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THE MONTHLY // Christmas Is The Best Time To Be An Action Hero

What movies did you watch this Christmas? Did you go for Tim Allen family comedy The Santa Clause, or the much adored romantic Brit-flick Love Actually? Or perhaps you saw something with a lot more of those firecracker bangs and slow-mo explosions? If that’s the case, Continue reading “THE MONTHLY // Christmas Is The Best Time To Be An Action Hero”

THE MONTHLY // Earthquake Movies Just Seem to Have No Idea at All

Just after midnight on November 14, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the south island of New Zealand, sending severe shockwaves all the way into the north island and into the kiwi capital, Wellington. I was there and it was my first earthquake experience.

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THE MONTHLY // Great Movie Compositions That Get Your Heart Pumping

The movie soundtrack is a vital part of any film. Whether it’s a main theme or an underscore, a film’s composer will bring his own unique style to a particular scene to help give the audience a desired emotion. It could be sadness, fear, suspense or excitement.

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THE MONTHLY // Canberra’s Forgotten Features – Dave Reid’s ‘Strange James’

There have been many Canberrans over the years that have dreamed of Hollywood at their back door – I admit, I am one of those dreamers. But none could be matched in passion and commitment to his dream than Canberra filmmaker, Dave Reid. Continue reading “THE MONTHLY // Canberra’s Forgotten Features – Dave Reid’s ‘Strange James’”

THE MONTHLY // Why Every Film Student Should Watch ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’

Steven Spielberg, the master director behind the 1980s action adventure hero, Indiana Jones, was only 34 years old when Raiders of the Lost Ark arrived in cinemas.

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