August 29, 1993 |
With "The Grisly Wife," Rodney Hall completes a trilogy that must be one of the most curious of national epics. His three novels about the settlement of Australia, spanning the 19th Century, speak in terms very different from those of the American epic of immigrants who find their destiny in a new continent. They are told from the point of view not of the settlers but of the continent. Unable to expel them, it poisons and distorts them.
January 22, 1989 |
The applause was still thundering after the world premiere of Christopher Nolan's "Torchlight and Laser Beams" at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre when the author appeared on the stage in his wheelchair. He is 23 years old. He is unable to speak, to chew or swallow or to use his limbs. His words of thanks had to be read out for him: "The critics may describe me in the morning newspapers as either a fashioned playwright or a gullible fool.
January 11, 1987 |
The following listing of movies planned for 1987 release is divided into four time zones: Coming Soon (the January-February period), Spring (March through mid-May), Summer (mid-May to September) and Fall-Winter (September through Christmas). At the tail end of the listing are several films that as yet have no play dates. Many of the names and dates will change--and some of these movies may go directly from production to cable television or videocassette or someone's shelf.