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  TAMASESE, TUSI – THE ORATOR
The power of oratory is the subject of the rare Samoan film, The Orator, from Samoan filmmaker Tusi Tamasese, who tells Andrew L. Urban how he overcame some of the challenges of making the film. (In cinemas in Australia from November 17, 2011.
  TASS, NADIA & PARKER, DAVID - MATCHING JACK
Based on true stories, Matching Jack is an amalgam of real human experiences – and that’s what drew director Nadia Tass and co-writer/producer David Parker to the story. But Parker got a bit of a shock when he saw the first cut: his script had been changed, he tells Andrew L. Urban in this frank and revealing audio interview together with Tass, in which they also discuss the creative clashes they managed to survive as husband and wife. And below, Tass explains why she is passionate about the film, in her director’s statement.
TAYLOR,  FINN: Dream with the Fishes TAYLOR, FINN: Dream with the Fishes
A man called Finn talks about the fishes that made his film, to PAUL FISCHER in Los Angeles.
TAYLOR, ALAN: THE REAL CANCUN TAYLOR, ALAN: THE REAL CANCUN
When non-drinker Alan Taylor, a 19 year-old student from Texas, auditioned for The Real Cancun (a ‘reality’ movie about students on their spring break) with 10,000 other hopefuls, he never imagined he would become its unlikely star. Although his screen presence is slightly nerdy, in person he proves to be in charge of his own destiny and is surprisingly cool. Louise Keller spoke to him in Sydney.
TAYLOR, NOAH; HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HAND TAYLOR, NOAH; HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HAND
The freedom to play character roles in big budget Hollywood studio movies one week, and leading roles in smaller budget independent films the next, make Noah Taylor very pleased with the arc of his career, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
TAYLOR, ROD : WELCOME TO WOOP WOOP TAYLOR, ROD : WELCOME TO WOOP WOOP
He’s back : after 42 years, Rod Taylor is acting an Aussie again, and bloody lovin’ it, mate, he tells ANDREW L. URBAN over a beer in his desert caravan on location making Welcome to Woop Woop. He also talks about his painting and his furniture making . . .
TEMPLE, JULIEN: THE FILTH & THE FURY TEMPLE, JULIEN: THE FILTH & THE FURY
Nearly 20 years after The Great Rock ‘n Roll Swindle, Julien Temple returned to look at his former employers, The Sex Pistols, in The Filth and The Fury. The film screened at the 2000 Berlin International Film Festival, where he explained to DAVID EDWARDS why the band members' faces are always obscured: so we remember them as they were, not as wrinkly old rock stars in armchairs.
  TEPLITZKY, JONATHAN – GETTIN' SQUARE
Once director Jonathan Tepletzky read the script of Gettin’ Square, he was on a mission to gettin’ it made, and had the chance to cast a favourite English actor among the Aussies, for a crime caper genre film he never thought he’d be makin’, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  THALLURI, MURALI K. – 2:37
Forged from painful reality, Murali K. Thalluri’s debut feature, 2:37, was made entirely with private finance, premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard and is the first of three totally different films Thalluri intends to make before his 25th birthday, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
THE RELIC: PENNY GETS THE ACTION THE RELIC: PENNY GETS THE ACTION

Penelope Ann Miller, star of The Relic, talks to Paul Fischer in Los Angeles, from the set of her latest movie, The Family Bloom.

  THE VIEW FROM GREENHAVEN – THE FILM FROM PROJECT GREENLIGHT
The debuting filmmakers, the MacRae brothers, and the two veteran leads, Wendy Hughes and Chris Haywood, talk to Andrew L. Urban about The View from Greenhaven, the first feature from the $1 million Project Greenlight launched by the Movie Network.
THERON, CHARLIZE - MONSTER THERON, CHARLIZE - MONSTER
Turning into Monster was serious filmmaking business for Oscar winning Charlize Theron, who totally disappears under the movie tricks of extra weight, the make up, the teeth and slips into the very essence of Aileen Wournos, prostitute and serial killer, as Jenny Cooney Carrillo finds out on meeting Theron.
THERON, CHARLIZE: Devil's Advocate THERON, CHARLIZE: Devil's Advocate
It's the stuff that Hollywood dreams are made of. Charlize Theron has one film out at present, The Devil's Advocate, alongside Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino, in which she bears more than her soul. All of this is a long way from the minuscule South African village which she left a mere 5 years ago. PAUL FISCHER spoke with her in New York.
THORNTON, BILLY BOB & PAXTON BILL: A SIMPLE PLAN THORNTON, BILLY BOB & PAXTON BILL: A SIMPLE PLAN
PAUL FISCHER talks to Bill Paxton and Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton, who co-star in the deceptively simple, A Simple Plan; they tell him about the thrill of creating characters, and about the conditions on set, where it was fifty below zero and nothing to have but beer and cheese.
  TILL, ATTILA - KILLS ON WHEELS
In what is arguably the ultimate in positive cinematic discrimination, acclaimed Hungarian director Attila Till has made Kills On Wheels, a darkly humorous thriller about wheelchair bound assassins, winner of the Roger Ebert Award at the 2016 Chicago film festival. On the eve of the film’s screening at the Canberra International Film Festival this week (November 3, 2016), he talks about it to Andrew L. Urban.
TOMLIN LILY: TEA WITH MUSSOLINI TOMLIN LILY: TEA WITH MUSSOLINI
American comic and actor Lily Tomlin got a call from Italian director Franco Zeffirelli – he wanted her to play a lesbian archeologist in 1930s Florence. She would be co-starring with some of the acting aristocracy –Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith and Lady Olivier (Joan Plowright), plus Cher - so she couldn’t say no, she tells ANDREW L. URBAN.
TOMPKINSON,  STEPHEN: Brassed Off! TOMPKINSON, STEPHEN: Brassed Off!
Top British comedy actor Stephen Tompkinson plays a tragic character in the brilliant new British film, Brassed Off, and talks about the experience to ANDREW L. URBAN
  TOUSSAINT, ANNE-DOMINIQUE - CARAMEL
Caramel was Lebanon’s official entry in the Foreign Language category of the 2007 Academy Awards. It is produced by successful French/Belgian producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint, who has companies in France, Belgium and now Lebanon. It was Toussaint’s encouragement that turned young Nadine Labaki’s dream into a realised screenplay – which Labaki wrote and directed. She also stars as Layale, the Beirut beautician whose salon is the centre for the film’s action.
TOWNE ROBERT: Without Limits TOWNE ROBERT: Without Limits
ANDREW L. URBAN meets one of America’s most respected screenwriters, Robert Towne, who is in Australia to a) promote his latest film, Without Limits, and b) polish lines in his script for Mission Impossible II.
TOWNSEND, STUART: QUEEN OF THE DAMNED TOWNSEND, STUART: QUEEN OF THE DAMNED
For young Irish actor Stuart Townsend, playing the rock n’ roll vampire Lestat in Queen of the Damned was fun, a tongue in cheek (fang in neck?) affair; for something really dark – and profoundly uncomfortable - see his psychopath character in Resurrection Man, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  TRAUCKI, ANDREW - THE REEF
Sharks are perhaps the most feared creatures in Australia, and for good reason, according to stories like the one which inspired The Reef, as filmmaker Andrew Traucki tells Andrew L. Urban. The question is, what would you do in a situation like this?
TRENCHARD SMITH, BRIAN - THE MAN FROM HONG KONG DVD TRENCHARD SMITH, BRIAN – THE MAN FROM HONG KONG DVD
Australians don’t make many martial arts movies – but The Man from Hong Kong, the first example of this rare genre has now been restored and released on DVD. Its proud director, Brian Trenchard Smith, provides some entertaining commentary (in which he addresses some of the film’s faults). He also tells Andrew L. Urban Australians should make more genre films.
  TRENCHARD-SMITH, BRIAN – GENRE HOMBRE
Brian Trenchard-Smith is building a legacy as one of the few Australian filmmakers dedicated to genre films. Over 30 years ago, he directed what is now something of an Australian classic, The Man from Hong Kong; in 1982 he made Turkey Shoot, which Quentin Tarantino frequently cites as a favourite, and now, from the Ohau jungles of Hawaii on the set of his 37th film, Tyrannosaurus Aztec, Brian tells Andrew L. Urban it’s possible to make successful genre pictures with small budgets.
TROCHE ROSE: BEDROOMS & HALLWAYS TROCHE ROSE: BEDROOMS & HALLWAYS
NICK RODDICK talks to director Rose Troche about her new film, Bedrooms & Hallways, a comedy about sexual identity which brings Troche firmly into the cinematic mainstream after the highly successful but niche-oriented Go Fish.
  TWO FISTS ONE HEART – RAI FAZIO & DANIEL AMALM
In the Australian drama, Two Fists One Heart, Rai Fazio and Daniel Amalm play out a story based on the real life of Rai – but it’s Daniel playing Rai’s alter-ego, Anthony, an Italian young man whose tough father is pushing him hard to be a good boxer. And Rai plays Nico – his nemesis, who gets to fight his on-screen self in the climax. Andrew L. Urban talks to the two young actors about their roles, their backgrounds and how intense the filmmaking was.





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