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Wonder Woman: Does Sex Still Sell?

https://youtu.be/1Q8fG0TtVAY   I asked the guy in the DC t-shirt if he was going to see the Wonder Woman movie when it came out. He said he wasn’t sure because...the costume designer…she’s not a sex object! I was surprised by his response. Then there is the Empire Magazine poster. The March poster was of Wonder… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Does Sex Still Sell?

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I am one in 37 million

I got my Babadook book yesterday. It has been a long wait. The kickstarter campaign started in May 2014. There were people in my house who were skeptical. They thought Mister Babadook would never knock on the door. It was worth the wait. It is simply beautiful. The quality of the paper and the magnificence… Continue reading I am one in 37 million

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Costumes maketh the character

Costume designers are underrated. While directors are celebrated, who remembers the person who designed the characters' clothes and yet clothes are important to who we and what we want to project to the world. We might not  consciously notice the message being sent by a costume. Colours There has been much written about the use of colour… Continue reading Costumes maketh the character

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How do you judge if a film is a winner?

https://youtu.be/hEJnMQG9ev8 While I eagerly wait for the nominees for best feature film in this year's AACTA awards it so happens I have caught up with seeing all of the nominees from 2015 Last years winner Mad Max Fury Road  was not my favourite for the year, and while not everyone is expected to agree with the judges, it… Continue reading How do you judge if a film is a winner?

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The Movie was better than the Book

Sometimes the movie is better than the book. I know, contentious.  I am a reader and a writer I not supposed to say that. But as a consumer of stories, sometimes the movie is better than the book. First the movie warnings: 3 Movies to avoid if you read the book Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell… Continue reading The Movie was better than the Book

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Ostracised for Spoilers – The New Polite

WARNING: Random spoilers from really old things you should know already and some swearing The new polite is to warn of forthcoming spoilers. I imagine a time, long long ago when a woman could be ostracised for forgetting to write thank you notes or perhaps for wearing last year's dress. Now, it is spoilers that… Continue reading Ostracised for Spoilers – The New Polite

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople and how publicity works

I have been thinking about publicity lately (cause I got a book coming out!). We went to see The Hunt for the Wilderpeople on the weekend.  Why did I spend my money on this movie? I had seen Boy and What We Do in the Shadows also directed by Taika Waititi. Let's begin there.  I spent money… Continue reading Hunt for the Wilderpeople and how publicity works