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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

May 6, 2009 at 9:44 AM

A second act for “Priscilla” filmmaker

Stephan Elliott, the Australian writer/director of “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” was in town yesterday to talk about his new film, the Noel Coward-inspired comedy “Easy Virtue.” Normally there’s nothing notable at this sort of thing, known as a PA (personal appearance) tour: some filmmaker or actor comes to town and is comfortably stationed in a hotel room to chat with a few journalists, with a poster of the film propped nearby. But for Elliott, this tour meant more than just another movie: It’s his second act — and his first movie in ten years. He became disillusioned with the movie business after the debacle that was 1999’s “Eye of the Beholder” and decided to retire, vowing never to direct again. Then, in 2004, he “skied off a cliff” and broke his back, pelvis and legs. It took nearly three years to learn to walk again. And, during that process, he realized he loved making movies.
I’ll be writing up this story next month, to run when “Easy Virtue” arrives in theaters in June. But it’s very much on my mind today, and I thought any “Priscilla” fans out there might like to know what’s become of that movie’s creator. He struck me as a very contented man. Here’s the “Easy Virtue” trailer; it’s a bouncy ’20s comedy with a few surprises up its sleeve:

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