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A suite of writings approximately Australian movie from the film-maker's point of view.

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It took me a year to get a job at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and I ended up staying there for seven years. ’ My first job at the ABC was actually located in the basement of a Pitt Street building in the stationery department, handing out biros, sharpeners and the like to ABC personnel. After eighteen months in Queensland where it’s all sky, to then suddenly go to work in a basement in Sydney was a pretty hard thing to take. Over the years people have often asked me how it is possible to get into the industry and work your way up to a well-respected position.

Then for Italy the art department thought not to use primary colours, brought in black soil to give Italy a slightly cooler colour and make it contrasty, and I didn’t overexpose, shooting instead at a fairly standard negative density. QXD 3/6/02 12:43 PM Page 40 Cut! How was it for you? departments and they quietly did their job. The audience knew exactly when the film had gone back to present time in Italy. Simplicity As you get older and greyer you realise that the fewer lights you use the better, because the film looks more natural.

QXD 3/6/02 12:43 PM Page 33 An interview with Don McAlpine More than ever before? Yes, and it’s amazing that Hollywood is doing it. You obviously know how the American film companies came down here and essentially closed down the Australian film industry back in the 1920s and ’30s. Well, so far they haven’t looked like they are doing that. In fact, there is an awful lot of union pressure in America to get film productions back. Only a little bit of film production is coming here, nothing really of major consequence, but work of considerable consequence is going to Canada.

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