Author(s): DAVID STRATTON
I PEED ON FELLINI, the long-awaited memoir from legendary film critic David Stratton, is an honest, funny and thoroughly entertaining journey through a remarkable life in film. Passionate since boyhood about the cinema, Stratton has reviewed thousands of movies, directed and adjudicated at international film festivals, and lectured in film history at the University of Sydney. His best-known role, however, has been as the co-host, with Margaret Pomeranz, of The Movie Show on SBS and -- more recently -- At the Movies on the ABC. Since 1986 the duo has entertained Australia with their honest and often controversial reviews and interviews; for many, they are the most influential film critics in the country. A recipient of both the Longford and Chauvel Awards for his contribution to the Australian film industry, Stratton's hallmarks are his incredible depth of cinematic knowledge, his passionate opposition to censorship and his lifelong commitment to quality film. In this outstanding memoir, he tells his story with candour and verve.
David Stratton emigrated to Australia in 1963. He was the Director of the Sydney Film Festival for 17 years. During his career at SBS David was the feature film consultant, presenter of movies, and of course co-host of the highly successful The Movie Show with Margaret Pomeranz for a record 18 years. Since 1983, David has been Film critic for Variety (published in Los Angeles), Commissioner, Australian Film Commission, Film Critic for The Australian newspaper, a Lecturer in Film History at University of Sydney. He is also the author of "The Last New Wave" and "The Avocado Plantation" (Pan Macmillan).