Maria Lewis

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - MOVIES -

same time, when kids their age get scared they say the dumbest stuff – like ‘it’s too much mad­ness for one text’,’’ Boyega says.

‘‘It’s the clos­est ur­ban script I’ve ever read. I’m from South Lon­don and when I’m with my boys, the en­ergy . . . there’s some­thing you just can’t ex­plain. It was fun to have that sort of script.’’

Sev­eral anime films, in­clud­ing doc­u­men­tary The Echoes Of Astro Boy’s Foot­steps, will also screen as part of the fes­ti­val’s Cool Ja­pan pro­gram.

The Echoes Of Astro Boy’s Foot­steps cel­e­brates the work of Mat­suo Ohno, the rev­o­lu­tion­ary sound de­signer be­hind the 1960s an­i­ma­tion Astro Boy.

Di­rec­tor Tom­i­naga Masanori says un­cov­er­ing the cult fig­ure was an ‘‘ex­cit­ing’’ process that taught him a lot.

‘‘When mak­ing fic­tion movies, I’ve al­ways been ex­per­i­ment­ing with sound and the way it’s heard,’’ Masanori says.

‘‘I came to re­alise the depth of what con­scious sound-edit­ing of a postrecord­ing can achieve.’’

The good news for lo­cal cinephiles is they have less than six months to wait un­til the next Gold Coast Film Fes­ti­val – the 2012 event will be held in April, in con­junc­tion with the Gold Coast Su­panova Pop Cul­ture Expo, at the Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre.

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Casey Mar­shall Siemer says the part­ner­ship will boost the fes­ti­val’s pro­file and help at­tract more Aus­tralian pre­mieres and A-list guests.

The Gold Coast Film Fes­ti­val plays Birch Car­roll and Coyle Cine­mas, Aus­tralia Fair, from Mon­day un­til Novem­ber 27. See your free, of­fi­cial fes­ti­val pro­gram in to­day’s Bul­letin.

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