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*contains spoilers Writer Daphne du Maurier (1907-89 heart failure) wrote a kind of loose trilogy of novels set in Cornwall in South West England which were turned into movies and they were Jamaica Inn (1939), Rebecca (1940) and Frenchman’s Creek (1944). Alfred Hitchcock directed two of these titles – Jamaica Inn and Rebecca – while…

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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…

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*contains spoilers When did the supercomputer come into being? In fact, has a supercomputer already come into being? Like the movie Eagle Eye (2008), is there already a information gathering supercomputer which can think and pick on individuals – perhaps even determine the outcome of elections in various countries through fudging numbers fed into it.…

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Josephine (previously John) Emery (19 February 1947-)  is one of a group of filmmakers who was at the heart of the film industry in South Australia when it began to thrive in the late 70s and into the 1980s. She wrote a script for what would become Phil Noyce’s first feature Backroads (1977). She followed…

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