1001 Movies Week 4

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! What really gave this film substance, for me, was the dynamic between the characters played so well by Weaving, Stamp and Pearce. Another wonderful aspect of Priscilla was the meeting of semmingly disparate elements of the Australian social landscape – Outback culture, the drag scene and ABBA mania. The ABBA craze was so rife in 70s Aus that it has been referenced in more than one film. (See also, Muriel’s Wedding).

1001 Movies Week 1

2001: A Space Odyssey is one of my all time favourites. I’m not quite sure why (or perhaps that’s part of the attraction). I enjoyed the experience of growing up with this film and found that with each viewing, some new and brilliant aspect revealed itself.

Video of the Week: Pirate Cabaret

In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day we present this group of drunken pirates who take over the cabaret at Gallifrey One: Episode XIV – The Faction Paradox held in 2003.  They sing perform a medley of piratical pop favorites. That’s “Doctor Who” writer Paul Cornell as the evening’s emcee.

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Dance Off 2009

Ok, so Oliver Reed’s style was well..Oliver Reed ie. it seemed logical for the intense kind of character he often played. But Oh! My! God! I nearly fell off my chair when McCallum blasted off and launched into his routine!! He gets my vote for the “take no prisoners” approach to dance! Lol!