Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Stuart Beattie: Australian film director and screenwriter

Aussie Stuart Beattie (pictured above) has established himself as a notable film director and screenwriter. Over the last 15-years he has accumulated many impressive credits for screenwriting, which includes: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Collateral, Australia, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Tomorrow, When the War Began, which he also directed. Beattie delivered a polished and exciting adaptation of John Marsden's novel Tomorrow, When the War Began. The excellent shot selection and cinematography captured so much beauty of the Australian landscape, and the performance of the entire cast delivered a strong and authentic screen presence. It was also pleasing that the Australian persona was accurately conveyed with local terms and slang as part of the film dialogue. The action and adventure narrative is presented with dazzling colour and quality special effects. It is fantastic that a world renowned Australian novel has made it to the screen, and I commend Beattie for supporting Australian Literature and the Australian Film Industry with this great movie. Please refer to this link to purchase a copy of Tomorrow, When the War Began.

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Brennan Cooper

The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento

The Tourist

Boomerang Baseball

Aussies in the Majors

Aussie Baseball Musings

Henning's Story from 1979 to 1999: A Memoir of Ideas and Inspirations

Aussie World Baseball Classic Experiences from 2006 to 2017

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