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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2014, 04:07:52 PM »
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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2014, 03:04:16 PM »
If you have NOT watched the Ted Kotcheff film "WAKE IN FRIGHT" from (1971), I can't recommend it enough!

Defines the best of Australian Cinema... It's currently streaming on NETFLIX here in the states. WATCH THIS FILM!

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2014, 04:49:11 PM »
If you have NOT watched the Ted Kotcheff film "WAKE IN FRIGHT" from (1971), I can't recommend it enough!

Defines the best of Australian Cinema... It's currently streaming on NETFLIX here in the states. WATCH THIS FILM!
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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2014, 10:04:18 AM »
WAKE IN FRIGHT (1971)- Well, it feels intense, but for me never quite delivers.  I do love the music and Donald Pleasance is excellent (he was great in the HALLOWEEN series as Dr. Loomis!).   The kangaroo scenes are brutal and I think I'd prefer to have not known they were filmed live.  The most frightening part of the film is the thought that these things actually occurring.   Having spent a bit of time in the American south and a few interesting experiences in southern Alabama and around the college town of Auburn, I can only imagine being in a remote place like Australia with lots of booze and guns leading to bouts of insanity.  Not quite DELIVERANCE in the outback, but definitely eerie and something you won't forget. 
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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2014, 10:51:56 AM »
I'd be interested to know, colonel, what part doesn't deliver for you? To me, Wake in Fright is a masterpiece.

And I second the statement absolutely no one should miss seeing it while it's streaming on US Netflix, if they have the chance.

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2014, 11:30:11 AM »
I guess I just felt something looming that never happened, just a story of a guy on a bender in some out of the way town in Oz.  I guess in my mind (before viewing) I felt I was comparing it to something like DELIVERANCE so I probably am being unfair.  Just my opinion, I did love the music and Pleasance, and am very interested in Australian films.  My preference would be WALKABOUT over this, but just a personal preference. 
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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2014, 09:24:17 AM »
THE HUNTER- I really, really long to go visit my friend Russell in Tasmania, though I hope his pals are friendly to Americans than the Tassies found in this film.  The sheer beauty and mystery of that strange little island of Australia just amazes me and this film highlights much of it.  The story of the Tassie Tiger is really interesting too, again hitting a personal longing to take on my own personal search for this extinct creature.  The story of the movie, however, feels a little strange and the talk of cloning and the appearance of Sam Neill finds me thinking Jurassic Park in a really weird way.  Willem Dafoe delivers and I enjoyed his strangely meticulous character who scrubs a tub to enjoy a bath before embarking upon a rugged hunt.  Absolutely love little Morgana Davies, a few moments of her colorful dialogue and anyone can see why.  The ending I won't give away, but head scratching and unsettling selfish.  A recommend if only for the beauty of Tasmania.
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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2014, 08:07:32 AM »
BAD BOY BUBBY Well, ok where to begin.  It's as if this was part RED DRAGON meets BEING THERE.  The guide to creating a sociopath is illustrated here and then finding the simpleness of Bubby to be innocence dressed up as insanity.  This film left me equally frightened, disgusted, and intrigued.   As Bubby becomes Pop you can see a transformation from darkness to light, but the pathway leading up to the light is horribly wretched.  At one moment when Pop joins the band I wondered if this was Nick Cave's life story :)  I doubt that I would ever watch this again, but it is undoubtedly imprinted in my mind in a frightfully endearing way. 
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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2014, 02:40:17 PM »
Glad you liked (?) it. I can see how at the beginning it is "the guide to creating a sociopath", but Bubby's underlying character comes through once he escapes and has a chance to break out of the shell his mother created for him.

Have you seen Romper Stomper, another fun packed film from about the same time?

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Re: Australian Cinema?
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2014, 12:01:21 AM »
I am from New Zealand, so have pretty easy access to good Aussie films. I wish our films were as good as the Aussies.

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