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17 April 2014 #456

Cover Story: Tilda


The Grand Budapest Hotel, in cinemas now, is among the most anticipated films of 2014. It’s one of two major movie releases out this Easter featuring the enigmatic Tilda Swinton. This edition, Melissa Cranenburgh traces Swinton’s 30-year career trajectory and examines her Hollywood outsider status. And we have an interview with The Grand Budapest Hotel director Wes Anderson on the evolution of his signature style and how he attracts big stars like Swinton to his small-budget projects. 

Also in this issue:Matt Shea talks to Caiti Baker of Sietta about the Melbourne band’s second album; Anthony Morris revisits the war films of Australian filmmaker Charles Chauvel; Tim McGuire finds out what happens when a writer signs a book deal before they’ve written the book; and, in ‘Roving Eye’, we present a charming photo series on record collectors.

The star of this edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is Jeffrey from Melbourne. And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from James P and Damien in Sydney, Ron and Sean in Perth and Gary B from our NSW Street Soccer Program. We also have a great group selfie of Big Issue staff and vendors in South Australia. 

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