Meanwhile, Larry Kent (Flaus), a middle-aged private detective, is hired to track down Leilani Adams (Amanda Berry), a missing sixteen-year-old rumoured to run with the surfie crowd.
Despite what has been described as his militant 'anti-Hollywood stance', (23) Thoms, too, apparently had something like this in mind, his casting of Flaus as Larry influenced by a hope that the actor's cinephilic background would inform the role: 'He has studied genre films, and the whole Film Noir movement.' (24) Another cinephile who scores a cameo in Palm Beach is movie guru Bill Collins, whose televised thoughts on the musical Deep in My Heart (Stanley Donen, 1954) ironically overlay a glimpse of Paul seeking refuge in the cave, one of the film's most openly melodramatic scenes.
As Hodsdon and Flaus both point out, these rules are not absolute: there are points where rigour is relaxed, notably the central party sequence (in which the mingling of the characters dissolves the clear boundaries between one scene and the next) and Paul's ill-fated robbery.
(20) Mike Harris, Victoria Anoux and John Flaus
, all quoted in Thoms, Surfmovies, op.
Eddie David Wenham Tanya Frances O'Connor Amanda Sarah Wynter Abby Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik Nick Robert Menzies Kate Nicole Nabout Gerard David Roberts Chamberlain Christopher Bunworth Old Man Williamson John Flaus
Alfred Price Terry Norris Tanya's Mother Julia Blake Aussie helmer Robert Connolly's sympathy for characters who feel they're trapped in economies rather than living in societies gets another workout in "Three Dollars." A much darker movie than his crowd-pleasing debut "The Bank" (2001), pic is still far from humorless.
Jack Simpson Mick Molloy Stan Coombs Bill Hunter Len Johnson Frank Wilson Eileen Musgrove Monica Maughan Bernie Fowler John Clarke Dave Samuel Johnson Nancy Brown Judith Lucy Gwen Penny Lois Ramsey Norm Cliff Ellen Ida Jenkins Esme Melville Edgar Peter Aanensen Ron Marsh Bob Hornery Cliff John Flaus A middling comedy that fails to live up to its explosive title, "Crackerjack" could catch on Down Under because of the popularity of lead actor/co-scripter/co-producer Mick Molloy.
Stronger support comes from a fine ensemble of vets, especially saucy octogenarian Esme Melville (who also appears in local success "Dalkeith") and John Flaus as the club's most enigmatic member.
The Film Study Advisory Service was so successful that a second government grant was provided and the service expanded to include five additional staff--Ian MacRae, John Flaus
, Tom Ryan, Ken Mogg and myself.
And in Traps so did the actors--I'm thinking of John Flaus
's priest for example.
Screen culture is vitally important to the food chain in the Australian film industry; as John Flaus
wisely said to me, 'if the undergrowth is not nurtured, the canopy will die'.
Even iconic film guru John Flaus
makes his almost mandated appearance in an independent Melbourne movie as the mysterious and ultimately heroic Cliff.