Film review: ‘THE EULOGY’ by Nick Gardener from ‘Built For Speed’

The fascinating Australian documentary The Eulogy recounts the remarkable but tragic life of the phenomenally gifted Australian pianist Geoffrey Tozer who sadly died in 2009. The film’s title stems from the eulogy Tozer’s friend and supporter, former Prime Minister Paul Keating delivered at his funeral. There Keating lacerated the arts establishment for, he felt, turning its back on one of

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Film review: PERFORMANCE, from Built For Speed

Not to be confused with Nic Roeg’s freaky 1970 counter-culture film, Performance depicts the traumas afflicting a revered American string quartet as they confront human frailty in its many forms.  The film was originally titled A Late Quartet but this was changed in Australia to avoid confusion with Dustin Hoffman’s film Quartet which also focused on a group of classical musicians.

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