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John Safran: Media Tycoon

1998
26m
Documentary
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Cast

John Safran (Self)Ray Martin (Self)Shane Paxton (Self - Official Timekeeper)Bradley Hulme (Village Cinema Usher)

Director

Craig Melville

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Synopsis

In this pilot which was never aired on Australian television, John Safran demonstrates the innovative talent he is capable of. The program is essentially a magazine-style presentation of social rebellion and challenge to Australian institutions. In what has become the most famous (and litigious) incident, Safran and A Current Affair 'victim' Shane Paxton rummage through Ray Martin's garbage, and are soon approached by an angry Martin and his wife. Classic television in a similar vain to the work of American Michael Moore, which was deemed too controversial by the ABC to screen and was also beyond the pail for the commercial networks

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