Race Mathews

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Gender Male
Occupation Academic/Writer
Location South Yarra, Victoria
Introduction Former Federal Member of Parliament, State Member of Parliament and Minister and Chief of Staff to Opposition Leaders in the Federal and State Parliaments
Interests Politics, History, Movies, Theatre, Books, Music, Garden
Favorite Movies Abel Gance's 'Napoleon', Powell and Pressburger's 'Tales of Hoffman' and 'Life and Death of Colonel Blimp', 'The Seventh Seal', 'Casablanca', 'Chimes at Midnight', 'All That Jazz', 'Les Enfants du Paradis', 'Once Upon a Time in the West', 'Seven Samurai', 'Cabaret', 'Andrei Rublev', 'Ivan the Terrible' 1 & 2, 'Patton', 'Rear Window', 'Paths of Glory', 'A Christmas Carol' (Alistair Sim version), 'Cabaret', 'On the Waterfront'.
Favorite Music Beethoven Fifth Concerto, Double Concerto and 127 String Quartet, Elgar Cello Concerto and First Symphony, Wagner 'Flying Dutchman' and 'Parsifal', Sibelius Second and Fifth Symphonies, Brahms First Symphony, Mahler First and Fifth Symphonies