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THE NAKED CITY – LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION – SYDNEY!

Think of some of the classic movie locations of all time and you might immediately recall the mean streets of New York City, the boulevards of Paris or the historic precincts of Rome. All have been the urban film sets of some of cinema’s greatest classics. Sydney, on the other hand, can’t quite match its […]

THE NAKED CITY – A BRIEF HISTORY OF GAMBLING

Not everybody will agree with me but I find the rising Crown Casino tower at Barangaroo downright scary. Its bulging frame, which will eventually dominate everything within cooee, looms over the waterfront resembling a Godzilla or Transformer-like monster. Its architectural merits aside I have to say I find it incredibly menacing, even more so with […]

THE NAKED CITY – BEWARE THE INFRASTRUCTURE MONSTER!

In the 1959 UK/USA movie The Giant Behemoth, a blatant Godzilla ripoff, a rampaging sea monster emerges from the Thames in London to run riot, destroying all in its furious path. Sounds familiar? Many would say it’s an appropriate metaphor for the high cost of  infrastructure that currently overwhelms the city of Sydney and its […]

Godzilla

America is “under attack” in Godzilla, the epic action adventure which sees the mega-monster’s return to the screen, leaving a predictable trail of destruction and chaos. In this mammoth-scale reboot, the imminent mating of menacing radiation-hungry mutations will render humanity defenseless and it becomes apparent that only Godzilla can save the world. The clichéd and […]