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40,000 years of dreaming 

Australian born film maker George (Mad Max) Miller offers a personal view of Australian films. He suggests that they can be regarded as visual music, public dreaming, mythology, and ... See full summary »

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George Miller

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George Miller
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Episode credited cast:
Harvey Adams Harvey Adams ... Jarms (archive footage)
Elizabeth Alexander ... Petra Graf (archive footage)
Dorothy Alison ... Rose O'Riordan (archive footage)
Jack Allen Jack Allen ... Fat Man in Bar (archive footage)
Ronnie Ansell Ronnie Ansell ... Ronnie (archive footage)
Bert Bailey Bert Bailey ... Dad Rudd (archive footage)
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Col. Ian 'Johnny' Hamilton (archive footage)
Ray Barrett ... Farrell (archive footage)
Franklyn Bennett Franklyn Bennett ... James Morrison (archive footage)
Clive Bennington Clive Bennington ... English Officer 1 (archive footage)
Paul Bertram Paul Bertram ... Curly (archive footage)
Graeme Blundell ... Westy (archive footage)
Gary Bond ... John Grant (archive footage)
Frank Bradley Frank Bradley ... Jim McBride (archive footage)
Bryan Brown ... Lt. Peter Handcock (archive footage)
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Australian born film maker George (Mad Max) Miller offers a personal view of Australian films. He suggests that they can be regarded as visual music, public dreaming, mythology, and song-lines. In extrapolating the idea of movies as song-lines he examines feature films under the following categories : songs of the land ; the bushman ; the convicts ; the bush-rangers ; mates and larrikins ; the digger ; pommy bashing ; the sheilas ; gays ; the wogs ; blackfellas ; urban subversion. He then concludes that these films can be thought of as "Hymns that sing of Australia". Written by Simon Hart

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Australia | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1999 (France) See more »

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100 ans de cinéma: 100 ans de cinéma australien - 40 000 ans de rêve See more »

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Australia

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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History of Australian Film by a Great Director...
14 December 2003 | by quo37See all my reviews

...but maybe my expectations were too high.

It begins wonderfully with a great sense of visual style and the promise of an interesting structure but the problem is that Director/Host George Miller (Mad Max, Babe: Pig in the City) just isn't a great on-camera presence and his overview begins to d..r..a..g...

I saw this on a tape paired with a Sam Neill-directed doc about New Zealand film and to my great surprise I thought Neill's film was better, so maybe this suffers in comparison.

Still, this is a good film on the subject, just not the great one I was hoping for.


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