Texts in the City: The Player

Texts in the City: The Player

Texts in the City host Tony Birch is joined for this session by film critic and writer Thomas Caldwell. Together, they go deep into Robert Altman’s self-reflexive (and sometimes self-parodying) look at Hollywood, The Player.


Portrait of Tony Birch

Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a founding member of the Melbourne School of Discontent. He has published three novels; The White GirlGhost River and Blood. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s DayThe Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award for his contribution to Australian literature. In 2021 he released two new books, a poetry book, Whisper Songs and a new short story collection, Dark As Last Night.

Portrait of Thomas Caldwell

Thomas Caldwell

Thomas Caldwell is a freelance writer, broadcaster and public speaker who specializes in film criticism and educational writing on film.

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