Posts by Geoff Lealand

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  • Hard News: The Peter Principle,

    Many thanks for the recipe, Sofie. Maybe I should make an extra spicey pot for Russell.

    Time for bed, after catching Prince and Purple Rain on MGM. My daughter (due to turn 16 on Wednesday) just loved his clothes--especially the cravats.

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  • Hard News: The Peter Principle,

    Many thanks for the recipe, Sofie. Maybe I should make an extra spicey pot for Russell.

    Time for bed, after catching Prince and Purple Rain on MGM. My daughter (due to turn 16 on Wednesday) just loved his clothes--especially the cravats.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2331 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Peter Principle,

    So if you're not too keen on PJ and the Aussie, Geoff, who would you have liked to see in those roles?

    Someone not so involved in the film business (and a possible recipient of NZFC funding) but with a good grasp of the issues-- Roger Horrocks, for example.

    Yes, I got out to gardening as well, and found a rare brom had a pup which was really cool

    That's good. They can be tricky. I wouldn't mind having the recipe for the tamarillo chutney--my tree still has fruit, even though it has been hit hard by the frost (it always comes back). If it continues fine tomorrow, I will put in another round of garlic.

    That rugby test was damn close tonight!!

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  • Hard News: The Peter Principle,

    ...that bloody duplication again! Here's hoping for the ABs tonight!

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  • Hard News: The Peter Principle,

    Completely off the topic--what a lovely sunny Saturday, as we approach the shortest day of the year. I have just come in from four hours up a ladder, pruning our ancient wisteria.

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  • Hard News: The Peter Principle,

    Completely off the topic--what a lovely sunny Saturday, as we approach the shortest day of the year. I have just come in from four hours up a ladder, pruning our ancient wisteria.

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  • Hard News: The Peter Principle,

    The rather embarrassing cultural cringe. Are 'Whale Rider' and 'The Paino' not really New Zealand films because they were substantially funded by French/German money and went on to a measure of overseas recognition

    Not a problem. I would regard these as New Zealand films (The Piano, included), for they are stories about New Zealand and set in New Zealand. International recognition is a bonus. I don't know of anyone who would argue otherwise.

    I am thinking of LOTR and the re-makes of King Kong, The Dambusters etc.

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  • Hard News: The Peter Principle,

    A quote from Chris Petit, UK film-maker/critic:
    Most American films come now in one size only: XXL. Dragged down by their own size, they're monster productions, buried under the weight of cast and crew, whose end credits last longer than a short story(Film Comment, May/June 2009)
    Maybe I am a little jaundiced about the current state of Hollywood, which seems moribund and very short of new ideas. A film based on Monopoly? A film based on Cluedo?? So, the thought of steering the NZFC towards a more commercial (aka mainstream) model makes me uneasy. We don't need XXL New Zealand films; S or M would do nicely.
    I do think that there is a conflict of interest in having Jackson in charge of the review (+ an Aussie fropm the film business side),

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  • Hard News: On the Waterfront,

    Sorry, wrong discussion--it should over The Peter Principle.

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  • Hard News: On the Waterfront,

    A quote from Chris Petit, UK film-maker/critic:
    Most American films come now in one size only: XXL. Dragged down by their own size, they're monster productions, buried under the weight of cast and crew, whose end credits last longer than a short story (Film Comment, May/June 2009)

    Maybe I am a little jaundiced about the current state of Hollywood, which seems moribund and very short of new ideas. A film based on Monopoly? A film based on Cluedo?? So, the thought of steering the NZFC towards a more commercial (aka mainstream) model makes me uneasy. We don't need XXL New Zealand films; S or M would do nicely.
    I do think that there is a conflict of interest in having Jackson in charge of the review (+ an Aussie fropm the film business side),

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2331 posts Report Reply

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