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OFFLINE   Johnson28 #41

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:40 PM

what are all these shows she's going to be in?

Rachel will also play Julian Assange's mother in Ten telemovie Underground: The Julian Assange Story.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:41 PM

That's right. So that's three local shows for Rachel this year.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

Herald Sun says today that Kylie Minogue impersonator Lucy Holmes will play a younger Kylie in Paper Giants: Magazine Wars, as the telemovie will touch on the love affair between Kylie and INXS singer Michael Hutchence.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

makes sense, she's a dead ringer!

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

According to The Sunday Telegraph, Rachel Griffiths will play Dulcie Boling and Mandy McElhinney (Kerry Packer's secretary Rose in Howzat! Kerry Packer's War) will portray Nene King in Paper Giants: Magazine Wars. Filming starts in Melbourne on August 13.

The two-part series 'Paper Giants: Magazine Wars' will air on Sunday June 2nd and 9th at 8.30pm.


Edited by Mike.S, 30 April 2013 - 03:33 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:11 AM

The two-part series 'Paper Giants: Magazine Wars' will air on Sunday June 2nd and 9th at 8.30pm.



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:27 PM


A good first part I thought, although I wonder if it's peaked a bit too early? But Mandy McElhinney was very good as a brash Nene King and Rachel Griffith does a very good subdued Dulcie Boling.

Although by the end of it I think I'd seen more than enough of Angus Sampson in his jocks  :yuck:



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:34 PM

I liked it. But I got a tad bored half way through.



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:15 PM

I thought it was a bit of a let down after all the hype. The first Paper Giants mini series was great but this didn't seem quite as good. Mandy was brilliant as Nene though.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:13 AM


I liked it. But I got a tad bored half way through.

Same. It went a little long I think. Enjoyed it though.

OFFLINE   J Bar #51

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:12 AM

Might have been better if the mini-series was condensed into a 2 hour tele-movie.

 

The ratings were way down on the original Paper Giants mini-series. The ABC should be worried about The Time Of Our Lives going up against A Place To Call Home and House Husbands. It looks much weaker.


Edited by J Bar, 03 June 2013 - 10:13 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:22 PM

It was enjoyable, especially the 80's party scenes (was the smiley guy with curls at the party suppose to be Craig McLachlan?).

 

The highlight of the night though was Diana Vreeland. What an iconic woman.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

(was the smiley guy with curls at the party suppose to be Craig McLachlan?)

I think so, I didn't see any resemblance but just figured male + curls + late 80s + Kylie Minogue in other scenes = Craig McLachlan

The other thing I noticed, because I can be a bit OCD like that... that 'Nene' was driving around Melbourne in her beaten up hatchback but it had licence plates with blue lettering starting with X... a sequence we only have on current day plates. Back then we were still on the "Garden State" plates with green letters starting at the low end of the alphabet. (The blue letter plates came in during the '90s when Jeff Kennett branded them with the slogan "On The Move")

Also, the use of the cordless phones... I didn't think anyone had them back in the '80s. We were still mostly stuck with those clunky Telecom phones because Telecom was still the monopoly then.

And was it common for people to be able to receive calls at pay phones? I realise that scene was really for dramatic effect and having the guy receive a call at the pay phone was to compensate for no mobiles... but I just never recalled being able to do that at a pay phone. Pay phones generally didn't have proper indial numbers

Edited by TelevisionAU, 03 June 2013 - 04:51 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:51 PM

Also, the use of the cordless phones... I didn't think anyone had them back in the '80s. We were still mostly stuck with those clunky Telecom phones because Telecom was still the monopoly then.

And was it common for people to be able to receive calls at pay phones? I realise that scene was really for dramatic effect and having the guy receive a call at the pay phone was to compensate for no mobiles... but I just never recalled being able to do that at a pay phone. Pay phones generally didn't have proper indial numbers

These bits were not inaccurate actually.

Cordless phones existed in the 80s and they really were as clunky as depicted. We had one just like that when I worked at a department store in the city back in high school and we also sold them there.

Pay phones actually had their number advertised on the box back then. You could ask someone to call you back and then hang around for the callback. This ended when the old payphones were replaced late 80s or early 90s.
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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:05 PM

These bits were not inaccurate actually.

Cordless phones existed in the 80s and they really were as clunky as depicted. We had one just like that when I worked at a department store in the city back in high school and we also sold them there.

Pay phones actually had their number advertised on the box back then. You could ask someone to call you back and then hang around for the callback. This ended when the old payphones were replaced late 80s or early 90s.

I do remember pay phones and phone boxes in the 80s had telephone numbers attached to them but my recollection (which is perhaps incorrect) was they usually had letters in the ID or were an insufficient number of digits, so a number for a payphone in Melbourne might have been something like 03222333M01 so not strictly a dialable number but obviously one that meant something when calling an operator.  Although I do remember the ringback number of 199 that you could call from a pay phone and as soon as you hung up the phone the phone would ring back.

 

(Although I am slightly even old enough to only just remember the previous generation of pay phones, I guess phased out by the 70s/early 80s as exchanges were automated, that were black boxes with A and B buttons on them and you had to call an operator to make a call!)



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:53 AM

Not sure of the exact timing but they did use a code later when the green payphones came in and probably still used on the current silver metal ones now.
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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

Has the ABC got nothing better for 8.30 pm tonight than a repeat of Paper Giants?



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 10:42 AM

That's the timeslot it should have screened, in the first place.

Also the best timeslot for The Time of Our Lives which will instead be going up against A Place To Call Home and the very similar House Husbands.

Edited by J Bar, 06 June 2013 - 10:43 AM.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:45 AM

That's the timeslot it should have screened, in the first place.

 

Maybe, but whether Sunday or Thursday it is really an indulgence and a waste of a good timeslot to screen it on two evenings in five days. Repeats are for daytime or very late, not a prime spot.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

It's an odd decision indeed to repeat it so soon on the same channel. It's such a Ten thing to do. :tongue:

Edited by J Bar, 06 June 2013 - 11:59 AM.

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