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Did anyone catch The Code last night?

 

 

Definitely a lot darker than the first season!!!!!

 

 

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@Gieseler Audio  finished the first season of The Code last night and we both enjoyed it very much, thanks for the advice and after DVP's comment, am looking forward to beginning the second.

 

Some big name Aussies in there and I reckon Aaron Pederson would be sick of wearing copper uniforms by now, haha.

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Oh yes, Anthony Lapaglia is in it.

Awesome as always, but I just wish they'd stop making him do accents.

 

Much like Liam Neeson.......

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Just watched Goldstone, was a bit worried that it might have been an agenda/statement-fest at first but by halfway a solid story was unfolding and I enjoyed the movie.

 

Such gorgeous outback footage (shot from a  drone?) and the usual brilliance from Pedersen.

 

Not a patch on Mystery Road IMO but worth a look for sure.

 

 

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Jack Irish Series 2, utterly fantastic and a must-see.

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I watch anything Guy Pearce is in since Two Hands and Momento. 

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Enjoyed 'The Cry', well worth a look, took a little while to get going but worth the wait. Not strictly Oz (BBC) but made here.

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On 11/02/2019 at 1:34 PM, Darren69 said:

Enjoyed 'The Cry', well worth a look, took a little while to get going but worth the wait. Not strictly Oz (BBC) but made here.

I found it rather sluggish and convoluted at times.. 

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On 21/02/2016 at 9:16 AM, Darren69 said:

I do love my Aussie flicks, love the haunting landscape that can sometimes be the starring character and the surreal feel that a lot of them seem to have, usually with no neat and tidy ending to tuck you in with cos life is rarely like that.

 

This is what you stated in the very first post of this thread. I fully concur. I am a huge devotee of our small but vibrant industry so much so that I have been on a nostalgia trip looking for lost Aussie gems. I have found several that fit that category. Bliss (1985) The Fortress (1985) Ghosts Of the Civil Dead (1988) The Picture Show Man (1977) Malcolm (1986) Fair Game (1986). 

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2 minutes ago, cultfilman said:

This is what you stated in the very first post of this thread. I fully concur. I am a huge devotee of our small but vibrant industry so much so that I have been on a nostalgia trip looking for lost Aussie gems. I have found several that you and others here may not have seen or even been aware of. I rate all of them loftily for their originality mostly tho all are low budget. The list I have uncovered is Bliss (1985) The Fortress (1985) Ghosts Of the Civil Dead (1988) The Picture Show Man (1977) Malcolm (1986) Fair Game (1986). 

Might crack out 'Running On Empty' on the weekend.

 

Might even revisit my youth with 'The Pirate Movie' :D 

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No mention of Tank Girl or Croc Dundee?

 

Sorry, I'll get my coat.

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I like The Slap and some episodes of Redfern Now. [emoji16]

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Hey Guys.

 

I watched 'They're a Weird Mob' last night for the first time. 

 

Made in Sydney in 1966, a story of an Italian immigrant arriving in Australia.  Produced and directed by an Englishman, Michael Powell, who was required to bring the 'weird' Australian way of life to the worlds' cinemas.  Starring a very talented Italian actor, Walter Chiari, and a host of talented Aussies including Chips Rafferty, John Mellion and a beautiful Clare Dunne.

 

Using locations only (no studio sets), the city of Sydney is used as a character in its own right.  Filmed in colour too.

 

I was born in 1967, and it was a cool look at Sydney and Australian life from that time.

 

Thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Ant.

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On ‎1‎/‎05‎/‎2019 at 5:18 PM, BuzzzFuzzz said:

 

Hey Guys.

 

I watched 'They're a Weird Mob' last night for the first time. 

 

Made in Sydney in 1966, a story of an Italian immigrant arriving in Australia.  Produced and directed by an Englishman, Michael Powell, who was required to bring the 'weird' Australian way of life to the worlds' cinemas.  Starring a very talented Italian actor, Walter Chiari, and a host of talented Aussies including Chips Rafferty, John Mellion and a beautiful Clare Dunne.

 

Using locations only (no studio sets), the city of Sydney is used as a character in its own right.  Filmed in colour too.

 

I was born in 1967, and it was a cool look at Sydney and Australian life from that time.

 

Thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Ant.

A great decade mate, just snuck in as a 69-er. :) 

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On 01/05/2019 at 5:18 PM, BuzzzFuzzz said:

Using locations only (no studio sets), the city of Sydney is used as a character in its own right.  Filmed in colour too.

I seem to recall a documentary about the making of the movie where there was one set. I think it was the scene in the house with a view of the harbour. The corner of the lounge and the windows were all there was. When the documentary camera panned back you could see that there was bush all around and just the corner (with windows, carpet, furniture etc) and the film equipment.

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On 01/05/2019 at 3:18 PM, BuzzzFuzzz said:

I watched 'They're a Weird Mob' last night for the first time. 

Watched it a couple of a weeks ago, what a classic

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Anyone watch Wolf Creek the series. Mick Taylor is how I envisage Ivan Milat.

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Watched Bloom last week.

I agree with this critique.

 Bloom lacks some finesse, but it's a really engaging series with a gripping and thoughtful premise that you'll want to see through to the end.

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Revisited an early Russell Crowe in Romper Stomper, how quickly you forget what Melbourne's west was like in the 1990s

 

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How about Peter Weir's The Last Wave ?

 

I saw it a few years ago and was very surprised at the (superior) filmaking craft. It did not seem like a movie shot in the 70's.

Its watchable today, which is not something I would say for most 70's films.

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076299/

 

 

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