Thursday, June 01, 2006

Australian Film Industry - part 2

Further thoughts on the Aussie film industry ...

I mentioned in my earlier post that it's not all necessarily bad - plenty of Aussie actors, directors, cinematographers etc are out there competing on the world stage and getting all the accolades.

Of course, the problem is that while our talent is being well used, not many "Australian" stories are being told on the big screen. Our actors are getting excellent roles, huge accolades and massive pay packets, but usually with an American accent (though I did notice that Russell Crowe's Maximus still retained a distinctly Aussie accent). And their fees end up being so high that the local, small budget productions can no longer afford the big stars.

The Herald ran a blog about this earlier this week: where's our modern Aussie big screen heroes, our Crocodile Dundee of the new millenium, our distinctively Aussie characters and stories?


At 11:37 pm, Blogger David said...

not on the big screen much... but... KATH & KIM!!!


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