that primarily in the nine-page introduction, but don't expect a great deal of detail. Although Mr Harvey, a man with many decades of experience within the New Zealand film industry, is quite capable of details, that is not the purpose of this book. Nor is it meant to be a textbook on New Zealand film. It is to show you the varied beauty of New Zealand from a film-makers prospective and at this they are successful. If you have a friend who enjoys New Zealand films and/or loves New Zealand, this is the perfect book gift.



Table of Contents

008 - Acknowledgements
010 - Maps of North and South Islands
011 - Introduction
020 - Mr Tarawera
022 - St Faith's Curch, Ohinemutu, Rotorua
023 - Gibraltar Rock, Waimangu Valley, near Rotorua
025 - The shimmering waters of Lake Taupo
027 - Auckland, viewed from the Sky Tower
028 - Cook's Cove, Tolaga Bay
029 - Tokamaru Bay
030 - Tolaga Bay, East Coast
032 - Mt Cook from Lake Tekapo
034 - Coromandel
039 - Huia, Manukau Harbour
041 - Mt Ruapehu
042 - Raetihi
044 - Crown Range, Otago
045 - The Remarkables, Queenstown
047 - Kowhitirangi, Westland
048 - Deserted schoolhouse, Ohakune
049 - Horopito' Smash Palace
051 - Waitomo and Mt Messenger, Taranaki
053 - Young Nick's Head
055 - Anaura Bay, East Coast
056 - Hills at Pouawa, East Coast
058 - Hicks Bay road, East Cape
060 - Mt Ruapehu
062 - The Desert Road
064 - Puhoi
066 - Devonport
067 - Browns Bay, North Shore
068 - Auckland Harbour Bridge
070 - The Beach and park at Wenderholm
072 - The Karekare beach
076 - Helensville
078 - Cook Strait inter-island ferry
080 - The sands at Pohara, Golden Bay
083 - Hagley Park, Christchurch
084 - Christchurch Art Gallery
086 - Lyttelton Harbour overlook from Cass Peak Scenic Reserve
089 - Godley Head, Lyttelton Harbour
090 - The Wildfoods Festival, Hokitika
092 - Studend accommodation, Dunedin
094 - Preserving the Past - Dunedin buildings
096 - Farmland of Morrinsville
098 - The hills of Wellington suburbs
100 - Wellington City Centre
102 - Seatoun foreshore
104 - Takaka Hill
106 - Lake Heron
108 - Lindis Pass
110 - Poolburn Reservoir, Otago
112 - Glenorchy forest
114 - Arthur's Pass
118 - Lake Lyndon
119 - Lake Pearson
120 - Punakaiki
122 - Taranaki
124 - Whangara
128 - Ophir, Central Otago
130 - Cromwell area
132 - Autum in Roxburgh
134 - Larnach Castle
136 - Craigieburn
138 - Lake Pearson
140 - Elephant Hill, Duntroon
142 - Pennyfarthing in Oamaru
146 - Whanganui River
148 - Jerusalem
150 - Piha beach
152 - Vulcan Lane, Auckland
153 - Sky Tower from Ponsonby
154 - Oreti Beach
158 - Putting You In The Picture
160 - Credits


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