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scarface666brooksy!! -> Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 7:27:42 AM)

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Hi all. As some of you may know, I hail from the Land Down Under/Great Southern Land/Sunburnt Country/Australia. To my extreme shame, I've frankly seen bugger all Australian films, or as least Australian films during the 70's/80's which is considered a Golden Age in our country's film history. The only really notable film I can think of that I've seen from that era is Mad Max, which I'm not the biggest fan of. After reading up a bit on the "Australian New Wave" and talking to several forumites recently, I came up with the idea I could create a thread where I could peruse through my countries films and review them (I believe there is an existing thread from a certain mod based on a similar premise, but hey we have Peter Weir and you have Peter Jackson so nyahh). I'm going to start off with 10 I've been meaning to see for ages and I might expand from there into Ozploitation films and modern films. Here's the first 10 I'm going to watch.

Wake In Fright (1971)
Walkabout (1971)
The Adventures of Barry Mckenzie (1972)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
The Last Wave (1977)
Patrick (1978)
My Brilliant Career (1979)
The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
Breaker Morant (1980)




Gimli The Dwarf -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 8:26:02 AM)

Good idea!


Breaker Morant is ace. Hanging Rock and Walkabout are both utter bobbins.





scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 8:32:33 AM)

So if I convert a Gimli opinion to a normal opinion, Breaker Morant is either terrible or really good, and Walkabout and Picnic are terrific [:D]

And ta, but PA already kinda beat me to the idea awhile ago [:D]




Timbzy -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 8:45:24 AM)

As an Australian, I couldn't think of a worse marathon than Australian films.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 8:59:46 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Timbzy

As an Australian, I couldn't think of a worse marathon than Australian films.


Why's that?




elab49 -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 9:44:21 AM)

Goody, another thread [:)]

If you ever come across a small film called Warming Up I'd love to know. It's one on a longish lists of films I saw on TV years ago that I'd like to see again.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 10:38:50 AM)


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ORIGINAL: elab49

Goody, another thread [:)]

If you ever come across a small film called Warming Up I'd love to know. It's one on a longish lists of films I saw on TV years ago that I'd like to see again.


[:)]

And I'll let you know if I can find it, I'll be hunting for more Australian films soon [:)]




rawlinson -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 11:50:26 AM)


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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!


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ORIGINAL: elab49

Goody, another thread [:)]

If you ever come across a small film called Warming Up I'd love to know. It's one on a longish lists of films I saw on TV years ago that I'd like to see again.


[:)]

And I'll let you know if I can find it, I'll be hunting for more Australian films soon [:)]


You know how you hate to pre-judge films but sometimes a synopsis just leaps out at you as being a terrible idea?

quote:

Warming Up is a 1983 Australian film about a divorced woman who moves to a country town and teaches the local football team to dance ballet.


[:D]




elab49 -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 11:59:47 AM)

I know what the film's about [:-]

It made me laugh when I saw it - I'd just like to know if it still does [:)]




rawlinson -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 12:08:05 PM)

It sounds like someone played a game of Mad Libs and then based a film around it. [:D]




great_badir -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 12:45:50 PM)

Not a bad choice there. Wake In Fright, The Last Wave and Breaker Morant particularly are, in my opinion, all masterpieces.

Whilst I can take or leave Patrick and The Odd Angry Shot is tonally confusing, the only one there I think is a turd is Barry Mckenzie. But then I don't think there is one decent example of an ocker film.

But I'll save more specific commentaries for your specific commentaries...




rawlinson -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 4:52:31 PM)


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ORIGINAL: great_badir

Not a bad choice there. Wake In Fright, The Last Wave and Breaker Morant particularly are, in my opinion, all masterpieces.

Whilst I can take or leave Patrick and The Odd Angry Shot is tonally confusing, the only one there I think is a turd is Barry Mckenzie. But then I don't think there is one decent example of an ocker film.

But I'll save more specific commentaries for your specific commentaries...


I think I'm the only Bazza fan on this forum, I feel so alone. [:(][:D]

Good to see some more love for Wake in Fright though, one genuinely unsettling film.




AxlReznor -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (4/2/2013 5:22:05 PM)

I think the Mad Max films and The Proposition are the only Australian films I've seen, shockingly. [&:]




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 12:17:42 AM)

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ORIGINAL: great_badir

Not a bad choice there. Wake In Fright, The Last Wave and Breaker Morant particularly are, in my opinion, all masterpieces.

Whilst I can take or leave Patrick and The Odd Angry Shot is tonally confusing, the only one there I think is a turd is Barry Mckenzie. But then I don't think there is one decent example of an ocker film.

But I'll save more specific commentaries for your specific commentaries...


Sounds good [:)] Any feedback is welcome everybody, even if it might make Rawls cry when you diss Bazza [:D]


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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

I think the Mad Max films and The Proposition are the only Australian films I've seen, shockingly. [&:]


I nearly bought The Proposition the other day but I instead bought a croissant and a beer. True story. At least you might get some reccs possibly [:D]


I'll watch Wake In Fright possibly tomorrow, due to the fact one of my friends wants to do a Ghibli double-bill of Laputa and Totoro tonight and I just can't pass that up.




rawlinson -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 12:32:02 AM)

Are you looking for other recs for watching?




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 12:36:38 AM)


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

Are you looking for other recs for watching?


I'd love some actually, I'd like to have a few I can put aside until after I finish the first ten [:)]




rawlinson -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 12:45:35 AM)

Ok, I'm not sure what you've seen already, but here's some

Bliss, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Ghosts... of the Civil Dead, The Plumber, Celia, Long Weekend, Mary & Max, Fair Game




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 1:04:39 AM)

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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

Ok, I'm not sure what you've seen already, but here's some

Bliss, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Ghosts... of the Civil Dead, The Plumber, Celia, Long Weekend, Mary & Max, Fair Game


I haven't seen any of those [:D][:(]

Just found Ghosts... of the Civil Dead and Long Weekend on Youtube. Ghosts... in particular looks really really good.

I'll try and track down the rest later on, cheers Rawls!




rawlinson -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 1:07:38 AM)

If you haven't seen Mary & Max, check out Harvie Krumpet as well.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 1:13:30 AM)


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

If you haven't seen Mary & Max, check out Harvie Krumpet as well.


I recall seeing Harvie Krumpet ages ago, needs a rewatch for sure.

The voice cast for Mary & Max has really peaked my interest. And seeing Eric Bana there reminded me I need to see Chopper again at some point.




rawlinson -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 1:20:06 AM)


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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

I need to see Eric Bana's Chopper again


Mary and Max is great. Just sweet, sad, funny, and more uplifting than some reviews might suggest. 2009 was a golden year for animation.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 1:29:30 AM)

[:D]

It's been bumped up to Film #12 on your recommendation. Ghosts.. is #11 because it looks superb.

The last five years or so have been really really good for animated films, even if it's been mainly Pixar and Ghibli bringing the majority of the goods.




rawlinson -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 1:44:55 AM)

As much as I love both studios, there's been a lot of great stuff released over the last few years away from them, if you haven't seen them, try checking out stuff like the Aqua Teen film, My Dog Tulip, Don Hertzfeldt's Bill trilogy, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Fear (s) of the Dark got a mixed reception, but I absolutely loved it, Persepolis, La maison en petit cubes, The Illusionist, Waltz with Bashir, A Town Called Panic, The Cat Piano, Chico & Rita, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Secret of Kells, Summer Wars, Cat in Paris.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 1:51:46 AM)

I've only seen Persepolis and FMF out of that lot, I love them both quite a lot. I just found La Masion en Petits Cubes on teh Youtubes so I'll probably watch that right now I guess [:D]

I'm going to have to start a separate list to my to-watch list, entitled Films Rawl's has recommended [:D]




rawlinson -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 1:57:10 AM)

Cat Piano

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj4RBmU-PIo

Less than ten minutes long and narrated by Nick Cave.




SadFace -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 2:07:24 AM)


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ORIGINAL: rawlinson

Fear (s) of the Dark got a mixed reception, but I absolutely loved it


This. While I didn't think the quality was entirely consistent throughout (although still very good/excellent), the fantastically creepy animation kept me intrigued.




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 2:13:22 AM)

La Maison en Petits Cubes - That was utterly sublime. I might be delving into hyperbole but that might be one of the greatest short films I've ever seen. Really really beautiful.

Cat Piano - That was also excellent. The animation style was really well done and Cave's narration is obviously awesome as well.




Rhubarb -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 2:28:04 AM)


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ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Hi all. As some of you may know, I hail from the Land Down Under/Great Southern Land/Sunburnt Country/Australia



Explains why you are up when I am drunk posting at 5am




scarface666brooksy!! -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 2:46:55 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Rhubarb


quote:

ORIGINAL: scarface666brooksy!!

Hi all. As some of you may know, I hail from the Land Down Under/Great Southern Land/Sunburnt Country/Australia



Explains why you are up when I am drunk posting at 5am


[:D]

Pretty much, when you do your morning drunk post it's the middle of the afternoon over here.




great_badir -> RE: Brooksy's Trek Through Aussie Film (5/2/2013 8:06:40 AM)

A few suggestions/recommendations from me:

Malcolm (1986)
As Time Goes By (1988)
The Castle (1997)
Mad Dog Morgan (1976) Warning - decidedly patchy, but watchable
Newsfront (1978)
Heatwave (1982)

In fact, pretty much anything made by Peter Weir and Philip Noyce before they went to Hollywood is uniformally excellent.

Also, I think The Long Weekend is massively over rated. In fact, I don't think it's very good at all.




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