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Australian films in 2005


#1

This Australian horror/thriller gets an Australian release on 3 November.



Miramax has purchased the distribution rights for the US and the distribution rights have been secured for the UK and some European countries.



This is going to be a sweet as hell horror film and i believe it could be the film that Australia needs to revive our dying film industry.



Cant wait to see it!



also there have been a couple of great Australian films recently like: The Proposition - a western set in the Australian outback in colonial days and actually really quite violent, Little Fish - Rowan Woods new feature film, Look both ways - a feature film that utilises animation to display thoughts in the character’s heads





Wolf Creek









The Proposition









Little Fish


#2

The worse off the Australian film industry is the better… it just means that filmmakers such as ourselves can make a bigger impact, by the way did you know that that tosser Morgan O’Neill did one of those stupid clips on the comedy channel that come on during the ads… its pretty bad NO PASSION FOR FILM DAMMIT!!!


#3

he’s a hack. that project greenlight Australia film Solo could turn out a disaster.


#4

The only Australian film I’ve seen lately is Undead. And it was a peice of shit.


#5

most of australian films are shit and not worth seeing. honestly i would rather watch a film by michael bay than an australian film.

i think it’s the accent you just can’t take it seriously.



ps. i come from the land down under, were women blow and men thunder


#6

give Australian film a chance. Think Mad Max, Romper Stomper, Priscilla Queen of the desert, Turkey Shoot


#7

i just saw a little bit wolf creek on rove live and it made me laugh.



ps. i love mad max it’s just the accents i can’t get over them.


#8

Australian cinema is Tarantino’s second favourite cinema behind Italian cinema…that should mean something


#9

[quote=“the true gentleman”]
i just saw a little bit wolf creek on rove live and it made me laugh.



ps. i love mad max it’s just the accents i can’t get over them.
[/quote]


The accents? If your Australian i dont see why you would have a problem with them.

#10

i think that i find it funny/weird is that i watch to much t.v (which has also altered my speech). your probally saying what about the people you talk to?. well i’m in the middle of no where and have no friend, i don’t talk to my mother because she has to much work.

but when i watch a show like neighbours i really can’t understand fully what they say(they use alot of Australian slang). so i really don’t sound like an australian but more like an american(unfortunately sorry to affend). that’s why i find it funny/weird.


#11

It is Australians who dont take their own cinema seriously that is ruining our industry. It isn’t lack of talent, it is lack of demand. It is Australians who dont go and see Australian films. Which is a shame, cause when it comes to Australian cinema, i am really patriotic and i think it is ridiculous that we have become so attuned to everyone else’s output and not to our own.


#12

WTF hell yeah there’s a lack of talent and it’s a good thing, or perhaps its just that the Australian film industry, among other things is very small ( So thing have to be commercial rather than… oh I don’t know good – and that means less opportunities for visionaries and more for Morgan O’Neill), combined with the fact that so many retards want in, it’s a stretch to think that the Australian film industry can compete with what’s already there the smart people just go to America and become big there, which isn’t a bad idea, what could possible drive you to become patriotic ( Australian patriots I don’t think even Australians give a fuck…) I mean if I got big my quote would be…



“Australia?.. What a dump… if you ever see me back there then you know I fucked up bad…â€?


#13

Nah I’m just kidding Australia’s actually a wonderful country ;D… he he hah ha


#14

as fucking if there is a lack of filmmaking talent in Australia! That is bullshit and even you know it. There is a lack of opportunity, that is why they go to America. But there is far from a lack of talent! We have a massive amount of talent. Just look at the oscars and in the latest Hollywood films. Australians are fucking everywhere.


#15

Thats sorta what I was saying…


#16

Australian films are better when their not trying to be too pretentious (i.e. Mad Max, the Castle…er…skippy), the problem is there seems to be a trend to try and make altra depressing ‘deep and meaningful’ films, preferably with a storyline circeling around an abusive family, and deep personel scars from a dark past…I’m sorry, but I’d rather watch crocadile dundee…



Ah man, I loved skippy…when will those crazy Australians bring back the bush kangeroo (apparently which oddly enough was a cult series in India)


#17

[quote=“the true gentleman”]
most of australian films are shit and not worth seeing. honestly i would rather watch a film by michael bay than an australian film.

i think it’s the accent you just can’t take it seriously.



ps. i come from the land down under, were women blow and men thunder
[/quote]

i hate Australians who hate Australian accents.


#18

I’m not exactly well acquainted with Australian cinema, but I also wonder why it isn’t bigger. I can’t believe that out of all the Australian celebrities that someone like Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, or Russell Crowe doesn’t take a little money back to their home country in order to glorify it in film and maybe encourage a movement. Its a beautiful country…well, technically 90% of it apparently sucks ass, but the coast is beautiful and should certainly be a diserable setting for a lot of kick ass movies.


#19

Well, 90 percent or so of it is desert basically, so it aint too bad if you want to make films in the desert like Mad Max. But it does strike me as weird that we are seemingly beyond saving.


#20

i fucking hate the desert im a winter person and i live in Australia… incidentally i still havnt seen this film Angel and his friends saw it without me… :frowning: