Article on collaboration in the Australian film industry

A while back I wrote an article for Lumina, the magazine of the Australian Film Television and Radio School, about the history of collaboration in the Australian film industry. A copy of it is here.

It was a great fun to research and think about – studying history enables you to see patterns. And an overwhelming pattern is you can’t have a successful career in the industry without a consistent, close knit group of collaborators. And if you do have that, you can move mountains.

“The Making of Hitchcock’s The Birds”

A new book has come out about the making of Hitchcock’s “The Birds”. It’s by Tony Lee Moral who did a terrific book about the making of “Marnie” a while back. This is also excellent – a thorough and entertaining look at Hitch’s last uncontested classic. Full disclosure: I helped Tony with some research (he generously thanked me in the opening spiel,¬†which was cool) but I would praise it anyway. I wish I’d had it available when I was writing my Rod Taylor bio.

Copies available here.