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15 OZPLOITATION films (Australian Cinema in the 70’s)

Sandro Forte for Cinetalk.net

Cinema was around in Australia almost since the beginning with various phases leading to a near extinction by the 1960’s. But under new government rules and funding, at the beginning of the 1970’s (and following the introduction of the R Rating in 1971), the ‘Australian New wave’ was born with its little cousin the… 196 more words

Genre & Cult

Why do we have such strong assumptions on Australian media

What are the key assumptions surrounding the production of Australian content?

Being an Australian, we are always compared to the televised streotypes that impinge on our culture and it seems that our culture is the most exaggerated. 541 more words

Alvin Purple (1973)

Actor Graeme Blundell made something of a name for himself, by appearing in a few Australian softcore sex comedies of the seventies. Along with Pacific Banana… 1,543 more words


Teacher, I need you: The Heartbreak Kid (1993)

In early 1995, I had a VCR in my own bedroom. For a brief period of time, I could watch videocassettes in glorious solitude, either lying in bed or at my desk as I completed homework tasks. 633 more words

Ozploitation: Crazy, Crude and a Recipe for Success

The Australian film industry has long been characterised by periods of either boom or bust (Ryan 2012). Perhaps the most significant ‘boom’ period for Australian cinema was during the 10BA tax incentive during the 1980’s. 607 more words

Australian Film

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Peter Weir’s 1975 film Picnic at Hanging Rock shows the fragility of civilisation. Both the film and Joan Lindsay’s eponymous novel (1967), on which the film is based, suggest that beneath the thin veneer of civilisation in general, and the British civilisation in particular, there exists a volcano of emotions and irrational urges, ready to erupt any time. 2,101 more words

Mad Max Fury Road

The aesthetics of the film Mad Max Fury Road is undeniable. The picturesque Australian desert with blue sky’s offers a beautiful landscape that’s very nice to look at. 262 more words