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*contains spoilers Let me talk briefly about The Fringe Dwellers (1987) and now erased from the IMDb is the possible fact that Indigenous people walked out or turned their back on this movie at Cannes. It was the first movie which at least in its foreign soundtracks dealt with the ‘jinx’ of stigma which the…

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*contains spoilers It’s ‘healing week’ according to NAIDOC if you know what that is! And to sample the white settlers in Hollywood’s Oklahoma (1955) where the natives are simply out of sight: “We know we belong to the land! … and the land we belong to is grand!” but as we know it is a…

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*contains spoilers Fans of Gene Wilder (1933-2016 Alzheimer’s disease) and Zero Mostel (1915-77 heart aneurysm) who appeared together in the Mel Brooks comedy The Producers (1968) are probably not aware of the theatre of the absurd movie version of playwright Eugene Ionesco’s (1909-94) Rhinoceros (1974). While this isn’t a great movie, part of the absurdist…

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