John Bartlett

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Our Anzac Obsession

Our Anzac Obsession

By on Apr 20, 2015 in Blog | 3 comments

With the 100th anniversary of Anzac day and Gallipoli with its tsunami of ‘lest we forget’s quickly approaching, I’ve been trying to understand and articulate my own response. For me Gallipoli fatigue set in early with government, media and even supermarkets cashing in, banging the nationalistic drum and going into hysterical overdrive. The Federal Government budget...

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IN PRAISE OF MELANCHOLY

IN PRAISE OF MELANCHOLY

By on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog | 4 comments

IN PRAISE OF MELANCHOLY The pitch for Melancholia, a film by Lars von Trier, praises it as ‘a beautiful movie about the end of the world’, hardly a strong marketing angle to encourage crowds to flock to the box office for a bit of light entertainment. The truth is that melancholy itself gets a really bad rap all round these days. It’s generally...

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