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Kaleidoscope - Larry Parr Television (Full Length Episode) – 1985 Arts/Culture

Kaleidoscope - Larry Parr

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1985 Arts/Culture

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This Kaleidoscope profile heralds the arrival of producer Larry Parr on the global film scene, following “the Kid from Raetihi” in his Jaguar from the hometown premiere of Came A Hot Friday (at that point the second most successful NZ film at the box office) to the Auckland offices of his company Mirage. In spite of the shoulder-padded, aspirational 80s framing, Parr talks about more troubled productions (eg. Pallet On The Floor) and the need for less self-conscious local cinema, with disarming honesty. Billy T James and Ian Mune provide character references.

I don’t know if anyone will ever get rich out of New Zealand movies, but if anyone does it’s going to be Larry Parr.
– Ian Mune