Author Archives: Andrew Nette

Stick with me son and I’ll make you a star: 5 great Bryan Brown roles

On a whim several weeks ago I re-watched the 1986 movie, F/X. Although largely forgotten now, F/X was a big deal at the time, at least here in Australia. This was mainly because it starred a local actor, Bryan Brown. Brown … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Number 96 paperback tie-ins

Like the television show they were based on, today’s Pulp Friday offering, Number 96 paperback tie-ins, contain nudity, sex, free love, devil worship, infidelity and murder. The Australian TV soap opera Number 96 depicted the lives of the residents of a fictitious block of … Continue reading

The mysterious life of David Goodis

Literary obscurity is a curious beast. Why do some writers get discovered and stay famous, while others, perhaps just as good, possibly even better, remain undiscovered or burn brightly for a brief period only to become completely unknown? Is it … Continue reading

American Snipers

Watching Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper (2015) reminded me of Sunday nights spent in front of the television with my parents in the late seventies and early eighties.  It was a time before the plethora of viewing options available now and … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Scobie Malone & “our new Errol Flynn”

Something a little different for this week’s Pulp Friday. I recently watched the 1975 Australian film, Scobie Malone, starring Jack Thompson. Also known as Murder at the Opera House and Helga’s Web, the latter from the title of the 1970 … Continue reading