in earlier posts
supercinephile Barrie Pattison and
Melbourne buff in chief Paul Harris took
umbrage at a piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald authored by Gary
Maddox. In brief, readers were told what a joy it was to live in Sydney with so
much film activity happening and the only thing missing being a Cinematheque. Several
comments were published on Paul’s Facebook page so, to broaden out the audience
if only by a handful, I’m republishing them
|What Sydney doesn't have (1)|
Tait Brady (Producer, distributor and former Director of the Melbourne International Film Festival) beautiful stuff Paul ... and just ask any film distributor about releasing quality films in Sydney compared to Melbourne.
Ron Brown (Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Film Future Foundation) Next year Sally Darling and I will stage an architecture and design film festival, ARCHIFLIX, in Sydney and in Melbourne, with the best A&D films from across the globe. As we have been talking to folks in both cities the most frequent comment in Sydney has been "we've been talking about doing this for years, but haven't got there".
It seems Sydney likes to talk, but in Melbourne we just do it. Might be the pre-occupation with making money in Sydney, as cinematheques rarely are profitable concerns, which seems to concern art lovers in Melbourne far less.
|What Sydney doesn't have (2) Cinema Nova, Carlton|