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Harold Hopkins, 1944 - 2011

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He appeared in several major Australian movies, including Bruce Beresford's Don's Party (1976) and The Club (1980) and Peter Weir's Gallipoli (1981), but I've only just now caught up with the news that Harold Hopkins died on Sunday, December 11. I have Simon de Bruyn to thank, who posted the video above at Twitch, noting that, in 1998, Hopkins "took a role in a 25 minute low budget short film called Bloodlock, made by a young upcoming group of filmmakers called Blue Tongue Films. These days Blue Tongue are known as the outfit responsible for films such as Animal Kingdom, The Square and Hesher, and the upcoming Sundance opener Wish You Were Here. But back then they were just starting out in Sydney as filmmakers. The Blue Tongue team has decided to express their gratitude and resulting friendship with Hopkins by creating a wonderful video tribute." De Bruyn's also embedded Blooklock in that Twitch entry.
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Blue Tongue Films Produces Harold Hopkins Tribute

This week celebrated Australian actor Harold Hopkins passed away at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer. Hopkins had major roles in classic Australian movies including Don's Party, The Club and Gallipoli, and also supported upcoming Australian filmmakers. In 1998 he took a role in a 25 minute low budget short film called Bloodlock, made by a young upcoming group of filmmakers called Blue Tongue Films. These days Blue Tongue are known as the outfit responsible for films such as Animal Kingdom, The Square and Hesher, and the upcoming Sundance opener Wish You Were Here. But back then they were just starting out in Sydney as filmmakers. The Blue Tongue team has decided to express their gratitude and resulting friendship with Hopkins by creating a wonderful video tribute, below, to their friend...
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Watch the Short Films of Nash Edgerton: 1996-2007

After watching The Square, Nash Edgerton's feature directorial debut, and before sitting down to write my review I took to YouTube to watch Nash's eight short films, or I should say seven as his 2007 short "Spider" will play in front of screenings of The Square just as it did at my press screening.

If you've read my review of The Square you were probably able to tell my impression of that film was highly influenced by not only "Spider" but also from Edgerton's seven earlier shorts, all of which I enjoyed immensely and offer here for you to enjoy as well.

If you were to watch all eight shorts it would run you approximately 80 minutes if you watched from beginning to end and it's hard to show a preference to one or another, though two stand out as my favorites. The Pitch is short and quite comical and will
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