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The Joy of Six: Australian sports movies

From Nicole Kidman on a BMX to Collingwood on the big screen, our pick of the best sport films

1) Save Your Legs

There are a couple of pretty fail-safe ways to stop a conversation dead in its tracks, but one of the best is to try and convince someone that they need to go and see an Australian movie. If that Australian movie happened to be about a cricket team, it wouldn't be out of the question to suggest that your co-conversationalist might just turn and walk at pace. Which brings us to Save Your Legs, surely one of the least-loved Australian films of recent times and with no good reason; this film is actually half-decent.

It's quite admirable that an Australian filmmaker would multiply their odds of failure by making a film like this one. We're often told that cricket is the sport with the richest and most voluminous literary canon,
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Director hired for Corby telemovie

After shooting a miniseries about the last Australian man executed in Singapore for drug smuggling, director Khoa Do is tackling the controversial story of another Australian convicted criminal: Schapelle Corby.

Do will direct a Nine Network telemovie about Corby, who is serving a 15-year prison term for attempting to smuggle 4.1 kilograms of marijuana into Bali in a body-board bag in 2004.

Filming is due to start in Queensland later this year, produced by Stephen Corvini for FremantleMedia.

Corby.s supporters believe in her innocence despite her conviction.

Do wrote and directed the Sbs miniseries Better Man, the saga of young Australian Van Nguyen who was executed in Singapore in 2005, which starred David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Claudia Karvan and Remy Hii.

His credits include Mother Fish, a drama about four refugees who fled Vietnam in 1980; Falling for Sahara, a love story about three African guys who fall for the same girl; and Footy Legends,
See full article at IF.com.au »

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