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By the book

by Jonathan Coe In the course of their famous book-length interview, Francois Truffaut once asked Alfred Hitchcock about his approach to literary adaptation. Hitch's response was as magisterial, worldly and mischievous as one would expect: "What I do is to read a...

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Jack Thompson’s focus on Coast awards

  Veteran Australian actor Jack Thompson and young film-maker and director James Khehtie on the eve of the Asia Pacific awards on the Gold Coast. Photo: Mike Batterham THE Asia Pacific Screen Awards focuses on feature films, but veteran actor Jack Thompson is hoping...

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Hobbit to stay in New Zealand

Protests were held in New Zealand over the decision. (Getty) Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" movies will be made in New Zealand after the government struck a deal with Hollywood studio Warner Bros., Prime Minister John Key said Wednesday. Ending almost two months of...

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New Australian Film Stories Workshop

In partnership with Blackheath firm Ink-to-Screen, Macquarie Group Foundation LongLines brings you the opportunity to apply for a LongLines New Australian Film Stories Workshop. How would your novel –published, unpublished, or just carefully worked out – work on the...

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Ten Novels that would make good films

The Booker prize-winning Life of Pi by Yann Martel  1. The Political Drama — The Weight of a Mustard Seed Infiltrate Saddam Hussein’s brutal regime through the story of one of his most loyal aides. Wendell Steavenson spent five years with General Kamel Sachet and his...

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Nine Scifi Books That Deserve To Be Films

By Andrew Liptak Copy this whole post to another site Slurp cancel select site advertising consumerist deadspin defamer fleshbot gay fleshbot gawker gizmodo idolator io9 jalopnik jezebel kotaku lifehacker valleywag artists gawkershop Some science fiction novels can't...

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Wake In Fright

Wake In Fright Paul Byrnes June 29, 2009 Eye opener...Jack Thompson (top) in Wake In Fright. REDISCOVERING Wake In Frightis less like running into an old friend than someone you feared as a child. There has never been a more savage and scabrous film about Australia....

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