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PostSubject: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:26 pm

Glad you guys are still hanging around! now that we've rebranded this wonderful little site (yeah, I know, it still looks like hell, it'll get fixed), figure I'd start with a "drive-in movie" suggestion.

or rather, a documentary on drive-in movie suggestion.

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Easily on of THE most entertaining documentaries that I've ever watched on the film industry. It's all about "OZ-Ploitation", the Australian exploitation scene of the 70's and 80's and it's a GRAND time.

If you like boobs, beer, gore, homicidal bike gangs, wild boars...or a dude named "Max". You need to check this out.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:27 pm

...and while we're at it.

What is YOUR favorite Australian movie, oz-ploitation or not?

I'll post mine a little later.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:00 am

Mad Max is still one of my favorite movies, all beware the TOE CUTTER!

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:26 am

Yep! Mad Max!
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:06 am

You guys need to rent RAZORBACK sometime.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:05 pm

Mad Max...
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:42 pm

my favorite Australian film in recent years is a comedy, one that I've watched about 4 times and enjoyed it more each time:

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Incredibly funny movie, takes WAY more chances than your average American comedy (secretary masturbating at her desk at work, stuff like that). But it's heart is in the right place.

Brilliant, funny and actually rather sweet.

Plus, Rose Byrne is in it and she's my favorite actress (acting, not look) right now.

Highly recommended by Mr. D.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:17 am

I'm actually not big on Mad Max; it deserves all the credit it gets but for an Aussie film it didn't grab me like it did many.

Aussie cinema of the past was almost eerie in its calm. You had your ozploitation, which was also a different beast than say the Italian or US counterparts, but there was also a good display of dramas and thrillers that had a disturbing subtlety that really keeps me engaged and mystified at the same time. Peter Weir, for instance, is one of my favorite filmmakers, and he has this style nailed down. I suppose Picnic at Hanging Rock may be my favorite, although I really enjoy Peter Collinson's The Earthling featuring a final and powerful performance by William Holden. Other notable entries: Nicholas Roeg's "Walkabout," Ted Kotcheff's "Wake in Fright," the other George Miller's "Man from Snowy River," "Gallipoli (also by Weir)," Colin Eggleston's "Long Weekend," and of course Patrick Very Happy.

I'm in love with Australian cinema and anything featuring the Outback. Of course they still churn out crap like Roger Christian's "Starship" and Russell Muchalay's "Razorback." On a related note, Baz Luhrmann's "Australia" was pure shit; I couldn't even make it through half of that bloated garbage.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:45 am

You need to watch The Rage in Placid Lake. Hell, I want to see it again now that this thread has been revived.


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PostSubject: Re: Welcome to "the Drive-In"   Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:29 am

S.D. wrote:
You need to watch The Rage in Placid Lake.  Hell, I want to see it again now that this thread has been revived.  


I saw the first half of it last night (full movie available on YouTube, albeit the quality sucks). I was busting up and really held my interest. Sadly it was my wife's night for TV, so I had to sacrifice it when she got home. I really wanna finish it. Great characters (with great accents no less).
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