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Directors Mind If We Call You Bruce? The Australian Movie Tournament

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Brook K, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    Standard rules, yada, yada. Unlimited nom's and 3 2nd's.

    I think this is the first time I've done one of these so any inconsistencies, mistakes or problems will be blamed on someone else.

    Films In The Tournament:
    Picnic At Hanging Rock
    The Last Wave
    The Road Warrior
    Gallipoli


    Eliminated
    The Year Of Living Dangerously
    Two Hands
    The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
    Proof
    Walkabout
    Dead Calm
    Babe 2: Pig In The City
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    Breaker Morant
    Babe
    Lantana
    The Devil's Playground
    Mad Max
    Rabbit-Proof Fence
    Strictly Ballroom
     
  2. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Well-Known Member

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    Breaker Morant
    Whale Rider (New Zealand)
    Lantana
    The Piano (New Zealand)
    Strictly Ballroom
    Muriel's Wedding
     
  3. Bill McA

    Bill McA Well-Known Member

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    Brook's in the big leagues now! [​IMG]

    Nominate:

    The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
    The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
    The Devil's Playground
    The Goddess of 1967
    Babe: Pig in the City
    Flirting
    Careful, He Might Hear You
    Proof
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    The Year of Living Dangerously
    Map of the Human Heart
    Shame
    Man of Flowers
    Sweetie
    The Heartbreak Kid
    Children of the Revolution
    Floating Life
    Mad Dog Morgan
    Strange Behaviour
    The Pirate Movie
    [​IMG] (so bad, it's good)
    Romper Stomper
    Sirens


    and Once Were Warriors if you're including films from New Zealand
     
  4. Nick Sievers

    Nick Sievers Well-Known Member

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    This is weird, at the start of the week some work colleagues and myself came up with our list of 10 favorite Aussie films.

    Seconds:

    Strictly Ballroom
    The Devil's Playground
    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    Nomations:

    Chopper
    The Dish
    The Castle
    Stone
    Two Hands
    Babe

    and if it is eligible, Moulin Rouge!. Filmed in Australia, by an Australian crew, with mostly Australian actors. But funded by 20th Century Fox (which is owned by Murdoch [​IMG])
     
  5. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    No, New Zealand films are not admissable. Not interested in the best Australian film coming down to Fellowship vs. Return of the King. [​IMG]

    I'll have to think on Moulin Rouge. Consider it in for now.

    Thanks Bill, I've seen exactly ONE of the films you nominated. I've always meant to see The Year Of Living Dangerously and Breaker Morant and never gotten around to it.

    I'll go ahead and add: Lantana, Babe, and Babe 2
     
  6. Brian Kissinger

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    Crocodile Dundee is gonna take this whole thing!
     
  7. Jim_K

    Jim_K Well-Known Member

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    Nominate

    Dead Calm

    2nd

    The Year Of Living Dangerously
    Breaker Morant
    The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
     
  8. SteveGon

    SteveGon Well-Known Member

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    I'll second Proof.
     
  9. Bill McA

    Bill McA Well-Known Member

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    I'll 2nd Dead Calm and Two Hands!
     
  10. Brook K

    Brook K Well-Known Member

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    Ok, before this dies a quick and easy death, let's start the voting:

    I'll go ahead and throw the last 3 in as wild cards

    Wild Card Round

    The Year of Living Dangerously
    vs.
    Proof

    Breaker Morant
    vs.
    Two Hands

    Dead Calm
    vs.
    The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey
     
  11. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    After having lived in Oz for five years, I find that I still must:

    abstain X 3
     
  12. Bill McA

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    Proof
    Breaker Morant
    The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey



    I guess hardly anyone has seen an Australian movie [​IMG]
     
  13. Angelo.M

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    breaker morant
     
  14. Jim_K

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    abstain - no Proof

    abstain - no Two Hands, tho' Breaker Morant is one of the better Aussie films I've seen

    Dead Calm by a hair
     
  15. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Well-Known Member

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    I’ve actually seen quite a few, but I knew going in that there would be no point in nominating ones that were not much known here.

    Unfortunately, I’ve not seen all of the well-known ones.
     
  16. Jay E

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    Proof
    Breaker Morant
    Dead Calm
    (Not a big fan of the Navigator)
     
  17. Nick Sievers

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    Haven't seen Proof
    Breaker Morant
    Haven't seen The Navigator
     
  18. Scott Weinberg

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    Nobody nominated Razorback? [​IMG]
     
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    I'll second Razorback [​IMG]
     
  20. Bill McA

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    Give it a shot Lew, we might surprise you [​IMG]
     

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