Bad Note for a Heart
Straitjacket Fits – 1990
Set at Bethells beach and in a tunnel somewhere in Ellerslie, this Niki Caro classic traces an elderly gentleman's (Noel Appleby) struggle with his hat, a sea nymph and a beating heart. Clearly reluctant to move into the 90s, the eternally rock Shayne Carter looks splendid in dark eye shadow.
"It was such a long time ago, but I think Shayne's makeup would have been applied by my friend [artist] Denise Kum."
Niki Caro May 09