(Closed) Aussie brides, I need your help!

posted 5 years ago in Australia
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Omgbunnies:  I’m not sure whether any of these films are entirely accurate in capturing contemporary Australian society (there’s a fair few stereotypes), but they’re great films nonetheless.

– The Castle

– Muriel’s Wedding

– Priscilla Queen of the Desert

– Australia

– Strictly Ballroom

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@Omgbunnies:  I’m laughing, but probably The Castle…

Def not Snowtown or Wolfcreek….

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

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Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I don’t know thy I’ve ever seen an australian movie that wasn’t full of stereotypes or that only looked at one very niche subculture. the castle does show a lot about Australian values etc though…

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

As much as I love The Castle I don’t know that it’s what business people to Australia could expect to encounter here (other than some of the lines/phrases from it!), depending on who they are socialising or working with I guess.  My migrant friends who have watched it also said they were glad they waited a few years after having moved to Australia in order to understand and ‘get’ the Australian humour in the movie as well. 

 

I can’t really think of any other movie though that really depicts modern cultural life here sorry…Maybe something more modern though that has been recently released and depicts city life if that is where the visitors would be going. Any Questions for Ben etc.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

This is a hard one!  Australia from a few years back with Hugh Jackman could do it?  Maybe?

 

I’d also recommend The Saphires as a great aussie movie, but it’s historical, so maybe not too relevent.  Are they going to cities?  or the bush?

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Omgbunnies:  Quite frankly I don;t think any feature movie should be looked at as “expect this” for any culture, since movies never really depict real life.  Seems like a silly assignment.  Can you choose a documentary.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Omgbunnies:  

I am a Film and Drama teacher.

I agree at The Castle is a great (if a bit stereotyped example) of Australian culture but it was released in 1997 so is a bit dated.

 

Australia hosts Tropfest, the worlds best and biggest short film festival.  Kitchen Sink Drama was a finalist in 2012 and is a very funny example of Australian humour and the way some everyday couples (mis) communicate.  See below (duration- 5 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPpXjNeDZvY

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Nic01:  Hahaha Snowtown came to mind when I was thinking about this too! Such a creepy film.

I actually think The Castle says a lot about Australian values and society. We watched it in first year constitutional law class at law school!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Red dog or Australia. I LOVE those movies!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Housos >.<

No not really!

Its hard to sum it up in one film – we are so diverse, thats the great thing about Australia. We are a melting pot of culture.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@peonyinparis:  Funy story My actual GP plays the the Doctor in the film. It freaked me out too much. I changed GP’s lol. Fiance still goes to him…weird…

@Lovemelovemyhorses:  I got a chance to meet red dog at the show last year, but ithink he’s passed away now.

I really don’t think there is 1 film that depcits australia as a whole. Way too diverse!

Although i still think the castle should be THE movie. 🙂

 

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