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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekly Viewing

I made it to the Film Archive last weekend and that has kept me busy. Forever England (a John Mills film) Theme Song Of The Young NZers Club Opening Haast Bridge Deer Hunting Le Bebe Et Le Pistolet (Baby's Peril) - it WAS bad taste but it was also very funny. Evenements Russo-Japonais, Guerre... Sign in to see full entry.

Paul Henry

"Paul Henry has resigned from TVNZ", my dear old dad told me. I gasped. "You mean he wasn't pushed!!?". I grinned. For, despite all appearances, he WAS pushed. His comments (just this year alone) on ethnicity, women with moes, people with intellectual disabilities, and his most recent suggestion... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Indians & Kiwis

Kiwi broadcaster, Paul Henry, has got the country into a lot of hot water in India. Personally I can't stand the man. He's a bigot and as funny as a Passolini movie. I find him creepy because, despite all the evidence and the flack he constantly gets, he stills thinks he's funny. I'm writing,... Sign in to see full entry.

My Viewing

It's been a busy two weeks or so (Tomorrow, for instance, I'm off to the NZ Film Archive to finish viewing all the films in the Allan Roberts Collection). For those who may BE in Auckland in November - head to the War Museum and take in the Rudall Hayward exhibition (a man important in NZ film... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Residuals

The original complaint against the producers of “The Hobbit” has been muddied. I haven’t been able to track it back to anything more concrete than the Australian Media, Entertainment And Arts Alliance (MEAA) demanding that actor’s who have not signed the MEAA standard production contract must not be... Sign in to see full entry.

Actor’s Equity

Actor’s Equity Two night’s ago New Zealand’s Equity voted to ask for a meeting with Peter Jackson to discuss the conditions for actors on the set of “The Hobbit”. No mention of a motion to censure the Australian Union for taking a unilateral action without the support of or even discussion with, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Global Boycott Of “The Hobbit”

An Australian Actor’s Union is calling for a global boycott of “The Hobbit” because the production refuses to use the collective bargaining contracts used in Australia, England and the USA. I suggest this call is treated with the contempt it deserves. New Zealand is NOT a state of Australia. It HAS... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 20, 2010

What I've been up to

We're getting into local body election times - which might spice up this blog except for the fact I've promised this year to keep to the Movie Chronicles promo line. Sample electioneering from two candidates who want to become mayor of Auckland:- "Stop Lieing!" "Stop drinking!!" Unfortunately the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Update

Last week was a very busy one for me. My father is back in hospital. As I write he's in the recovery room after the second of two operations, hopefully all is well. I got my new car - a Toyota Prius. I'm getting used to all this new technology (I almost feel like I should get into a space suit... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Earthquake

Well, if you've been following this blog, you'll realise the reason I haven't written for such a long time is to do with my father. This is likely to go for a couple more months (sigh). I also have to admit the reason I wrote nothing this past weekend is because my brother and I had two boy's nights... Sign in to see full entry.

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