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TallGeekyGirl 20 January 2017 02:10 PM

New streaming service only has Australian films in its catalogue
 
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Australia's film industry is by no means as large like other English-speaking countries, but its movies does win on unique charm, we'd say.
http://mashable.com/2017/01/20/ozfli...ilm-streaming/

Pudding Crawl 20 January 2017 03:07 PM

'by no means as large like'
'its movies does win'
'suggest a gander of'

'Unique charm' and being able to string together a coherent sentence, maybe?

mbravo 20 January 2017 08:39 PM

The folks at mashable had too much whiskee in their coffy, Pudding Crawl!

ASL 20 January 2017 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Pudding Crawl (Post 1939754)
'by no means as large like'
'its movies does win'
'suggest a gander of'

'Unique charm' and being able to string together a coherent sentence, maybe?

Those are all perfectly cromulent Australian English phrases.

WildaBeast 20 January 2017 11:03 PM

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While you'd probably think of obvious Aussie film selections like Crocodile Dundee, The Castle or Muriel's Wedding
Actually, no, I didn't think of any of those. I thought of Mad Max, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and Young Einstein.

I actually never really thought of Crocodile Dundee as Australian since much of it is set in New York. Wikipedia calls it Australian-American.

ASL 20 January 2017 11:18 PM

And let's not forget Breaker Morant.

Jusenkyo no Pikachu 20 January 2017 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by ASL (Post 1939780)
Those are all perfectly cromulent Australian English phrases.

Really? I would have said "a gander at."

me, no really 20 January 2017 11:54 PM

I always think of The Dish as a classic Aussie movie

TallGeekyGirl 20 January 2017 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by WildaBeast (Post 1939784)
I actually never really thought of Crocodile Dundee as Australian since much of it is set in New York. Wikipedia calls it Australian-American.

Maybe the sequel, which takes place mostly in Oz and shows off the bush country and Croc's survival skills?

A film I thought of was The Earthling, with William Holden and Ricky Schroeder. I saw that on HBO as a young teen and I rather enjoyed it. It was Holden's last film.

And if they put Dot and the Kangaroo on there, a whole new generation of children can be terrified out of their wits by the Bunyip Song! :eek:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtrYO-Mog60


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