(tt)I went to the flics last night.
The latest from the usually brilliant "Pan's Labrynth" director, Guillermo del Toro
with Guy Pearce here getting stabbed by some little people
and Katie Holmes wandering dazed among some pretty cool art direction
The opening sequence of this ludicrous horror nonsense saw Garry McDonald
as a toothless crone chiselling the teeth out of a hapless maid to the soundtrack of guffaws and groans from the audience. He was quickly dispatched himself via a gruesome grate sucking episode
and then the credits rolled. When I read Jack Thompson
and Julia Blake were in the cast I began to think that more Aussies were decamping for Los Angeles. Then finally after I recognised a particular location in vivid detail...The State Library reading room in Melbourne... I caught on. The film had been made in Oz. I even spotted Michael Norman (ex "Producers" company manager and oft time underpants model) in a glam dinner scene. So I knew I had to do something I rarely do..watch the credits roll to the end. That's when I saw that name after Creature Voices.....GRANT PIRO!!!!!!! So here I am sending my love to him for all the demonic gutteral wheezing, whispering, snarling and various disgusting inhuman utterances he dredged up in a sound booth one day last year!!!
Mr Piro between takes