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Huge congratulations Fiona.
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This is such an important message Fiona. It reminds me of Austin Kleon’s message from Steal Like an Artist:

What a good artist understands is that nothing comes from nowhere. All creative work builds on what came before. Nothing is completely original.

We however forget about stealing from our past selves.

This is what I like about Song Exploder, where artists break down the birth of an idea.

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Fiona Hardy’s brilliant debut novel How to Make a Movie in 12 Days is, in part, an homage to her long-held love of all things film. (If you couldn’t tell by the title, just check out the 20-page school holidays movie guide at the back of the book.) Here, Fiona shares five films that kick-started her movie madness.

Fiona, I forgot about the ‘Hire ten for $xxx’ deal while growing up. It was always so serendipitous. There would be those few films that had just transferred from Overnight to Weekly that you wanted to rent, but then you would be left grabbing all sorts of random flicks to get up to the given total.

On a side note, you might be interested in Reclaim Video and the effort to reclaim lost memories and technology.

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Great turnout today at Readings in Carlton for the book launch of Fiona Hardy’s How to Make a Movie in 12 Days

Would love to go, just not sure if I will be able to make it 🤔 Congrats again