Australian Film History

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Australian Film History

Beginning in the 1970s there was a resurgence of the motion picture industry, and films produced in Australia, dealing with Australian themes, such as 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' (1975) by Australian director Peter Weir, attracted audiences throughout the world. Romanticized accounts of life in the Australian bush proved successful at home and overseas, as films such as 'The Man From Snowy River' (1982) and 'Crocodile Dundee' (1986) enjoyed great success. More recently, 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert', 'The Dish', 'The Castle' and 'Rabbit-Proof Fence', the opening of Fox Studios in Sydney, and the high profile of Australian actors at the moment continues to place the Australian film industry in high regard internationally.



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