A short piece about the film Beatriz at Dinner, in Little White Lies' 75th issue, written in response to the following prompt:
If you had the most influential people in the world as a captive audience for the length of a single film – we’re talking about politicians, industry leaders, tech giants, celebrities, diplomats; the people with what you might define as possessing power (whatever that is these days) – what would you screen to them, and why?
Gillian Armstrong's new documentary, Women He’s Undressed, is a change of pace for the director. It chronicles the life story of Orry-Kelly, the late Australian costume designer whose work both set the standard for, and epitomised, the glamour and spectacle of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Despite being Bette Davis’s longtime costumer, Cary Grant’s roommate and one of Australia’s most prolific Oscar winners, Orry-Kelly has been all but forgotten in film history. Here, Gillian talks about the process of unearthing Orry’s story and bringing it to the screen, four decades after he passed away.Read More
This is an academic essay I wrote for a class on Australian Cinema at RMIT University. It was submitted to, and eventually published in, Senses of Cinema for their 'Key Moments in Australian Cinema' series.