Canberra`s Museum and Gallery has a piece of film and political history - a 1940s barber`s chair that reputedly hosted prime ministers and served as a prop in adult films. They would like to know which adult films it featured in.
Having reached the age of thirty, and extended from six to ten days in celebration, the St Kilda Film Festival was in serious need of a major sponsor until just a few weeks ago. Now on board the Air Asia dream machine, Paul Harris had a certain relief in his voice when he contemplated the evolution of the festival.
Penne Hackforth-Jones has died of lung cancer. She was pretty private, but her public world as a performer will linger in dozens of television programs and a solid bunch of secondary roles in some fine films. Read blog and you start to touch the spirit that endeared her to so many professional colleagues.
With theatrical runs that last for decades in all Australian capital cities, and an audience which numbers in the millions each year, using experimental formats and multimedia, you`d really think that Bruce Brown would be a celebrated figure in Australian documentary. Bruce who?
"We don`t consider film-making to be part of the Arts anymore. Film-making used to be for film-makers, now it`s just for anybody." The Museums Australia National Conference offers a challenging perspective on conventional screen industry professionalism
"Overall, Luhrmann`s Gatsby is every bit as vulgar, shoddily opportunistic, crazed for elusive prestige and uninterested in tomorrow`s ultimate verdict on what matters as its hero. That`s how come I like it—and why I think Scott Fitzgerald might have, too. To be alive enough to be travestied sure beats being embalmed."