Blood & Tinsel

Blood & Tinsel

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'Jim Sharman is one of Australia's visionary greats: low-brow, high-brow, pop yet classical, fearless and fun.' Baz Luhrmann Blood and Tinsel is a stunning self-portrait-lyrical, wry, smart and uncompromising-of one of the most daring Australian directors. Jim has perched ringside at the carnival of his own times and it's a hot ticket! 'The Sharman/Shaman/Showman firmament twinkles with galaxies as diverse as Rocky Horror, Hair, discovering Kubrick, Lou Reed, Weimar cabaret. He made Australian creativity hip and original and international when it really mattered.' Geoffrey Rush In Blood and Tinsel, Jim Sharman takes us on an epic personal journey from his colourful childhood in his father's boxing troupe to Tokyo, London, Berlin and Sydney via the international successes of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar. Whether recounting conversations with Lou Reed, giving us the inside story about Rocky Horror or describing a fateful meeting with Patrick White, Jim Sharman casts a brilliant story of the people and events that have shaped the times. Blood and Tinsel ranges from the rough and ready world of outback Australia in the fifties, where boxers and panto dames shared the stage, to the cultural explosions in which Sharman played a part. Blood and Tinsel is a remarkable story about Australia. It is also a moving tribute to a family legendary in the entertainment stakes.I would sit hunched on the floor, entranced by whatever magically emerged from the booming 12-inch speaker, be it symphony orchestra, ragtime piano or talking book. The last was a childrena#39;s learning device with a large picture book and aanbsp;...

Title:Blood & Tinsel
Author:Jim Sharman
Publisher:The Miegunyah Press - 2008


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