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Show 2.39: “Killing Them Softly Without Air Conditioning”

It’s not everyday on Behind The Screens that we talk about movies starring Brad Pitt, but today we did just that. Australian Director Andrew Dominik is well known for his films ‘Chopper’ and ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford’ and his newest project ‘Killing Them Softly‘ is now out in Australian cinemas. He spoke to Rebecca Elliott about the film.
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For actors working in Adelaide it can be quite difficult to find films to be cast in, so occasionally actors will start taking on producer roles to help make more films. Nocturn is one film co-produced by two of the lead actors, and it wrapped shooting just the other week. One actor from the film John Maurice joined me in the studio to talk about the film and how difficult it can be to find work.
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Last week we heard from Jason Sweeney, a local filmmaker who works on a range of mediums, from his recent film ‘The Dead Speak Back’ to sound installation. In the second half of his interview we hear about his most recent project ‘Crowdsourcing the Quiet‘, which is all about recording the sounds in the quiet spaces around Adelaide and will even involve an interactive iPhone app.
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Don’t forget to check out some of the great film events happening around Adelaide this month, including ‘From A Sunday Too Far Away‘, a South Australian Film Corporation 40th Anniversary Exhibition, and the Iranian Film Festival at the Mercury Cinema.

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‘This Head I Hold’ – Electric Guest
‘Andy’ – Last Dinosaurs
‘Dissolve Me’ – Alt J
‘You’re A Animal’ – Jonathan Boulet
‘The Keepers’ – Santigold
‘Angels’ – The xx
‘Fence Sitter’ – Ball Park Music

** The title is a reference to the feeling of a enclosed studio in an Adelaide spring without air ventilation. It’s very cozy.

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Show 2.38, “Meat Me In The Studio”

Next time you’re biting into a giant greasy flavourful succulent zesty moist burger, take a moment to ponder where that meat came from. Would you kill the animal yourself? Go so far as to work in an abattoir to truly find out?

That is exactly what local filmmaker Madeleine Parry does in her latest documentary “Meatworks”. The project was funded by Screen Australia and ABC as part of the Opening Shot Initiative and will be shown next month on the ABC. Madeleine spoke to us about the personal challenges she faced while filming this project.

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Over the last 12 years Jason Sweeney has worked on a plethora of projects involving digital art, sound installation, experimental film and everything in between. His most recent project “The Dead Speak Back” was made on an extremely low budget as part of the 2010 SA Film Lab initiative. Jason caught up with Rebecca and told us a bit about how he describes himself.

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And while not a local project by any means today marks the 50th Anniversairy of James Bond, which prompted the discussion, ‘is it time for another Aussie Bond?’

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“Skyfall” – Adele
“Wild Things” – San Cisco
“Army” – Ben Folds
“Let’s Go” – Matt & Kim
“Fingers Never Bleed” – Yeasayer
“Promises” – The Presets

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