Movie Australia (2008)

Watched 20110129 (McNaughton Plan from Eisenhower Library) Turned on English subtitles about halfway into the movie.
Australia (2008) Baz Luhrmann. 165 min

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This movie was all over the place in a bad way. The first half of the movie is exciting. But then it resolves the primary issue only to linger on and open up new issues. The movie Casino Royale (2006) had, to a lesser extent, the same problem. The beginning of the film also had this uplifting and humorous atmosphere. Whereas the film changes direction and becomes serious towards the end. Personally, I started getting bored towards the end.

Overall, the movie was okay.

I realized not too long ago that I prefer watching story-driven movies and thus when this movie lost a concrete drive, I began to lose interest.

Instant Comments:
Haha. Welcome to Australia!
Lol. Beautiful kangaroos.
Haha, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

Library Information: (McNaughton Plan)
Australia [videorecording] / Twentieth Century Fox ; produced by Baz Luhrmann, G. Mac Brown, Catherine Knapman ; story by Baz Luhrmann ; screenplay by Baz Luhrmann & Stuart Beattie & Ronald Harwood & Richard Flanagan ; directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Cattle drives -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Australia -- Drama.
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2009.
0009537562 :
1 videodisc (165 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
14-19. Brodart
9-12. Brodart
Soundtrack in English, French, or Spanish; subtitles in English or Spanish.
Dual layer DVD; English, French, Spanish 5.1 Dolby surround; NTSC 1; widescreen (2.35:1).
Kidman, Nicole, 1967-
Jackman, Hugh.
Wenham, David, 1965-
Brown, Bryan, 1947-
Thompson, Jack, 1940-
Luhrmann, Baz.
Brown, G. Mac, 1957-
Knapman, Catherine.
Beattie, Stuart.
Harwood, Ronald, 1934-
Flanagan, Richard.
Hirschfelder, David.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation.
Director of photography, Mandy Walker ; film editors, Dody Dorn, Michael McCusker ; original music by David Hirschfelder.
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Bryan Brown, Jack Thompson, David Gulpilil.
Control No.:
An English aristocrat inherits a ranch in Australia, and a cattle driver helps protect her property from cattle barons. They attempt to herd the cattle across the Australian outback and they are witnesses to the bombing of Darwin by Janpanese forces, who had just bombed Pearl Harbor.

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