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  HACKSAW RIDGE - THE CORPORAL WITHOUT A GUN
Why would a 23 year old Adventist conscientious objector from Lynchburg, Virginia, enlist voluntarily – and then refuse to kill or carry a weapon into combat? And how – under those circumstances - did he become the first conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honour. These questions are explored in Mel Gibson’s fact-based Hacksaw Ridge, starring Andrew Garfield as Desmond Thomas Doss, and made in Australia. Andrew L. Urban reports.
HAMLET: BRANAGH'S OBSESSION HAMLET: BRANAGH'S OBSESSION

The elements of Hamlet have intrigued and obsessed Kenneth Branagh ever since he first saw the play at the age of fifteen. The actor, producer, writer and director has yearned to film Hamlet ever since. Louise Keller explores the story behind the making of the film.

  HANDS ON – ALL MEDIA PRODUCING, A FUTURE BOOK TODAY
The future of the screen industry – including the traditional film industry – is what the players are calling all-media projects. But how do you get experience in the future? By listening to (or in this case reading) what the pioneers can teach us. Marcus Gillezeau is a pre-eminent and award winning not to mention successful pioneer, and he has written a handy book, Hands On All Media Producing, passing on what he has learnt. Andrew L. Urban asked him for a copy to review ...
HANGING UP HANGING UP
Everyone's got one - a family. And everyone's got a phone, too. Hanging Up, based on Delia Ephron's novel, is a drawn-from-life comedy about how the latter is the tool of torture and information used by the former. Read all about it. . .
HANGING UP: THE STARS HANGING UP: THE STARS
Meet the Mozells: patriarch Lou (Walter Matthau) and daughters Georgia (Diane Keaton), vying for a spot on the Power List as editor in chief of her self-titled women's magazine; Eve (Meg Ryan), the daddy's girl-turned-responsible middle sister; and Maddy (Lisa Kudrow), a semi-successful soap actress.
  HANNAY, DAVID: OBITUARY (1939 - 2014)
Andrew L. Urban traces David Hannay’s professional and private life, and below, David’s brother Charles Hannah pays tribute to him – and explains the seeming anomaly of the spelling of their surname.
HANNIBAL - MAKING A MEAL OF CONFUSION HANNIBAL - MAKING A MEAL OF CONFUSION
Controversial and newsworthy – a ‘man bites man’ story - the media, in making a meal out of Hannibal, is only adding to the confusion. At their Rome Press Conference (7/2/2001), Ridley Scott and Anthony Hopkins ("it’s acting, that’s all…") put the film in context, while around the world, ratings bodies take a stab at shielding children from some of the film’s more gruesome moments. But it’s not the admittance age that matters most; it’s the advisory tag with it, says Andrew L. Urban who canvasses the issues.
  HAPPY FEET - MUSIC TO OUR EARS
If you think recording the sound of 1500 penguins singing is a big ask, how about getting the stars to read their lines in real time from several locations around the US, with the director stationed in Sydney. Well, Trackdown Scoring Stage did it as part of their music recording services for Happy Feet, which has just been nominated for a Best Animation Oscar.
HAPPY TIMES FOR SYDNEY ASIA PACIFIC FEST HAPPY TIMES FOR SYDNEY ASIA PACIFIC FEST
To mark the 30th anniversary of Australia’s diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China the Festival, this year’s Sydney Asia Pacific Film Festival (August 8 – 17) will present three contemporary features from China, opening with Happy Times, a bitter-sweet comedy set in urban China, by acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou (The Road Home). Andrew L. Urban reports.
  Hard Eight
There are lots of movies that manage to take advantage of the casino aesthetic in more ways than one. These movies are usually going to make use of the fact that casinos tend to be well-decorated areas that are already picturesque enough for a film. Some of these movies are about heists, and casinos are more glamorous settings for heists than liquor stores or some of the more common locations for heists in real life. Movies that are more strongly about the experience of gambling are much more rare, and the gamblers that manage to find any of them should appreciate them that much more as a result. Finding a Hard Eight movie review written by an enthusiastic gambler is not difficult.
HARRISON, GEORGE: OBITUARY HARRISON, GEORGE: OBITUARY
George Harrison died last week at 58; he is best known for playing guitar in The Beatles, but he later became a film producer on films like Life of Brian, Mona Lisa, The Long Good Friday and others. In November 1986, promoting Mona Lisa and visiting Australia for the Grand Prix, he spoke at length to Andrew L. Urban. We publish that interview as a tribute to the guitarist who became a producer - but always wanted to be a gardener.
HARRY POTTER: FINDING HARRY AND FRIENDS HARRY POTTER: FINDING HARRY AND FRIENDS
He was having a bath when the phone rang and changed Daniel Radcliff’s life forever; he was so excited he cried a lot, woke up at 2am and checked with his parents in case it was all a dream. After a long and frustrating search, the filmmakers had their Harry Potter; but Harry’s two best friends at Hogwart’s School Of Witchraft and Wizardry were also crucial.
HART'S WAR HART'S WAR
Hart’s War, starring Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell, is a WWII movie with a difference. Hal Hayes probes beneath the surface of life in Stalag Luft III.
HAUNTING - and the drinking... HAUNTING - and the drinking...
Ghosts are here! With films like The Haunting and The Sixth Sense, there has never been a better time to invite a poltergeist to your place for a cocktail or, yes, even a spirit. We asked readers what drink they would serve up a grizzly ghoul or alcoholic apparition.
  HAVE CROWD, WILL FUND!
Inside a crowdfunding project – and some tips learnt by experience - by Michael Ney and Tim Maddocks.
  HÄXAN - WITCHCRAFT THROUGH THE AGES
Häxan is a vivid – but silent - exploration of witchcraft through the ages, from pioneer Danish filmmaker Benjamin Christensen. Fact and fantasy blend in this bizarre and atmospheric docu-drama, exposing imagined rituals like witches kissing the devil’s ass. A groundbreaking, visually stunning journey into the superstitious labyrinth that was the breeding ground for concepts of witchcraft. Andrew L. Urban reports.
  HAZLEHURST, NONI –2007 HECTOR MEMORIAL LECTURE
One of Australia’s most liked and respected actresses has delivered a scathing indictment of media – of every kind – in her Hector Crawford Memorial Lecture, addressing the country’s screen producers at their annual conference on the Gold Coast, on Wednesday, November 13, 2007. This is an edited extract.
  HEATHER OGILVIE'S POSTCARD FROM THE US
Australian executive producer Heather Ogilvie presented her latest film, Accidents Happen, at the 2009 Tribeca film festival in New York, where she found herself giving a masterclass in film financing, thanks to the effects of the Global Financial Crisis. In this exclusive report, Heather gives a deep insight into how the crisis is altering the balance of power between Australian and American producers – it’s no longer ‘us’ and ‘them’.
HEAVEN HEAVEN
Acclaimed creative Polish writer, small French company, major US distributor, English production company, German arthouse director and stars with Australian and Italian backgrounds: a team as disparate as this may have tuned a script with the potential for cinematic bliss into some sort of movie from hell. How did they avoid the traps? Andrew L. Urban reports.
HEAVEN'S BURNING HEAVEN'S BURNING
Heaven’s Burning re-unites Russell Crowe (pictured) and Robert Mammone on screen after seven years, reports ANDREW L. URBAN
  HECTOR CRAWFORD MEMORIAL LECTURE 2014 - PHILLIP ADAMS
Full transcript of the 2014 Hector Crawford Memorial Lecture delivered by Phillip Adams at Screen Forever Conference on Monday 17 November
  HEDGES, PETER Q & A - DAN IN REAL LIFE
It was a tough Aussie 1st Assistant Director’s unexpectedly teary endorsement of Juliette Binoche as an actress who “makes everyone better” that convinced Peter Hedges to cast Binoche in Dan In Real Life, he happily admits in this Q&A
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Hard to describe but easy to enjoy, Hedwig and The Angry Inch comes from the theatre – very big, very successful New York theatre. One of its creators (and star), John Cameron Mitchell, describes it as it a post-punk neo-glam rock musical. There you have it.
  HEROES, SUPERHEROES AND WITCHES
Scary fairy tales of evil stepmothers and wicked witches, of monsters and fire spitting dragons, cruel kings and evil spirits are not things of the past. They are not confined to our childhood. Far from it. We also crave them as adults and movies – and video games, and games of chance - deliver them.
  HESTON, CHARLTON - OBITUARY
The actor as large as many of his roles will best be remembered as Judah Ben-Hur, for which he won his only acting Oscar. But he achieved much more than that, writes Geoff Gardner.
  HIDDEN SYDNEY - A NIGHT OUT(RAGEOUS)
“Immerse yourself in the stories of Bea Miles, Abe Saffron, Roie the Witch, Standover Jim and the iconic Les Girls. Rub shoulders with the crims and crooks of the day, finishing up with last drinks at the Chevron Silver Spade.” That’s the ‘come-on’ for Hidden Sydney – The Glittering Mile, a naughty and nostalgic adventure in nightlife and the underworld of ‘the Cross’ from the 50s and 60s.

HIDEOUS KINKY HIDEOUS KINKY
Kate Winslet stars in the screen version of Esther Freud’s popular novel, Hideous Kinky, playing the mother who takes her two young daughters to live in Morocco, an exotic and vibrant alternative to cold London. But the film is more than travelogue, as Winslet explains.
  HIRE ANDREW L. URBAN TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT
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  HITCHCOCK – FEAR & FUN 
Using Stephen Rebello’s heavily researched book about the making of Psycho and John J. McLaughlin’s screenplay as his foundation, director Sacha Gervasi set off on his own journey of research, scouring archives to ferret out everything he could – and intuit that which he could not -- about Hitchcock and Alma’s relationship.
  HITCHCOCK EXTENDED AT ORPHEUM
  HITCHCOCK FESTIVAL 2016 AT ORPHEUM –‘FINALLY!’
‘My Own Film Festival – Finally!’ as Alfred Hitchcock is portrayed with a superior grimace, seen holding the sign. It’s an apt quote, even if the old wizard didn’t say so from his grave. But we can believe he would if he could. The Festival, July 21 – August 10, at Sydney’s Cremorne Orpheum, will screen 15 of the master’s films, including his classics Psycho, Vertigo, Rear Window, North By Northwest and Dial M For Murder.
HITCHCOCK ON DVD - ECCENTRIC, ECLECTIC AND ESSENTIAL HITCHCOCK ON DVD – ECCENTRIC, ECLECTIC AND ESSENTIAL
With an abundance of documentaries supporting the films themselves, and a 4-page booklet in each of the 14 DVDs, this collection of Alfred Hitchcock movies marks the first time Vertigo and Psycho are available as individual releases and showcases the legendary director’s eclectic output, says Keith Lofthouse.
HOLIDAY MOVIE SELECTION HOLIDAY MOVIE SELECTION
As we begin the new millenium, Louise Keller lists her movie picks for this holiday season. Two films stand out above the rest – and although they both begin with the letter 'C', they couldn't be more different. Aardman's claymation charmer Chicken Run and Ang Lee's spectacular Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon top the list; but there's something for everyone, including comic and poignant Australian fare, as well as Hollywood blockbusters and the best from UK.
HOLLYWOOD - NEXT UP: PART 1 HOLLYWOOD – NEXT UP: PART 1
Nick Roddick casts a glance at the casting couch and some projects coming up next from Hollywood: is George Clooney going to Bat again? Will Sandra Bullock be a Wonder ful woman? Is Christopher Walken into the Bears’ den?
  HOLLYWOOD COSTUMES AT MELBOURNE’S ACMI
An eye catching and multi-layered exhibition, Hollywood Costume explores the central role of costume design as an essential tool of cinema storytelling. It will illuminate the costume designer’s creative process from script to screen and reveal the collaborative dialogue that leads to the invention of authentic characters in the story. (ACMI, Melbourne, Apr 24 – Aug 18, 2013)
  HOLLYWOOD GOES TO WASHINGTON
From a positive take on politics of Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939) to a pessimistic one in State of the Union (1948), all in less than a decade of Hollywood … but there is more in this tightly written doco about politics at the movies. Isn’t that all of them, asks Andrew L. Urban.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES - FEBRUARY 99 HOLLYWOOD NOTES - FEBRUARY 99
There are movies in the making about two major historical figures – General Custer (with Brad Pitt?) and Simon Bolivar – while Bernardo Bertolucci’s next movie which will be based on the life of the painter Gesualdo da Venosa, reports NICK RODDICK.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES : November 2001 HOLLYWOOD NOTES : November 2001
A whistle stop through Hollywood movies planned or pre-planned or almost made is a ride from the sublime to the ridiculous; Nick Roddick provides the tour guide services. (Pic, Angelina Jolie)
HOLLYWOOD NOTES : OCTOBER 2002 HOLLYWOOD NOTES : OCTOBER 2002
Nick Roddick’s insider’s guide to Hollywood: will Tarantula cut it for Almodóvar and Co? Naomi Watts (pic) in heavyweight 21 Grams; Karen Black leads maniacs in House of 1000 Corpses; Freddy v Jason shooting (each other?); Bob Dylan wraps Masked And Anonymous – and more.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES - JANUARY 1999 HOLLYWOOD NOTES – JANUARY 1999
NICK RODDICK uncovers Mel Gibson’s shaven head, Jodie Foster’s new King - and much more.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES - MAY 2003 (Part 1) HOLLYWOOD NOTES – MAY 2003 (Part 1)
More musicals to come, or is it a Phantom of Hollywood’s imagination, writes Nick Roddick in this month’s Hollywood round up (Part 2 next week).
HOLLYWOOD NOTES - MAY 2003 (Part 2) HOLLYWOOD NOTES – MAY 2003 (Part 2)
Damon re-doing Derek’s 10 and Darin’s bio, writes Nick Roddick, and the Cassavites dynasty continues with Xan’s new film with Vince Vaughn and Steve Buscemi. (Pic Kevin Spacey)
HOLLYWOOD NOTES 2: JUNE 99 HOLLYWOOD NOTES 2: JUNE 99
NICK RODDICK continues his report on the latest jostling in Hollywood. (Pic, Kevin Costner)
  HOLLYWOOD NOTES JUNE 2005 – MUSICALS, MURDERS AND MIAMI VICE
Nick Roddick does the international rounds of some of the new films being made, from the musical version of Rent to the story of the so called Blue Dahlia murder and a movie version of Miami Vice, starring Chinese superdoll, Gong Li.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES:  April 2002 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: April 2002
Quentin Tarantino’s is up, Robert Altman’s is not, while Clint Eastwood’s Blood is also up, reports Nick Roddick from the Hollywood sidelines on the projects that may or may not turn up as movies at a cinema near you.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES:  October 2001 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: October 2001
What’s George Clooney, Madonna, Francis Ford Coppola, Kevin Spacey, Nicolas Cage, Jackie Chan, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Russell Crowe (pic) doing – or about to do? Nick Roddick reports.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: 30/8/01 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: 30/8/01
Harry goes to Hollywood, Spike goes into musicals, reports Nick Roddick.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: 6/9/2001 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: 6/9/2001
Dustin Hoffman finally to direct, and James Bond gets his old car back, reports Nick Roddick. (Pic, Steal This Movie)
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JANUARY 2002 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JANUARY 2002
Nick Roddick notes: Julia Roberts (several times, with and without George Clooney), Jim Carrey, (Howard Hughes), Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas (together at last – with Fred Schepisi), Catherine Zeta-Jones, the Coen brothers, Eric Bana … and many more in this fascinating tease of who’s doing what in Hollywood. Or about to.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JULY 17, 2003 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JULY 17, 2003
Ripley rides again as a forger, the late alcoholic beat poet, Charles Bukowski gets animated, and the 60 year old mystery of the grisly ‘Black Dahlia’ murder in Los Angeles gets another going over, as Nick Roddick notes with his binoculars focused on Hollywood.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JULY 2002 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JULY 2002
Mike Myers makes peace with Universal and shoots Cat, while Arnie prepares T3 and Conan’s farewell, reports Nick Roddick from the belly of the Hollywood beast.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JULY 31, 2003 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JULY 31, 2003
Tim Burton goes cute, M. Night Shayamalan goes into The Woods and Renee Zellweger may just get into Janis Joplin’s wardrobe, according to Nick Roddick in his second report this month on what’s doing with whom and when, in Hollywood
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JUNE 1999 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: JUNE 1999
NICK RODDICK reports on the latest jostling in Hollywood.(Pic, Tom Cruise, Eyes Wide Shut)
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: March 2002 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: March 2002
Kidman and Cruise, while no longer Mr and Mrs, are still Hollywood favourites, both getting on with being busy in movies, doing what they do best, reports Nick Roddick. And Nicole’s latest film seems certain for Cannes this May.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: Nov 99 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: Nov 99
Tracking the new projects through Hollywood, our UK correspondent NICK RODDICK reports on who stars in the horror spoof, Scream If You Know What I Did Last Halloween, which of America's nightmares is about to be let loose on the screen, and what the director of Elizabeth is doing next (not what you expect); and more.(Pic, Nicolas Cage)
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: OCT 99 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: OCT 99
Our UK correspondent Nick Roddick's regular 'tour de studios' unearths the latest casting and professional bed swapping deals; Arnie's back in the saddle, Leonardo is in a gang and Samuel (Jackson) is remaking Shaft! Plus: 2 more Matrixes with Keanu.
HOLLYWOOD NOTES: SEPT 2000 HOLLYWOOD NOTES: SEPT 2000
Cate Blanchett (pic) in Heaven, , Meg Ryan in love and war, Nick Nolte, Neve Campbell and others Investigating Sex – and who knows who in Mr Limpet, reports NICK RODDICK, our Hollywood eyes and ears.
HOLY SMOKE HOLY SMOKE
Animal Logic Film’s Designer/VFX Supervisor, Andy Brown, worked on the digital effects in Holy Smoke, Jane Campion's latest film, starring Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel; he talks about visualising Harvey Keitel's hallucination. By Sandy George and Rachael Turk.
  HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTS – TIPS BEFORE YOU BUY
The great home entertainment revolution enables us to enjoy movies that are no longer in cinemas, either for the first time like classics from the past – or for an encore. But with the new technologies come new headaches and the need for buyers to be increasingly well informed. As a service to our movie loving readers, we have commissioned Ben Hooft of Sound Digital to give you some tips and suggest best buys – before the mad Christmas rush to buy, overwhelms the need to know.
HONG KONG FILM FESTIVAL 1999 HONG KONG FILM FESTIVAL 1999
Richard Kuipers previews the action packed feast of Hong Kong cinema coming to Australia this month (November 1999) and says the island is still alive to the sound of mayhem, but also expect the unexpected.
  HONG KONG FILMART 2013 - PREVIEW
Sydney & Los Angeles based film producer and sales agent Gary Hamilton of Arclight Films will be the most prominent Australian exhibitor at this year’s Filmart in Hong Kong, talking up deals on some $200 million worth of film projects in his development slate, many of them potential co-productions with Chinese partners. If you’re in the biz, you’d be bonkers not to be in Honkers, says Andrew L. Urban as he previews the event.
  HONG KONG FILMART 2013 – THE WRAP
The world’s film industry (and a handful of Australians) descended on Hong Kong, the filmmaking wallet of Asia, for Filmart (March 18 - 21), where Andrew L. Urban scoured the stands, talked to senior executives, sat in on seminar sessions and sampled some of the dozens of new films on offer.
  HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013
The world premiere of Ip Man: The Final Fight, from Hong Kong cult icon and veteran director Herman Yau, opened the 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 17 – April 2). Starring Anthony WONG, Eric TSANG, Gillian CHUNG, Anita YUEN, Jordan CHAN and Marvel CHOW, this is a unique biopic of the oft-filmed Wing Chun martial arts master (1893 – 1972) in his later life. Andrew L. Urban reports from Hong Kong.
HONG KONG MOVIE MASTERS: FROM ACTION TO ARTHOUSE HONG KONG MOVIE MASTERS: FROM ACTION TO ARTHOUSE
Take a look at some of the 100 or so titles from the Siren library, urges RICHARD KUIPERS*,representing the cream of Hong Kong cinema's explosive last stand – when the stuntmen couldn’t get life insurance.(Pic, John Woo's A Better Tomorrow)
  HOPPER, DENNIS – IN PERSON & ON SCREEN
In its latest major exhibition, ACMI is staging Dennis Hopper and the New Hollywood , an expansive exhibition showcasing an extraordinary man’s career, his collaborations and personal art collection, providing an amazing insight into a formative era of Hollywood.
  HORIZONS CROSSING – THE MAKING OF
Emerging filmmaker Dagan Herceg relates his experience making his debut feature at Australia’s unique film school the Participate Film Academy in Redfern, which is the only one where students get to make a feature film, Horizons Crossing, which has its premiere this week at Sydney’s Entertainment Quarter Hoyts cinemas.

  HORSEMAN, THE - RIDING REVENGE TO SUCCESS
Steven Kastrissios writes about making his debut feature, The Horseman.
HORSEPLAY: ON SET HORSEPLAY: ON SET
It’s a comedy set around horse racing and the Melbourne Cup, but Horseplay is a lot darker than it might appear, as everyone kept telling Andrew L. Urban when he visited the set – but missed out on the horses.
  HOT FUZZ - INSIDER BRIEFING
The big question after you make a world wide hit is: what do I do for an encore? Young British filmmakers of Shaun of the Dead fame, Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg found the right peg with a cop movie – but it’s no ordinary cop movie.
  HOTEL RWANDA - A MODERN GENOCIDE
The Rwandan conflict of the 1990s marked one of the bloodiest chapters in recent African history. The genocide was made all the more tragic by the fact that most of the world chose to ignore the conflict and the plight of the Rwandan people. While occasional reports about “tribal warfare” in Rwanda were carried by international news agencies, the horror of the conflict, instead of causing international outrage, seemed to be written off as another “third world incident” and not worthy of attention. Hotel Rwanda is the story of one man’s pivotal and noble role in that bloody moment of history.
  HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS: DVD – THE AUSTRALIAN CONNECTION
Australians tend to focus on the success of actors and cinematographers internationally, as a symbol of our prowess. However, there is another success story in Australia’s international reputation in the high growth sector of digital production. Sydney based Animal Logic has been a key driver of this sector, and House of Flying Daggers is one of its major successes. The film is now out on DVD, together with a range of extras that include the magic of digital effects.
  HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG – HOW IT GELLED
With A House Of Sand And Fog, a Russian migrant makes a film about an Iranian immigrant played an English actor, from a novel written by an American; and it gels beautifully – they were all just made for each other, unlike the protagonists.
  How did they manage to get so many cars for the opening scene of La La Land?
  How To Make Sure You Don’t Miss Brussels Film Festival
Brussels in Belgium is fast becoming one of the coolest and chicest places to visit in Europe, with its fabulous food, awesome nightlife, numerous museums, fab shopping, trendy bars, small town charm and diverse range of festivals and exhibitions. It’s also a growing attraction for those passionate about anything art, fashion and design- the ultimate creative mecca!
HOYTS AT FOX HOYTS AT FOX
Dreamaxx seating in stadium configuration, digital surround sound, giant screens and eye-pleasing interiors are the basic features of the new Hoyts complex at Fox Studios; then it just gets even classier, in La Premiere - the first class end of the cinemas, or next door at the arthouse complex, Cinema Paris. ANDREW L. URBAN gets a guided preview with Hoyts' Chief Operating Officer, Roger Eaton.
  HUNT ANGELS – UNCENSORING OUR HISTORY
Filmmaker Alec Morgan’s Lousy Little Sixpence (1982) was the first film to explore the stolen generations; his latest film, Hunt Angels, explores elements of 1930s Australia that were effectively self-censored out of the news, including the exploits of rakish filmmaking duo, Rupe Kathner and Al (as in Alma) Brooks.
HURRAH: GRIEF DISPELLED HURRAH: GRIEF DISPELLED
It was boots and all at Wentworth, when ANDREW L. URBAN visited the set of the ironically titled film, Hurrah: but the heavy weather was coming from . . . just heavy weather. The talk on set was of love, eroticism and strange people. (Marton Csokas & Tushka Bergen, pictured)
  HURT LOCKER, THE - WAR IS HELL
The first female to win the DGA’s top award for directing The Hurt Locker is addicted to action films; this one tells the story of bomb disposal specialists addicted to war. Andrew L. Urban reports.





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