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Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on 'The Dish,' Starring Sam Neill

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 24, 2013 at 11:45AM

Even More Movies You Never Heard Of! continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "The Dish," starring Sam Neill, Australia's top-grossing film of 2000.
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Sam Neill in "The Dish"
Sam Neill in "The Dish"

Even More Movies You Never Heard Of! continues at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "The Dish," starring Sam Neill, Australia's top-grossing film of 2000.

This Rob Sitch-directed, Bill Forsyth-influenced semi-fictionalized dramedy based on NASA's use of a radio telescope in New South Wales to beam images from the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing around the world. Much of the electronic prop equipment on hand was actually used during the landing but was too heavy to ship back to the US and ended up in the movie.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.