What was filmmaker John Hughes thinking when he made Home Alone? His previous films were either about awkward teens finding their way in the world (The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off etc), or awkward adults finding their way in the world (Uncle Buck, Planes, Trains and Automobiles). Plus a franchise featuring both groups (National […]
Author Archives: Daryl Sparkes
I'm a film-maker who became an archaeologist who became a film-maker who became an academic. I've had films screened at the Maleny film festival all the way to Cannes and everything in between. As well as a Senior Lecturer in Film Production I am also a writer/director/producer of many documentaries, children's TV shows and series for 7, 9, ABC, SBS and Foxtel. As an archaeologist and tutor for UQ I specialised in historical archaeology, specifically of the convict era. I adore history, historical artefacts, antiques, art, books and collectibles as well as having a healthy obsession with cinema and quality television.
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