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Sirens (John Duigan, 1994) Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, Elle Macpherson, Portia de Rossi, Kate Fischer, Pamela Rabe, Ben Mendelsohn, John Polson, John Duigan (earnest minister); review by Adrian Martin in Murray 1995: 393; Norman Lindsay story
Dr George Miller saw this as just an excuse to show/see Elle Macpherson's breasts - which is a bit unfair to the lovely (as she then was) Kate Fischer - not to mention Pamela Rabe!
Roger Ebert had apparently never heard of Norman Lindsay and thinks that this 'character' is based on Augustus John. here's his summary.
By providing his British visitors as both observers and victims, he is able to study the process of seduction without making seducing the whole point of the film. The result is a good-hearted, whimsical movie which makes no apologies for the beauty of the human body and yet never feels sexually obsessed. Roger Ebert.
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