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Coasting : Issue 12 June 2010
10 central coast • new south wales Interview with a Q: How long have you been watching movies? A: For as long as I can remember. I have always found a great escape in movies. The celluloid figures on the screen could make me laugh, or make me cry, and they've also taught me some great lessons that I have applied to my everyday life. Q: First movie that you can recall seeing at a cinema? A: Walt Disney's The Jungle Book. I went with my father and younger brother when I was five years old. I recall all the marketing of the characters in the movie, so I knew them all well before seeing it. I wasn't prepared, though, for the way it would upset me. First Mowgli gets hypnotised by a snake that tries to eat him. Then Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, tries to kill and eat Mowgli. By the end I was frightened and in tears. Q: Favourite three movies of all time? A: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. (The innocence of childhood is an amazing thing. I've never seen another movie reflect it like this one does.) A Night at the Roxbury. (No matter how many times I watch it, I still crack up laughing at how idiotic these characters are. It's very warped -- like me.) Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. (It pumps adrenaline. A story of action, survival, history and love. This movie has got it all.) Q: Favourite Aussie movies? COASTING ENTERTAINMENT Name: Teena Fish. Role: Functions co-ordinator at Cinema Paradiso, Ettalong Beach. LIFE LESSONS: Movies have been a major part of Teena Fish's life. Picture by Aaron Brown. UNRESOLVED: Saoirse Ronan stars as Susie Salmon in The Lovely Bones (2009). Picture by DreamWorks Studios. FRIGHTENING: Seeing The Jungle Book (1967) as a five-year-old proved a tearful experience. A: Beneath Hill 60. (A magnificent Australian movie about our diggers in WWI, it is confronting and educational, and captures the Australian spirit.) Bran Nue Dae. (This musical set in 1969 is exhilarating, and takes a light-hearted look at many of the issues that indigenous people confront. You leave the cinema feeling a little wiser and informed, but also brighter and happier.) Ned. (This is not a well-known Australian comedy, but one of the best I have seen. It's quirky and full of random funny dialogue. It's the untold story of Ned Kelly and his gang.) Also Happy Feet, Charlie and Boots and The Castle. Q: What movie have you chosen to watch most often at Cinema Paradiso? A: Charlotte's Web (2006). I love a good tear jerker. This animation is flawless, showing friendship, sacrifice, living with the death issue, hope, determination, love, duty, fairness, respect, humility, and much more. ®
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