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Friday, 6 February 2015

The Best Australian Films Ever made


Margaret Pomeranz has recently gone into print nominating her best ten Australian movies of all time. You can find her selection at http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/australia-day-2015-margaret-pomeranzs-top-10-australian-films-20150126-12y1db.html. I cant say I agree with it without telling you mine. Not restricting myself to ten made it easier, especially as it allows for the inclusion of a couple of films not of feature length.  (In Alphabetical order).
BeDevil (Tracy Moffatt, 1993), Bolero (Albie Thoms, 1967), Bonjour Balwyn (Nigel Buesst, 1969), The Boys (Rowan Woods, 1998), Charlie's Country (Rolf De Heer, 2014), The Devil’s Playground (Fred Schepisi, 1976), Heat Wave (Philip Noyce, 1982), Journey to the End of Night (Peter Tammer, 1982), Mad Max 2 (George Miller, 1981), Moving Out (Michael Pattinson, 1983), Night Cries; A Rural Tragedy (Tracey Moffatt, 1990), Out of It (Ken Cameron, 1977), Palm Beach (Albie Thoms, 1979), Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975), The Sentimental Bloke (Raymond Longford, 1919), Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton, 2009), Sons of Mathew (Charles Chauvel, 1949), Sweetie (Jane Campion, 1989), Ten Canoes (Rolf De Heer, 2006), Toomelah (Ivan Sen, 2011), The Year My Voice Broke (John Duigan, 1987).
Anyone who wants to send I a list can do so direct to me at geofg2@bigpond.com or via the Comments button below
.I've been asked about Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971) and Walkabout (Nicholas Roeg, 1971), possibly the two greatest films ever made in and about Australia. I just have a bit of trouble accepting them as Australian films given they both were made by visitors, used foreign stars and scripts and were financed by outsiders.

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