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The Pallid Earth


The Pallid Earth
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William is eight-years-old when his father is killed in a farming accident and he is invited, along with his psychologically fragile mother, to live with his great-uncle John McIvor at the decaying homestead of Kuran House. The property is the original station of the Darling Downs and the imminent Native Title Act is of great concern to the local landowners. McIvor, a hard and driven man, is organising a rally against the Act, whilst at the same time testing William as a potential heir of Kuran House. His mother is desperate for the security and wealth she has never had, and the pressures on Will from his mother and uncle are unrelenting. As the past and present of Kuran Station unravel and merge, the price of that inheritance may prove to be the downfall of them all.

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Lock the windows! Turn off the lights! Be prepared to shiver and shake when you listen to Really Scary Stories for Brave Children.

Contains six scary, frightening and bloodcurdling stories by a selection of great Australian authors, including:

  • 'The Room of Light' by Andrew Lansdown
  • 'Mel' by Sophie Masson
  • 'Sleeping Over at Lola's' by Gary Crew
  • 'Ribs' by Alison Stewart
  • 'Somebody Lives in the Nobody House' by Ruth Park
  • 'Sunset Crescent' by Victor Kelleher

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The last of the Mad Max Trilogy, the film starts 15 years after the defeat of Lord Humungus and his Vermins, Max no longer have a car to travel around the Australian wasteland, and so he have a caravan with camels to go around. After his caravan was stolen by a familiar-looking pilot, he travels to a nearby community called Bartertown. He went there only to take back what's his, ended up being involved in a power struggle between ruler of Bartertown, Aunty Entity and her main power supplier, and facing what might be the franchise's worst nightmare: LOTS OF CHILDREN. In the beginning with the scene of Bartertown, the concept of civilization returning after the end of the world is actually pretty neat when you look back. Mad Max starts with society breakdown, Mad Max 2 starts with civilization being non-existant, and Max Max 3 starts with society returned to build communities. For reasons unknown, in this film Australia was implied to be nuked, which is odd since the continent is mostly implied to be wiped out by bombs instead of nukes in the last movie. Of course, this review wouldn't be a review without mentioning one of Australia's famous national pastime, the Thunderdome. Unsurprisingly, the Thunderdome match turned out to be one of the movie's best feature. I mean, who doesn't want to be strapped under the Thunderdome while jumping around the arena and fight. But then, came the dreadful children. After the movie's first half, Max winds up being taken care by tribal children and teenagers, whom repeatedly mistaken him as the Flight Captain Walker who would take them back to "Tomorrow-morrow Land". After Max told them that he's no Captain Walker, it created a conflict and split the childrens between those who wishes to return to "Tomorrow-morrow Land", and those who are satisfied with living in caves. Okay, the children wasn't really THAT dreadful, but their presence in a Mad Max film wasn't exactly pleasant to endured with. With them kids around, it turned a gritty Mad Max film into a painfully silly and campy children film set in a post-apocalyptic world. The children scenes just don't seem to fit with the rest of the film, which is quite a shame as the children performances were pretty darn good, and their section did have one the. Source:

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    Edwin Hodgeman also had a few memetic lines as Dr. Dealgood. Bruce Spence, returning as an unrelated pilot with a pilot son, was kinda 'there' to let us know that he's a pilot. I'm out of witty references now, so here's Mad Max beating up Mad Dog. The


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  • State Theatre Company to Present VOLPONE

    07/29/15 ,via Broadway World

    one of South Australia's most distinguished and beloved actors Edwin Hodgeman, who has been performing with State Theatre Company since 1969. His roles range right across Shakespeare's canon; to comedy; musical theatre and cabaret. Hodgeman, who recently ...

  • Peter Goers: Five decades of loving the theatre

    03/07/15 ,via Adelaide Now

    The theatre is ephemeral. Actors carve in snow. I remain both stage struck and sentimental. I’m working with the greatest ever SA actor Edwin Hodgeman on a Fringe show called Ode – readings of WWI poetry. I was with my mother in 1971 at the South ...

  • Jonathan Franzen puts together one of the year’s wildest books

    10/27/13 ,via Buffalo News

    PC.” Which leads Franzen to discourse on cool vs. uncool, how much he disliked the Justin Long/John Hodgeman MAC commercial and his feeling that Kraus was a kind of proto-blogger “who spent a lot of time reading stuff he hated so as to be able to hate ...


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Edwin Hodgeman, Actor: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Edwin Hodgeman was born on June 26, 1935 in Alberton, South Australia, Australia. He is an actor, known for Mad Max ...

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Edwin Hodgeman (born 26 June 1935 in Adelaide, Australia) is an Australian actor.

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