Rhys Muldoon is the very definition of a multi-hyphenate.
As an actor, he’s appeared in films such as Danny Deckchair (2003), The Crop (2004), The Extra (2005), Valentine’s Day (2007) and Bitter & Twisted (2008), in television shows such as Bastard Boys, House Husbands, Blackjack, Grass Roots and Play School, and on stage in Don’s Party, Amadeus, Romeo + Juliet, Stuff Happens, and Steven Soderbergh’s production of Tot Mom.
He has released two albums of children’s music, both of which were nominated for ARIA Awards: I’m Not Singing (2012) and Perfect is the Enemy of Good (2015). He also co-wrote the children’s book Jasper & Abby and the Great Australia Day Kerfuffle with then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Now, one line on the CV is about to eclipse all the others: Hell Is For Hyphenates guest host!
We are delighted Rhys will be joining us in this month’s episode, and very excited at his choice of filmmaker…
Kubrick, the filmmaker still spoken of in hushed, reverent tones by cinephiles and filmmakers alike, hardly needs an introduction. Which is usually the thing you say before you introduce them anyway.
The obsessive and detailed Kubrick only made 13 films, but few would argue against the idea that his works changed cinema forever: Fear and Desire (1953), Killer’s Kiss (1955), The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), Spartacus (1960), Lolita (1962), Dr Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Eyes Wide Shut (1999).
We’re just gonna leave that list there. Not much else needs to be said. Although we will be saying a lot more, so make sure you come back on the morning of October 31 as we chat Stanley Kubrick with Rhys Muldoon!