GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12708 posts, RR: 80 Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1228 times:
'The Dish', a witty story of the Australian contribution to the Apollo 11 landing, at the Parks tracking station.
'Chopper', The true-ish story of a best selling author, who happens be a somewhat mad criminal who's spent most of his life in prison, he's written 12 books, with titles like 'How to make friends and shoot people'.
Two fairly recent ones that come to mind and I enjoyed.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 34 Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1219 times:
There was a movie about a bunch of girls from a girlschool going on a picknick at Ayers Rock or some other magic aborigine place like that, and in the end some of them disappeare...quite nice and yet thrilling. Does anybody remember the title?
Oh and what about Mad Max 1 and 2..Aussie or American movies?
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1211 times:
Hmm, movies "about" Australia and made on location here.
Lots made here but not necessarlity about Oz (e.g., Matrix, etc,)
"Two Hands" is a pretty grim, but black humoured, look at managed (rather than organised) crime set in Kings Cross Sydney starring Heath Ledger & Bryan Brown.
"Picnic at Hanging Rock" is a "classic" period look at a mystery in rural Australia.
Googling "australian movies" brought up this site but not all are "about" Australia.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1164 times:
Russle Crowe *gay* movie was called "The Sum of Us".
I'm just compiling a list of movies that are all Australian made and those movies which appear to be Hollywood movies but were filmed on location here.
"Babe" is one example as are the Matrix movies.
It used to be quite a novelty seeing our city streets shut down whilst they did huge amounts of location shooting - but in the end it just irritates people now as the street closures and such create traffic problems.
As you could imagine Pricila Queen of the Desert is one of my favourite movies - and for the trivia buffs I was drinking in the pub last night that they show in the beginning and launch the bus. (The Imperial Hotel @ Newtown where I now live.)
And yes they still have drag shows there. Hah Hah!
C172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 979 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1134 times:
I second GDB with his selection of "The Dish". Caught it on one of our movies channels a few months ago and quite enjoyed it. Heck its got Sam Neil and the Patrick Waburton to boot. Now if only Sam has said "I would have liked to have seen Montana." classic.