The ‘Australia’ film – why did some people hate it and so many people love it?

April 17th, 2009

The huge gulf between those who loved & those who hated Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Australia’ is best explained by reading the comments from the general public on some of the film forums, such as Nine MSN’s ‘Your Movies’. The comments on this blog illustrate two great things – a) most Australians think for themselves rather than […]

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Baz Luhrmann’s Australia Movie sales figures

April 7th, 2009

Baz Luhrmann’s Australia film grossed $206 million USD at theatre box offices in the first five months. In just one month, in the U.S., 2 million ‘Australia’ DVDs sold – which is 80% of what 20th Century Fox expected to sell in total. It’s good to see the public making their own minds up, rather […]

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‘Australia’ movie available on DVD in Australia now

March 26th, 2009

The DVD of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Australia’ movie was available for sale on Thursday 26 March, in ‘Sanity’ music shops, 1 week earlier than had been publicised.

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‘Australia’ film released on DVD and Blue Ray in the U.S. & Australia, March 2009

March 5th, 2009

On March 3rd ‘Australia’ the movie was released on DVD and Blue Ray in the U.S. Disappointingly, apparently the DVD only includes 2 scenes that were not included in the completed film, although more extras are included on Blue Ray. This sounds like a massive missed opportunity – I know a truckload of top quality […]

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‘Australia’ Film Travel

February 6th, 2009

Travelling to the locations where ‘Australia’ was filmed ‘Strickland House’ – heritage listed property in Vaucluse, Eastern Sydney, NSW: Built in the 1850s, Strickland House was owned by William Charles Wentworth and originally called ‘Carrara’. The extensive grounds include a two-storey coachhouse and stables. It is registered by the National Trust and publicly owned. Strickland […]

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‘Australia’ (the film)

January 28th, 2009

Baz Luhrmann was quoted as saying he didn’t make films for critics, he made them for audiences. (So if a film was good, word-of-mouth would eventually get people in to see it – regardless of what was published in the press.) More than 3 million Australians, out of a population of just 21.2 million, have […]

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‘Australia’ the film – responding to the critics

December 1st, 2008

The internet is now overflowing with articles written by film critics and journalists, full of innacurate information in regard to the film ‘Australia’. These are people who have supposedly viewed the film, yet they have made basic errors with the plot, geography, historical facts, etc. Unfortunately most people won’t pick up on the errors, unless […]

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‘Australia’ the film opened today (26th Nov)

November 26th, 2008

The film ‘Australia’ opened to the general public today. Wow what a film – fabulous scenery, excellent cinemaphotography, a great story (actually, more than one story), sad scenes (especially the row of little boy’s shoes) and best of all a great laugh. Well worth the 2 hours 45 minutes. I can’t believe that people have […]

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Updates to the ‘Australia’ film page

November 17th, 2008

Updates to the ‘Australia’ film page include: When was ‘Australia’ filmed?, Where was ‘Australia’ filmed? Who are the actors in the film ‘Australia’ and what characters do they play? What is the story of the ‘Australia’ film? A full summary of the release dates for the film ‘Australia’ has been added too. Detailed, first-hand (i.e. […]

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World premieres of the movie ‘Australia’

November 16th, 2008

The ‘Australia’ movie publicity machine is in overdrive, with news of some sort appearing in the media every day now – from huge ‘Australia’ movie billboards appearing in L.A. (true), to pretend panic that Baz Luhrmann wouldn’t have the film finished in time, or that he was forced to change the ending (false). The movie […]

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