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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…

Read more The Indigenous Insult and Exploitation in Charlie’s Country and others (Part One)

*contains spoilers The Linda Blair (1959-) movie Dead Sleep (1990) looks into a part of Australian medical history which should not be forgotten like this movie unfortunately is. The fundamental question of whether a family and the patient themselves should listen and take psychiatric treatment and advice as the gospel truth and not just as…

Read more The Aussie Cult of Actress Linda Blair in Dead Sleep (1990)

*contains spoilers Producer and director Michael Laughlin (1943-) has been around since the late 1960s. He produced the highly praised Bryan Forbes (1926-2013 multiple sclerosis) directed film The Whisperers (1967) which earned Dame Edith Evans (1888-1976) an Oscar nomination. He also produced one of director Monte Hellman’s (1932-) finished products Two Lane Blacktop (1971). Raised…

Read more Director Michael Laughlin’s Strange Unfinished Trilogy