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Aussiewood : Australia's leading actors and directors tell how they conquered Hollywood - Michaela Boland


Australia's leading actors and directors tell how they conquered Hollywood

Paperback Published: 1st September 2004
ISBN: 9781865089713
Number Of Pages: 304

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Hollywood is in the throes of a white-hot love affair with Australian actors and filmmakers. This island nation, with a population of 20 million, has produced some of the biggest names in Hollywood and the trend shows no signs of letting up.

In Aussiewood, top Australian show-biz journalists Michaela Boland and Michael Bodey take us behind the scenes to meet the stars. Nicole, Heath, Hugh and many others tell us about their backgrounds, their dreams and their fears. They describe the glamour and the business of Hollywood, how they've dealt with sudden fame and how they shot - or climbed - to the top. Some did it tough, some relatively easy; some pursued stardom with voracious ambition, for others Hollywood came knocking .

But what led to Hollywood's fascination with Australia? Is it about talent? Does it come down to economics? Or is Australia simply flavour of the month? Aussiewood goes beyond the personal stories to explore why so many have shot to stardom so quickly. It uncovers a wealth and diversity of talent, on both sides of the camera.

Industry Reviews

"Uncovers the dimension and human side of a culture generally pigeonholed by many Americans as dusty, archaic and rough." --Flickhead

"Fresh, candid voices...provide an almost cross-cultural perspective of the Hollywood journey to the top." --The Bloomsbury Review

ISBN: 9781865089713
ISBN-10: 1865089710
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1