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I came across this chap today via what he purports to be a ‘regular ABC column’.
I watched the Hawke tele-movie last night, hoping to see something of quality in a portrayal of Labor’s greatest leader of the modern era. Sadly, all I saw was a disjointed and emotionless profile backed by some mediocre acting. The characterisation of key Labor figures of the late `70’s was also pretty damn poor, I thought. To the point where I thought players other than ‘Hawke’ and ‘Keating’ should have been wearing signs on their chests to identify who they were. I picked up on Kim Beazley, Robert Ray, Bill Kelty and Graham Richardson but that was it for me. […]
I went along to see the latest in a long, long line of Paramount attempts to resurrect Roddenberry’s franchise yesterday.
I recently had the pleasure of a rare outing to the movies. The show? ‘Quantum of Solace’
An announcement this morning by ABC Radio National presenter, Stephen Crittenden at the beginning of his Religion Report program, about cuts to ABC Radio National programming has caused an absolute furore within, and without, the ABC.
I think it’s fair to claim that the cultural gap between America and Australia is akin to the Valles Marineris on Mars. Blind Freddie would have seen the difficulties in taking the Kath and Kim style of comedy from these shores and transplanting it into US actors, for consumption by a US audience. Crocodile Dundee as artful Australiana, which captivates the Yanks, who believe kangaroos actually hop down Martin Place, Sydney. Kath and Kim is the definitive Australian piss-take, self-deprecating look at Australians and Australian society. We just love laughing at ourselves. Something, in my experience, American culture has a […]