Ron Elliott: Now Showing

Ron Elliott: Now Showing

Now Showing

by Ron Elliott

Fremantle Press, $29.99 pb, 361 pp, 9781922089243

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams

Samuel Williams is an emerging writer currently undertaking a Creative Writing Honours thesis on contemporary Australian short-story...

‘If you don’t like movies, I’m not sure you will like these stories.’ So warns Ron Elliott in his introduction to Now Showing, after having explained that the five stories in this collection are unproduced screenplays repurposed as novellas. It may be useful to clarify Elliott’s warning: unless you are a cinéaste who appreciates screenplay structure and enjoys seeing new variations on the same old Hollywood themes, you may find these stories lacking.

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Published in June 2013 no. 352

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