Author Archives: Andrew Nette

Pulp Friday: Contrabandits – Shark Bait

This week’s Pulp Friday offering is the 1968 paperback tie in to the then popular Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series, Contrabandits. While Crawford Productions understandably gets most of the credit for kick starting Australia’s modern television industry in the mid-sixties … Continue reading

Micro & niche cinema and the future of movie going in Melbourne

The news that Melbourne’s Astor Cinema will cease operations in its current form in early 2015 has, understandably, prompted a lot of discussion about the future of cinema and the cinema going experience in Melbourne. A similar wave of concern took place following … Continue reading

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