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Production kicks off on Goalpost’s ‘Fighting Season’

(l-r): Jay Ryan, Ewen Leslie (seated), George Pullar, Paul De Gelder, Marco Alosio and Julian Maroun (seated). (Photo: Mark Rogers).

Shooting begins this week in Sydney on Fighting Season, a new Foxtel drama that follows Australian soldiers returning from Afghanistan..

The six-part series looks at a possible cover-up where the "lines between killer and family man, between hero and victim, between truth and imagination, are constantly shifting."

Producer Kylie du Fresne said the series is based on extensive research and interviews with former soldiers about their time in Afghanistan and the realities of coming home and reintegrating into society..

A Goalpost Pictures production, the show will be helmed by director Kate Woods (Looking for Alibrandi), who returns to Australia after a decade working in the Us on programs like Law and Order Svu and Suits. Wasted on the Young.s Ben Lucas will also direct..

The cast is led
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Kate Middleton Reveals Her Baby Is Kicking ‘Very Much’

The royal baby is already making moves inside the womb! The pregnant duchess revealed during a visit to the National Fishing Heritage Centre that her little boy or girl is moving around a lot — even though her baby bump is barely there!

Kate Middleton is in her fifth month of pregnancy, but she’s still barely showing a bump — especially behind her winter coat! The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the National Fishing Heritage Centre for an appearance on March 5, and revealed that she can feel the royal baby moving around a lot!

At the event, Kate talked to an admirer Bobbie Brown, 42,

“I asked her if [the baby] has been moving or kicking,” Bobbie says, according to Us Weekly. “She said: ‘Yes, it is. Very much so.’”

Paula Rampling, who also came out to see royal mom-to-be, gave Kate two unisex baby outfits, and said Kate told her, “that’s so cute.
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The best photography books of 2012: an alternative selection

From an album of candid shots by Dennis Hopper to a study of the short-lived Zambian 60s space programme, here are 10 more of the year's top picture publications

A few weeks ago, I rounded up some of the best photobooks of 2012, but the ones I left out have been nagging at me ever since. There follows, in no particular order, a much more personal selection, most of which are still available.

Billy Monk: Nightclub Photographs, Dewi Lewis, £30

Alongside Lucas Foglia's A Natural Order, which I wrote about here, Billy Monk's Nightclub Photographs is perhaps my favourite photobook of 2012. From 1967 to 1969, Monk was a bouncer in the Catacombs, a sleazy nightclub in Cape Town. He was also an excellent amateur photographer, as this extraordinary book of intimate monochrome reportage shows.

Cristina de Middel: The Afronauts, self-published (sold out)

Though the first print run is long sold out and De
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Rachel Griffiths and Mandy McElhinney lead new Paper Giants cast

Rachel Griffiths and Mandy McElhinney have been cast in the follow up to Paper Giants: the Birth of Cleo, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars.

Griffiths will play Dulcie Boling, editor of New Idea with McElhinney playing Nene King, Boling’s former deputy editor and the new editor of Packer’s Women’s Day.

The story follows the rivalry of the women as a battle between the magazines give rise to celebrities, gossip and chequebook journalism. As the press release reads: “It’s 1987. Hair is big. Shoulder pads are wide. The Royals are still a family.”

Produced by Southern Star’s Mimi Butler and John Edwards, the series will see the return of Rob Carlton as Kerry Packer. Carlton won a Logie for his portrayal of the late Acp boss in Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo.

Written by Justin Monjo and Keith Thompson, the series will be directed by Daina Reid,
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Ken Russell's photography reined in his cinematic excesses

The understated observational reportage style of Russell's 'still films' is an antidote to the surrealism and extravagance of his movies

In March last year, I interviewed Ken Russell, who has died, aged 84. We spoke over the phone about his days as a working photographer in the 1950s. It was a tough call: he was slightly deaf and very grumpy. Our first attempt at communication ended abruptly when he shouted: "That will be all, thank you very much!" and slammed the phone down. I persevered and, with the help of Lucy Bell, who was hosting an exhibition of his work in her gallery in St Leonards-on-sea , finally got a more illuminating interview.

Having given up on his ambition to be a dancer, Russell started working as a freelance photographer in 1951, aged 23. In the interview, he referred to his photographs as "still films" which, in a way, they were. Initially he was a street photographer,
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Exclusive Video: The Square First Six Minutes!

We have a brand new exclusive video featuring the first six minutes of The Square, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray this August 24. Click on the clip below to watch the opening moments from this exciting new noir drama, which stars David Roberts, Claire van der Boom and Joel Edgerton:

The Square: First 6 Minutes

A stylish, twist-filled film noir, The Square centers on an adulterous couple whose scheming leads to arson, blackmail and murder. Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond Yale becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. Ray's moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband's latest crime. This is their chance: Take the money and run... If only it were that simple. The seed is planted and Ray, fearing he will lose his love, engineers the plan. Hiring the professional arsonist Billy becomes a fatal error,
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Exclusive Video: The Square Special Feature Clip

The Square will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 24 and we have a brand new exclusive special feature clip from this home video release. Click below to take a look at this new special feature clip, which features director Nash Edgerton and other crew members discussing a car chase in the film.

Exclusive: Car Chase Meeting

A stylish, twist-filled film noir, The Square centers on an adulterous couple whose scheming leads to arson, blackmail and murder. Escaping the monotony of a loveless marriage, Raymond Yale becomes entangled in an affair with the beautiful and troubled Carla. Ray's moral limits are tested when Carla presents him with the proceeds of her controlling husband's latest crime. This is their chance: Take the money and run... If only it were that simple. The seed is planted and Ray, fearing he will lose his love, engineers the plan. Hiring the professional arsonist Billy becomes a fatal error,
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The Square” also features David Roberts, Claire van der Boom, Anthony Hayes, Lisa Bailey, Lucy Bell, Paul Caesar, Mia Chippendale, Thomas Chippendale and Amanda Crompton. The film opens in Chicago on April 30, 2010. The VIP prize packs include:

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Exclusive Video: Filmmakers Talk The Square

Australian actor Joel Edgerton is best known to audiences in the United States as the young Owen Lars, stepbrother to Anakin and future Uncle to Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. In fact, Edgerton's own brother, Nash, was actually the stunt double for Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi in the prequel trilogy. But now Nash has moved into the director's chair with a script written by Joel in the new Australian neo-noir thriller, The Square, opening in theaters on April 9th and featuring Joel in a supporting role. We recently had a chance to sit down with Joel and Nash Edgerton to discuss their new film; it's intriguing plot, interesting characters and what it's like to collaborate with your own brother. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
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Ken Russell on his 50s photographs of great British eccentrics | Interview

Before he became Britain's most controversial film director, Russell forged a career as a photographer, capturing the great eccentrics of his youth for posterity

Before he became Britain's most controversial film director with Women In Love in 1969, and long before he gained a burst of brief late notoriety by joining – and storming out of – the 2007 Celebrity Big Brother house, Ken Russell was a freelance photographer. He began taking photographs in 1951, aged 23, having abandoned his ambition to be a dancer, and for six years his work appeared regularly in publications such as Illustrated Magazine and Picture Post.

Now 82, Russell's memories are hazy and his patience limited. "I had lots of time on my hands back then," he tells me. "I used to wander the streets around Notting Hill, where I lived, until something caught my eye. Plus, I had friends who were dancers and I used to do studio portraits of
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