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    Australian Auteurs

    It has been ages since I worked through the catalogue of great Australian movies but this recent effort from Robert Conolly has inspired me to do so

    The Dry


    Atmospheric Aussie outback extravaganza with Eric Bana as a cop returning to the home town he was ostracised from 20 years earlier.

    The landscape makes for mesmerising cinematography.

    Kind of reminded me of the 2006 mood murder drama Jindabyne which I am now trying to download again after 15 years.

    8/10

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    Awesome scenery for movie makers but not somewhere you want to live

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    Yup, watched it recently and mentioned it in the movie thread - an excellent movie, awesome scenery and background (but yes, not where you'd want to live)

    Bana is a brilliant actor and my 15-year old daughter couldn't believe this was the guy from the Hulk movie.









    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Kind of reminded me of the 2006 mood murder drama Jindabyne which I am now trying to download again after 15 years.
    Downloading as we write, but it's horribly slow and stops - seeds and peers missing


    Getting more and more into Aussie films and movies, they make a nice contrast to the Brit and US stuff . . . I could recommend lots of good German stuff but it's in German and therefore not applicable to most here, in terms of understanding.



    A series we recently watched in the same vein, Mystery Road - a must watch.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Kind of reminded me of the 2006 mood murder drama Jindabyne which I am now trying to download again after 15 years.
    Done and seeding under 1337x.to

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    If you haven't watched Kenny, do. It's a great movie- up there with Spinal Tap as the best mockumentary ever. Hilarious.
    Last Cab to Darwin- very nice movie, seems to have gone largely unnoticed.

    Note to self- must download "The Year of Living Dangerously" again. Haven't seen it for yonks, but great stuff.
    And if you haven't watched The Castle, where have you been all your life? Bogans are alright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Eric Bana
    What happened to him he was massive in the US for a while, A-List stuff, and then... *Nada*

    Great actor though. Loved him all the way back in Full Frontal.

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    ^ He lives in Melbourne now- he's made plenty of dough, and I don't think he cares much for the Hollywood bubble. Family man, 2 kids. I'm sure he picks up a fair wedge for acting in aussie productions like The Dry- but a fraction of what he could earn doing standard Hollywood dross.

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    Melbourne? Keerist . . . I thought he was smart!

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    Certainly neither 'mesmerising' nor one of the 'great Australian movies'.
    An average mystery.
    They at least managed to make the ending less silly than in the novel.
    6.5/10

    Snowtown - now there's a good Aussie crime movie. Streets better than this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    An average mystery.
    To which one are you referring, cyrille?



    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Animal Kingdom
    Yes, very good . . . and I still can't see Jackie Weaver as a granny . . . she has not aged well

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    To which one are you referring, cyrille?
    The movie looper is talking about.

    'The Dry'.


    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Yes, very good .
    Got my titles mixed up.

    Animal Kingdom was good too, though.

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    Bana's breakout role was, of course-


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    First saw him in The Castle (brilliant movie, still laugh just thinking about the Lawyer and his photocopier)
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    Then who could forget Poider
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    And mad respect for his car affectionately named The Beast that he put into a tree but had her rebuilt to pre-race condition.
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    He's one of those actors that seems to be content just picking a movie he really want to do occasionally, I think he's great and wish he'd do more work though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    And mad respect for his car affectionately named The Beast that he put into a tree but had her rebuilt to pre-race condition.
    He made a film about that, 'Love The Beast' or similar? Can't quite remember now.

    Doco on his prep for the Targa Tasmania. Pretty good from what I recall.

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    I thought the dry was pretty good - and the outback scenery really struck a chord.

    Snowtown - south oz - full of churches and serial killers eh. really good as cyrille says

    A couple of lesser known -
    Bliss (based on the peter carey book)

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    Lantana


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ukan Kizmiaz View Post
    Snowtown
    Just looked it up - the series or the movie, UK?

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    Eric Bana
    Coincidentally:


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    ^He really does come across as being a nice guy, the sort of bloke that'd be great to have a few beers with and talk fast cars.

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    Yep, down to earth chap for sure.

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    Down here in Adelaide, we consider Snowtown a documentary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    I could recommend lots of good German stuff but it's in German
    Can't be any worse than this Aussie shit


    Any good war movies?

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    Das Boot

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    Just googled Aussies best movies, found an extensive list of 25 of them
    Muriels Wedding, Australia, Crocodile Dundee, Priscilla Queen of the desert and Home and Away the movie all high up the list

    Chopper, starring Eric Bana looks interesting.
    Might give that a whirl on a wet Wednesday afternoon, once the footy finishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Das Boot
    Any comedies?

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    In German?

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