Linus Tolliday15 July 2016
For years, the Melbourne University Shakespeare Company (MUSC) has churned out quasi-experimental theatre as if by obligation to form.
After devoting so much screen time to the training, we don’t even see the final performance that won the gold. Because this is not a film about victory. This is a film about being crushed. This is a film about the ever-deadening passion of an all-time great rhythmic gymnast.
Well, Australia had some of the most repressive censorship in the world and that’s not necessarily something we like to think about ourselves as a country and our history. But we did. It’s a really strong part of how we viewed films in this country. And it was only due to the acts of a small number of people that it shifted.
It is, of course, we all groan in anticipation of the cop-out answer, all of these. It’s a sad story about a couple of selfish people, Zhenya and Boris, and their pale child, Alexey who won’t stop crying. In one scene, Zhenya confesses to her new lover that Alexey has repulsed her since his birth.
Linus! Linus Linus Linus Linus.
What we’re proposing is a continuous game of Family Feud with Grant Denyer; one that only ends when Grant Denyer’s sanity does…
I swear this is not what it looks like!
shark on the line –
Ever seen a film and thought it was good, but could have been great? That’s what remakes are for!
Вы никогда не поймете мою работу!
I run home, which hurts my bladder.
God, I want to eat Leonardo DiCaprio’s face.
Oh no! A character from earlier threatening our happy ending!
This edition’s flash fiction features the prompt: “ClichÉ Destroyer: Kill a clichÉ. Kill it with fire”.
A short story by Linus Tolliday.
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