Author Archives: Andrew Nette

Jodorowsky’s Dune: the greatest film ever not made?

There are so many ways to read Jodorowsky’s Dune, the documentary of cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s doomed effort make the film version of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction epic, Dune. It is, by turns, a love letter to seventies science fiction; a … Continue reading

Melbourne Writers Festival: Adrian McKinty & Australia’s pulp history

The Melbourne Writers Festival is upon us and I’ve got a a few slots in the program I wanted to pull on your coats about. This coming Wednesday, August 27, I’ll be in conversation with crime writer, Adrian McKinty at St Kilda … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Outback Heiress

“Her past was a secret but she couldn’t hide her feelings for this daredevil cropduster!” It wasn’t just men who wrote for Australia’s burgeoning pulp publishing industry in the fifties, sixties and seventies, many women did, too. One of these was … Continue reading

Mud, madness and masculinity: William Friedkin’s Sorcerer

Perfect films usually only ever appear so in retrospect. A case in point is Sorcerer, William Friedkin’s 1977 reimagining of the Henri-Georges Clouzot 1953 classic, The Wages of Fear. The gloriously remastered print of Sorcerer, showing as part of the Melbourne International Film … Continue reading

The lost world of Australian pulp paperback fiction at the Melbourne Writers Festival

Part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, join me on August 30 at the Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Federation Square, for a walk down the dimly lit back alleys of the lost world of Australian pulp paperback publishing. For a few … Continue reading