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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Beyond the clich├ęs of US colonisation of Australia

    • Michael Ashby
    • 07 August 2006

    Denis Altman's 51st State aims to undermine the clichés associated with Australian-US Relatons, without underestimating the remorseless destruction of Australian identity, and political and business life, as well as many local norms and icons.

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    Saint Sophie of the German resistance movement

    • Michael Ashby
    • 07 August 2006

    For anybody who thinks that Germans were all willing or silent co-conspirators during the dreadful years of World War II, The Last Days of Sophie Scholl is a powerful and apparently accurate narrative of youthful martyrdom, a story that is redemptive for Germans.

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    Different rememberings of the Battle of Long Tan

    • Christine Gillespie
    • 07 August 2006
    2 Comments

    It’s hard to put the dead to rest. 18 August 2006 is the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan, in which 18 Australian and more than 245 Viet Cong soldiers were killed. There’s an invitation to go to Perth where they’re naming streets in a new housing development after six soldiers who did not return.

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    More challenges than resolutions in Jindabyne

    • Jemma Galvin
    • 07 August 2006
    1 Comment

    Ray Lawrence’s Jindabyne presents more challenges than resolutions. For the questions asked in this film there are no simple answers. This is a film which cautiously reveals a grace in the honesty, pain and acceptance that can come in life, and partnership. It also intimates that there is still a darkness at the heart of this town, and of this nation.

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    Surface reality only in DIY TV

    • Tim Kroenert
    • 07 August 2006

    DIY programs bulge with all manner of handy hints, as happy hosts clamour to offer their free-to-air advice. But scratch the surface, and even a friendly face can turn ugly on you.

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    Young Bobby Darin meets mature Bobby Darin

    • Sebastien De Robillard
    • 24 July 2006
    2 Comments

    Director Kevin Spacey has no need to use normal screen tricks to indicate time or emotion in Beyond the Sea. He achieves this by having young Darin and older Darin interacting thoroughout the film

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    Aboriginal life without the colonial backdrop

    • David Streader
    • 24 July 2006

    Australian cinema has historically depicted Aborigines in relation to modern-day white society.  But the pre-colonial setting of Ten Canoes enables us  better to identify with the characters.

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    Times Square's slice of life in the Big City

    • Gary Pearce
    • 24 July 2006

    Despite overweening corporate visions, the exploding lights and multicultural crowds of New York's Times Square show that people will continue to claim their right to be part of the city spectacle.

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    Paddington [Brisbane]

    • A.H. London
    • 24 July 2006

    Renovator's paradise, these dwellings / rising off their tall stilts, / shouldering each other aside, / up and down the slopes

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    Mid-East crisis triggers 1974 memory

    • Brian Matthews
    • 24 July 2006

    While musing on current events in Lebanon, Brian Matthews' globe of memory begins to spin back to a time and place perhaps not so different to today.

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    Characters unpredictable, unsettling, but compelling

    • Donald Russell
    • 24 July 2006

    Hard Candy begins inside an Internet chat room. The characters fake innocence but show they are increasingly capable of manipulation and violence. 

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    Scanning the Horizon

    • Mark Miller
    • 24 July 2006
    1 Comment

    The fiery clusters of the coral trees / lining the road / to the left, towards Nowra

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