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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Contents - yourview@ theaus­tralian.com.au Pamela Chip­pin­dall Wool­lahra, NSW

THE tan­ta­lis­ing ex­tract from Sue Mil­liken’s book Se­lec­tive Mem­ory: A

Life in Film (‘‘The Producers’’, Septem­ber 7-8) prom­ises a bumper read for movie buffs.

How amus­ing it is to reprise the quoted com­ment of Howard Koch Jr, ‘‘We’re never go­ing to ap­prove Ni­cole Kid­man, we want an Amer­i­can in the role’’, se­cure in the knowl­edge that the sea­soned ac­tor is por­tray­ing a pol­ished Amer­i­can so­cialite in her lat­est film, Stoker.

Gone, too, are the days when the ac­claimed Meryl Streep was cho­sen for the role of Lindy Cham­ber­lain in Evil

An­gels, in pref­er­ence to an Aus­tralian ac­tor who would not have re­quired voice lessons to play the part.

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