In Conversation with… Sabian Wilde

Marketing Lecturer. Writer. Music Bod. Claims to have coined 'Perthonality'

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Introducing CoolShite West Sai-ede

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Hi everyone, it’s time to reveal the reason why In Conversation With… has been a little quiet lately.

I’ve been working on assembling a team of West Coast movie reviewers to join the brilliant folk at (Cool) Shite on the Tube.

After gruelling months of trying to snatch pebbles from my hand, the CoolShite West Sai-ede team consists of West Coast comedian John Robertson, community radio’s Funky Films presenter Lewis Sutton, uber-film nazi and walking imdb Travis Johnson and of course, myself…. I was obviously best at catching pebbles from my own hand. Mind you, I had to get the pebbles from ur-Shiter Bruce Moyle, and that was no easy feat.

Our first casts are up as follows…

Movie Poster - Daybreakers


…and the remake of…


Now, get to it…

Also on (Cool) Shite on the Tube, welcome Good Game’s Hex as she takes a look at the new not-quite-a-superhero-flick, Kick-Ass.


Interview with the writers of Mao’s Last Dancer

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I recently had the privilege of speaking to Li Cunxin, writer of Mao’s Last Dancer and Jan Sardi, the Australian screenwriter who adapted it for the screen.

It was the kind of interview that you need to have once in a while, to remind you why you do what you do.

The interview was conducted on behalf of (Cool) Shite on the Tube, courtesy of the very good folk who represent Roadshow in WA.

This is a great, primarily Australian production (directed by Bruce Beresford, produced by Jane Scott and written by Sardi) that places Australia’s artistic and technical talent as the foundation of a compellingly told international story.

Please visit (Cool) Shite on the Tube to download the podcast.

Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer

Written by Xab

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10:20 am

Doctor Who – new series

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Current Music: nowt
Current Mood: grateful

Well, I guess I think it was pretty good… maybe a little weird to accept that the things I didn’t totally connect with are because I’m going to be 32 in a couple of months and Dr Who is (and must be) a children’s show… I guess I’m grateful that there was still enough in it for me to enjoy, while remaining true to the spirit of the show…

Is that what makes this retro-revival media zeitgeist so hard to accept some of the time (I’m thinking Star Wars here, among others)?

Anyway, it didn’t give me geekasms — thankyou for the word,  Ratty — but I feel I’m going to enjoy it.

By the way, and of you self-affirming geeks out there with ADSL may want to tune in to Ratty’s podcast, available at, I listen to it pseudo-religiously.

SW ROTS tomorrow…

It kind of feels good to have touched base with you all again…. even though I don’t know if you are all still out there.

Written by Xab

Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 2:45 am