Think Australian screenwriters are boring? You’re probably right. But not always. Stephen Vagg, a screenwriter himself and an aficionado of the history of the Australian film industry, put together this top ten of list of ten unusual stories about Australian screenwriters.
Acts of nature, acts of god, acts of stupidity – many of the best stories in Hollywood happen behind the camera. Some productions defy the odds and make it to the screen with quality intact, but many fall into artistic ruin, victims of the curse of trouble on set.
For almost three decades Muriel Steinbeck was one of the most respected actors in Australia, giving acclaimed performances in radio, theatre, film and TV; she endorsed lipstick and chocolate, was a genuine box office draw on stage, and starred in both films and the first Australian TV soap. Despite that, she’s little remembered today.