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Any Questions For Ben?

Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:09 pm
by 13 schoolyards
... is the new title of the Working Dog movie formerly known as "25".

It's now due for release Jan 26th, 2012.

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:53 am
by Big Props
Where can i get the Late Show DVD's ?

;)

That's not too far away at all.

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:33 am
by menagers
Thanks Schoolyards. I was starting to wonder how things were going with that.

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:43 pm
by 13 schoolyards
You're not alone. Inquiries about interview possibilities have already been made.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:35 pm
by 13 schoolyards
The release date has now been put back until Feb 9th

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:52 pm
by chopperjack
Saw this last night in a preview/test screening.

It's a very heartwarming pic. It's funny but I wouldn't classify it as a comedy, a dramedy I guess (I hate that term).

Josh Lawson was really good and Rachel Taylor is stunning to see on the big screen. Lachy Hume's character probably got the most laughs outside of the hair Ed Kavalee was sporting throughout the movie.

Much of the cast was in the cinema to watch the film except the main leads and Rob and Santo did a brief intro before the film too.

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:35 am
by Bean Is A Carrot
chopperjack wrote:It's funny but I wouldn't classify it as a comedy, a dramedy I guess (I hate that term).

Whereas I just hate dramedies. OK, hate is probably a little strong, but I always find them disappointing compared to a good straight out comedy. Even crap straight out comedies are better, in my view, because they're not trying to cover up their inadequecies by pretending they're also kind of a drama...which some dramedies seem to.

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:07 am
by 13 schoolyards
chopperjack wrote:It's a very heartwarming pic. It's funny but I wouldn't classify it as a comedy, a dramedy I guess (I hate that term).
Hmm. I'm not surprised, as trying to sell an Australian comedy to movie-goers is pretty tough work and Working Dog are canny business people. But as Bean points out "dramedy" often means "kind of bland".

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:54 pm
by baudrillard
I've been watching what I consider a good canadian dramedy, I just thought I'd recommend it. Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays - it's got a great degree of involvement of Don MacKellar of Twitch City fame/obscurity. And I don't know if you guys would have seen it, but what do you think of Twitch City if you've seen it.

I can't classify both strictly as comedies, but Twitch City even has sound effects used - due to the high degree of references to television at a (yes) meta- level - in the Jennifer Jason Leigh episode.

They seem to have recently put the entire series of Twitch City on youtube, looks like the company itself maybe who has the rights put up the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR-I4L85LQs

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:57 pm
by baudrillard
I've been watching what I consider a good canadian dramedy, I just thought I'd recommend it. Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays - it's got a great degree of involvement of Don MacKellar of Twitch City fame/obscurity. And I don't know if you guys would have seen it, but what do you think of Twitch City if you've seen it.

I can't classify both strictly as comedies, although Twitch City even has sound effects used - due to the high degree of references to television at a (yes) meta- level - in the Jennifer Jason Leigh episode.

They seem to have recently put the entire series of Twitch City on youtube, looks like the company itself maybe who has the rights put up the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KR-I4L85LQs

I guess my criticism of dramedies is that they set themselves up in such a way that they can rely on the drama too much and that seems to be what is supposed to fill the lack of actual comedy in the show/film, and that just so often translates to being due to lazy writing to me. Unless the dramedy aspect has an obvious emphasis on the actual drama side of things, rather than having more pretence at being heavy on the comedy.

I don't think either of these shows that I've mentioned do that, but I think I can see it's a problem more widely.