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The biggest issue facing the Australian film or TV industry is: Time, opportunity and money for experimentation.
Best movie quote of all time: "You stop telling lies about me, I'll stop telling the truth about you". It's from Money Never Sleeps.—.don't judge me.
Do you Google yourself? Yes, mainly to see what nationality people think I am this week.
If you could live inside one of your shows, would you? Which one? I made a short some years ago called Something Fishy. I would live in that world in a second, regardless of how macabre it is.
Classics I would like to remake: American Psycho with an all-female cast.
Favourite comedy film/show of all time: Nothing has made me laugh more than the Danish black comedy Adam's Apples. »
- Harry Windsor
Jason from Mnpp here for another round of "Beauty vs Beast." I was doing my umpteenth (literally, my umpteenth) post on Muriel's Wedding over at my own site this past week when I realized that I really do not give enough attention and affection to director Pj Hogan's masterful follow-up film, 1997's deliciously cold-blooded Julia Roberts rom-com My Best Friend's Wedding. Which turns 20 in June! That's nuts!
On the page the character that Julia plays is a selfish and manipulative monster, but Roberts pushes the star wattage to full-tilt (has her hair ever been bigger and bouncier?) and charms us even as she's being despicable. (God do I understand and empathize with Jules, much to my horror.) Meanwhile Cameron Diaz, one year before There's Something About Mary, gave her own off-the-charts effervescence to the woman we were supposed to, but it was impossible to, hate. Take your corners...
2 items from 2017
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