Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

In Theaters Then...



Forget the new Star Trek, I wanna see THIS! Considered by some to be the best film ever made in Australia (Up YOURS, Mad Max!), Newsfront portrays political turmoil, the birth of workplace feminism and a whole bunch of dudes in suspenders and fedoras! What's more, producers made use of a then revolutionary technique: seamlessly editing old black and white newsreel footage into their 1978 feature fill-um. Your chocolate's in my peanut butter! Anyway, I've yet to find a real plot synopsis, but judging from the poster alone it involves a romance, some car chases and enough pleated slacks to fuel a Mens Wearhouse. Best of all, there's no CGI effects, no black-shirted hipsters dripping in sarcasm and not one cursed live truck in sight! Awwww, the good ole days...

UPDATE: Having secured her very own copy, archivist extraordinaire Amanda Emily posts her own review. Should the Lenslinger Institute ever truly materialize, I'm putting Amanda in charge of the library wing...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here's the IMDB link to said film,

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077986/

Amanda said...

Even better, the cameramen in this film were taught how to setup and use those cameras correctly - no Hollywood-style shooters here.

If they are rolling, you'd better believe that cable hanging off the back of the camera is actually plugged into something.

Amanda Emily said...

Maybe someday I should write a book about the photogs from that era...

Lenslinger said...

Perhaps you've found your special purpose.

Amanda Emily said...

Maybe someday when I find a new call sign to call home I'll put the words and photos to paper.

You still need to obtain a copy of this film though. The hilarious dripping sarcastic comments is worth every bit of its 110 minute run time.