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SAY AGAIN, OVER
By Bob Dikkenberg
Last edition's winning entry
"Due to a lack of foresight in helmet siz-
ing, Caramello Koala would sadly never
realise his dream of becoming a Black
We also liked
"Sally didn't realise the flu-like symp-
toms of her co-pilot was actually an
extreme case of Koalaitis."
BUDDING actors will have a chance to
take to the stage for a production of the
play "Breaker Morant" at the Seymour
Centre in Sydney during the lead up to
The title role will be played by Mark
Lee, who performed alongside Mel
Gibson in Gallipoli. The backbone of the
cast will be professional actors but several
speaking parts are open to amateurs.
Auditions will be held on February 4 at
the Australian Army Band -- Sydney band
room next to Victoria Barracks. All parts
are male parts and will require an accent.
Acting experience would be appreciated
but not necessary.
To register for an audition, contact Capt Andrew
George on 0416 664 937 or email
Breaker leg in stage show
A fresh super flick
Director: Josh Trank
DIVERTING from the standard
super-hero film formula, Chronicle
is a refreshing entry to the genre
and a great story told well.
The film follows three teenage
boys who, after a close encounter
with a strange glowing object in a
cave, develop telekinesis -- the ability
to move things with their minds.
It seems like a pretty typical story
which has been told plenty of times
before, but Chronicle's fresh spin
makes for a unique new adventure.
The film holds on to most of the
staples of the super-hero genre but
turns many of them on their heads.
For starters, when the teens dis-
cover their new powers, they don't
rush out and start saving lives -- they
play pranks and chase thrills -- and the
arch nemesis is a character for whom
the audience feels genuine sympathy.
Chronicle could have been a pret-
ty typical teen action flick. It skirts
close to the flame at times, with the
protagonists playing out the telekine-
sis fantasy to every possible extreme,
but it stays grounded in reality and
mature in its presentation.
In an interesting twist, the cine-
matography plays a significant role
in the story. The film is shot Blair
Witch style, but unlike most films that
employ this technique, the camera
changes often throughout the film.
Viewers are always aware of the cam-
era's presence in the scene even as the
viewpoint shifts from handycam to
mobile phone camera to CCTV. It's
an interesting way to make a movie
and it's effective, however the reason
for it is never made clear in the story.
Chronicle is worth a look for any-
one who's ever wanted to manipulate
objects with mind power to play prac-
tical jokes on friends and strangers.
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