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Vale Bill Hunter (1940 – 2011)

Vale Bill Hunter (1940 – 2011)

Sarah Ward May 22, 2011 0

As any Australian, or fan of Australian film or television will be aware, William John Hunter, or Bill as he is more commonly known, is an icon of the industry. Indeed, from the 1970s

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Heading west: First Korea, then Hollywood

Heading west: First Korea, then Hollywood

Sarah Ward March 13, 2011 0

As many filmmakers have learned the hard way, making the leap from the cinema of their native country to the world stage can be fraught with difficulty. For every success of the scale of

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The future of intelligence: Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The future of intelligence: Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Sarah Ward February 24, 2011 0

In the hierarchy of Earthly intelligence, humanity reigns supreme. With the smarts of the animal kingdom considered inferior to those of homo sapiens due to our mastery of language (rightly or wrongly), for millennia

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Man of many talents: Five memorable performances from James Franco

Man of many talents: Five memorable performances from James Franco

Sarah Ward February 10, 2011 0

With every movie-related news story referencing James Franco of late – including rumours of his role in Sam Raimi’s The Wizard Of Oz prequel Oz: The Great And Powerful, his impending directorial involvement of

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The future of procreation: Gattaca and Children Of Men

The future of procreation: Gattaca and Children Of Men

Sarah Ward January 11, 2011 0

Procreation is a popular cinematic subject, informing all manner of inane comedies about the desire for and perils of parenthood. Spanning a variety of efforts perhaps best characterised as the good (Knocked Up), the

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Vale Pete Postlethwaite (1946 – 2011)

Vale Pete Postlethwaite (1946 – 2011)

Sarah Ward January 4, 2011 0

It is not often that the passing of an actor that so few members of the general public could name but almost all would recognise draws the reaction witnessed across social media networks over

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