Comparing and Contrasting the Australian Films, "Crocodile Dundee" and "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert"

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Crocodile Dundee (1986) directed by Peter Faiman and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) directed by Stephan Elliott are two Australian films that have unique plots. The expositions of both films have various similarities and differences in the context of quirky ‘Aussie’ characters, stereotypical Australian language, themes and the vast outback setting. The exposition of each film reaffirms typical Australian stereotypes.
The Australia Outback is portrayed in films as vast and red. Of Course Australia is not completely this description. In the film, Crocodile Dundee, Sue Charlton (heroine character) is a New York journalist visiting Sydney. The Irony is the complete contrast between the desert landscape, shown as a
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Both films share a commonality of the portrayal of the beauty of the landscape of Australia.
Australian characters are stereotypically ‘quirky’. Michael J. (Mick) ‘Crocodile Dundee’ is a typical Australian film hero. He is perceived to be reckless, brave and flawless. “More like a love bite really.” Quoted when asked about how he was attacked. ‘Sheila’s’ play an important role in both films. Portrayed with obvious masculinity, lacking hygiene and careless in regards to interest in appearance. In Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a ‘sheila’ confronts Bernadette in the pub “Shirley: Well! Look what the cat dragged in! What have we got here, eh? A couple of showgirls, have we? Where did you ladies come in from? Uranus? Bernadette: [to the Bartender] Could I please have a Stoli... Shirley: No! Ya can’t have! Ya can’t have nothing! We’ve got nothing here for people like you! Nothin!” (Source: Shirley portrays the types of qualities ‘sheilas’ are perceived to have. The Drag Queens seem completely opposite to her and Sue in Crocodile Dundee seems to posses the
The main component of the language in both films is swearing and Australian slang. Swearing “bull shit” Slang “Mate”“You being a sheila and all.” Unfinished sentences “Good one Skippy.” Typical Aussie Stereotype Mick (Crocodile

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