Our second speaker was Wyatt Moss-Wellington, who took the audience on a fast-paced journey through the varied reasons that story-telling occurs in modern cinema. From the daily problems of ancient humans dealing with bad berries to the happy concoction of simulated threats in order to 'feel alive', Wyatt packs into 19 minutes a broad array of brilliantly delivered reasons why we tell stories in cinema.
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Wyatt Moss-Wellington is a Sydney-based writer, musician and film industry PR consultant. He publishes social criticism at journalisnt.net, has released two albums of progressive folk music, plays mandolin in newgrass outfit The Lunch Mothers and recently completed a masters thesis on humanism in the cinema of John Sayles at the University of Sydney.
Here's a full list of the films Wyatt uses in his talk:
Land and Freedom
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Casa de los Babys
The White Masai
O Lucky Man
An American Werewolf in London
The Brothers Grimm
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus