My Cult Movie

*contains spoilers Name: RichardAge: 70 Occupation: Actor Favourite Movie: The Conversation (1974)Starring: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest, Cindy Williams and Robert Duvall First Saw It: Probably with a girlfriend in my early 20s at a Sydney cinema on Pitt Street. Plot: Director Francis Ford Coppola’s film is about an obsessive surveillance expert…

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*contains spoilers Name: Bec. Age: 49 Occupation: Marketing and Communication Agency Owner Favourite Movie: The Blue Lagoon (1980) Starring: Christopher Atkins, Brooke Shields and Leo McKern First Saw It: I was ten and saw it at the movies but I don’t remember who I was with. Plot: A couple of children shipwrecked on a tropical…

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* contains spoilers Name: CameronAge: 59 Occupation: Former Pay Clerk Favourite Movie: Psycho (1960) First Saw It: I was seventeen on tv at home Starring: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin and Martin Balsam Plot: Director Alfred Hitchcock adapts the novel by Robert Bloch which was based on the life of killer Ed…

Read more My Cult Movie: “… It’s still got the power to shock”

*contains spoilers Name: AnneAge: 52 Occupation: Pet Sitter Favourite Movie: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) First Saw It: One television by myself one Christmas in my late 20s. Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers Plot: Director Frank Capra’s sentimental tale of a man who has worked all his life…

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*contains spoilers Name: PhilAge: 56 Occupation: Former Storeman Favourite Movie: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1959)First Saw It: On television as a kid at home Starring: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker and Thayer David. Plot: Based on Jules Verne’s 19th Century novel about a daring expedition to the centre of…

Read more My Cult Movie: “It’s the kind of thing I treasure in my memory…”

*contains spoilers Name: Josie Age: 69 Occupation: Retired enrolled nurse Favourite Movie: The Sound of Music (1965)First Saw It: I’m pretty certain my mum took us to see it at the movies at the local theatre Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn and, of course, the children Plot: A Rodgers and Hammerstein…

Read more My Cult Movie: “I love everything about this movie…”

*contains spoilers Name: AmandaAge: 34 Occupation: Marketing and Comms Consultant Favourite Movie: The Sound of Music (1965)First Saw It: When I was really little on tv. I must have been five with my mum at home one night and it went for hours Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn and, of course,…

Read more My Cult Movie: “It was the gift that kept on giving…”