“Now you have the picture of the Spanish civil war being projected on the screen and these two heavy figures swinging away at each other and missing most of the time. The lights came up. We looked at each other, burst into laughter and became great friends.”
– Orson Welles, on his relationship with Ernest Hemingway
From Dr Matthew Asprey Gear’s new book At the End of the Street in the Shadow: Orson Welles and the City.
“The producers famously violated a number of road laws and paid some of the crew in slabs of beer…
Trailer # 1
“The original Mad Max provides an origin story for Australia’s most iconic hot-under-the-collar antihero, depicting the tragic events that made him such a killjoy. It was also a baptism by fire for the director, George Miller, who shot the film in and around Melbourne on a shoestring budget.”
– Luke Buckmaster – ’10 best Australian films made by first-time directors’
Trailer # 2
“By far what I found most appealing about The Force Awakens, one of the most anticipated films of the decade in one of the most universally beloved film franchises of all time, is that its two main characters are a white woman and a black man. This is meaningful not only because it moves Star Wars into a space that better reflects its audience, but because the franchise is huge enough to influence the larger filmic landscape, and potentially nudge Hollywood toward consistently telling more inclusive stories.”
– from Review by http://www.FeministFrequency.com
For the Centenary of Cinema in 1995, a compilation of films was put together to celebrate the anniversary in various countries.
Australia’s entry was “White Fellas Dreaming” by Dr George Miller, and this short clip is an excerpt / introduction from the documentary where he discusses growing up and discovering film, and learning about film and mythology through the Mad Max Trilogy.