Australia’s audiovisual heritage online
July 18, 2007 8:17 AM   Subscribe

australianscreen launched today. You can view clips from Australian feature films, documentaries, TV programs, shorts, home movies, newsreels, advertisements, other historical footage, and sponsored films produced over the last 100 years, with curators’ notes and other information about each title. [via Margaret and David]
posted by tellurian (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
One of my favorite Aussie movies is Picnic at Hanging Rock, beautiful and eerie.

Very nice post, tellurian.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:31 AM on July 18, 2007

Nothing at ALL for The Paul Hogan Show? I mean come on, the very program that launched the "Crocodile Dundee" actor into stardom, and was almost the only Australian TV show that Americans saw in the 1980s? Pftht. Well, YouTube to the rescue. I used to enjoy watching it in Tucson in the early 1980s where it followed the Benny Hill Show.
posted by rolypolyman at 8:39 AM on July 18, 2007

Early days I assume rolypolyman.
"The site currently contains 1,474 clips from 564 film and television titles, and is constantly being added to."
Catering to American views of Australia via Paul Hogan and his sidekick Strop, may be low on the agenda, along with those that watched Alfred Hawthorn Hill.
posted by tellurian at 9:33 AM on July 18, 2007

This is great, just watched Mad Max this week. Thanks :)
posted by bullitt 5 at 10:32 AM on July 18, 2007

Yahoo Serious Film Festival?
posted by infinitywaltz at 11:34 AM on July 18, 2007

Where's BabaKiueria?
posted by Creosote at 4:33 PM on July 18, 2007

They tease us with clips....

Then they say we might be able to borrow the movie from the NSFA if we want to watch the whole thing.

Can't they offer the movie on some service like Google for a fee in case some of the clips capture our interest?

Sure I've always wanted to visit Australia, but I'm not flying there just to watch a movie.
posted by eye of newt at 8:37 PM on July 18, 2007

I wonder if this is a first. A post to the blue before a post on the projects page. Heh.
(good post btw)
posted by peacay at 7:48 PM on July 19, 2007

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