>(My memory ls going with my age...but...there wa
>>s Gregory's Girl...I loved that film!...Tight little island...
>>Local Hero...." What happened to Bill _______(can't remember hsi
>>name). And look what happened to Peter Wier and Fred Scheppsis?
>As long as I'm in reference mode:
>GREGORY'S GIRL and LOCAL HERO were made by Bill Forsyth, a Scottish
>director. What happened to him? He just made BEING HUMAN, starring Robin
>Williams, and it's getting very bad reviews.
And as long as we're all in a reference mode, please recall that Peter Weir
(spelling) and Fred Schepisi(spelling) are both Australians, though
Schepisi's first non-Australian film, _Plenty-, was made in Britain (but
starred Meryl Streep doing a British accent!) The point is not to be too
didactic, or worse, but certainly in this day and age, to question the
notion of "national" cinema on a very practical level.
David Desser, Cinema Studies