Australia Film Analysis

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Good morning/afternoon, ladies and gentlemen of the Australian Film festival selection panel for 2016, I present to you an amazing and accurate representation of Australian culture and community, the film directed by Baz Luhrmann, Australia. The film Australia was set in 1939, Lady Sarah Ashley played by Nicole Kidman travels from Britain to Australia to meet her husband Maitland Ashley played by Anton Monsted in northern Australia as the business is failing at Faraway Downs Farm. Maitland sent his Drover played by Hugh Jackman to collect Sarah from the city of Darwin and take her to the farm; however, when they reach Faraway Downs Farm, she finds Maitland was murdered. Sarah becomes friends with Nullah played by Brandon Walters an Indigenous …show more content…
Lady Ashley fires Fletcher and his crew and together with the Drover, Nullah and a group of loyal employees, they ride together to take the cattle to supply the army and win a tender in times of war. But the ambitious Fletcher has other intentions and uses Nullah to press Lady Ashley. As Nullah is kidnapped and taken to Mission Island Lady Ashley and Drover fight to save his life and the other Indigenous half-casts. Australia is set and filmed in the town of Darwin during World War ||, Australia should be included in the International film festival as it supports the key representations and cultures of Australian Indigenous people due to the stolen generation and this also follows the key ideals of Mateship throughout tough times. Furthermore Australia should be included in the film festival as the landscape is a clear and accurate representation of Australia. This all links back to the …show more content…
Mateship is showcased in numerous ways throughout the film by; Drover’s loyal friendship with the Indigenous and the mateship seen after the bombing in Darwin as the community of British and Indigenous come together and help free the survivors. Mateship is shown throughout the whole film, and is seen as a major representation. This can be seen in one of the first scenes when the Drover walks into a bar and is told to leave because he is associated with ‘black people’. This starts a big brawl which shows Hugh Jackman’s character representing the ideals of mateship. After the bombing at Darwin the Drover travels to Mission Island to save Nullah, whilst this is happening on the main land an Indigenous Australian helped save someone from under a building showing that even if they miss treat him he will still help. This provoked a form of mateship throughout the community as everyone bands together and saves the trapped. On Mission Island the Drover is saving the half-casts with a full-blooded Indigenous, this Indigenous risks his life for the half-casts and dies in the hands of the Japanese. Since the Indigenous man risked his life the half-casts have returned to the main land and are welcome on the vehicles filled with the British. In the film mateship was portrayed with the help camera angles. Camera angles intensify mateship using the technique of

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