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Australian Cinema?
« on: January 17, 2013, 09:46:34 PM »
Hey Filmspotters,

A few days ago I watched Animal Kingdom and was utterly impressed. As I reflected, I realized how little Australian cinema I have seen even as I actively search out foreign films. Yes, I recognize there was that slight spike in the 80's with Crocodile Dundee and Gallipoli, and there has been great actresses and actors to come out of the Land Down Under. However, I was wondering if anyone could suggest their favorite Australian films.

Thanks.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 10:06:35 PM »
I'm not especially familiar with it myself, but I recommend An Angel at My Table (New Zealand, but hey, close enough), Picnic at Hanging Rock and Rabbit-Proof Fence.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 10:06:50 PM »
The Road Warrior  8)

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 10:26:21 PM »
The Road Warrior  8)

Hells yeah


Would also recommend The Proposition, Mary and Max, Walkabout(Though it's been years since i've seen that one so can't recall it all that well but it has some critical acclaim)
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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 10:27:21 PM »

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 10:32:33 PM »
Walkabout is a good film, it's a UK production, but it was shot in Australia.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 11:28:44 PM »
My Top 10 Favorite Australian Films (I can think of)

1. Babe
2. The Road Warrior
3. Breaker Morant
4. Dead Calm
5. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
6. Romper Stomper
7. Walkabout
8. Angel Baby
9. Flirting
10. Proof (1991)

Excluded Gallipoli, since you mentioned it.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 08:04:45 AM »
Isn't "Australian Cinema" an oxymoron?  :P

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 07:39:28 PM »
Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978). Wonderful Aussie genre work - Carrie in a Coma in Canberra.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 09:38:56 PM »
Isn't "Australian Cinema" an oxymoron?  :P

Killed it, FLY. That was a good one.

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