The cultural reach of movies is enormous. Sometimes they even impact the language; here are 7 words that originated in movies.
When the Australian National Gallery spent $1 million on Jackson Pollock’s ‘Blue Poles’ in 1973, controversy erupted. It now looks like a bargain.
I watched the DVD ‘Back to the Future’ commentary, featuring co-writer Bob Gale. Here are 11 things I learned.
Before movies and television, and even radio, people turned to different mediums for entertainment. Welcome, to the ‘Cyclorama’.
They cannot be constructed, they serve no practical purpose, they are mysterious and baffling. They are, Impossible Objects.
Disco, punk, hard rock and funk; the 1970’s were a great decade for music. These are the strange backstories of 1970s hit songs.
The greatest animal actors were stars of films and TV, often upstaging their human counterparts. Here are 8 of the best.
Monet’s ‘The Magpie’ is a striking early painting by one of history’s most famous artists. Its creation was difficult and unlikely.
Neil Gaiman’s ‘Stardust’ is a brilliant piece of fantasy writing; a simultaneously modern, and old-fashioned, fairy tale about a fallen star in human form, and …
On a back street in Adelaide’s CBD is an unlikely piece of public art; The Matchbox Car Wall. The creator? An eccentric Slovenian artist, who likes to go big.