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1st Nov '12 6:45:18 AM igordebraga
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* And LandDownUnder is the portrayal of Australia in media.
18th Jul '12 1:38:47 PM MarkLungo
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/australia_movie.jpg[[caption-width:300:The longest tourism commercial ever.]]

''For those interested in the country itself, you may wish to try TV Tropes' [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australia: Useful Notes]], LandDownUnder, or [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SearchWiki?text=Australia&pagename=Main%2FSearchWiki view the search results for "Australia"]].''

Set in the Northern Territory of the 1940s, ''Australia'' centers around the lives of the English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley (NicoleKidman), a half-Aboriginal boy, Nulla, and an Australian [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep known only by his occupation]]: Drover (HughJackman). The trio, accompanied by friends, attempt to drove the herd of 2,000 cattle from the property to the army's meat ship in Darwin. The town, port and the island that Nulla was shipped to when Australia would send Aboriginal children to Christian Missions is subsequently bombed by the Japanese.

Did we mention that it's not only called Australia and set in Australia, but stars Australians, was directed by an Australian, funded by an Australian (albeit one with US citizenship), written by several Australians, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment filmed in Australia]] and premiered in [[OverlyLongGag Australia]]. [-[[MemeticMutation In AUSTRALIA!]]-] [[hottip:* :(and as Hugh Jackman told in the Oscars, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Terhj8mjPwY everything is being downsized due to the recession. For example, next year I'll be starring in a film called ''New Zealand''."]]

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!!This movie has examples of:

* ActorAllusion - In a possibly unintentional one, David Wenham plays a completely evil bastard named Fletcher, just like in ''TheProposition''.
* AnyoneCanDie - A total of ''six'' plot-important characters die throughout the course of the movie. Seven if you count [[spoiler: Drover's dog]].
* [[AreWeThereYet Are We There Yet?]] - "How long till we reach Faraway Downs?"
* YouFailHistoryForever
* AustralianAccent - Well, yes.
* AwesomeAussie - The Drover; at least, that's what his character is ''supposed'' to be.
* CattleDrive - Of epic proportions
* ChekhovsGun - The prelude notes about how Australia sent Half-Aboriginal children to Missions in order to "clean" them (culturally speaking). Of course Nulla gets sent away.
* ChekhovsSkill - The Drover explains that cattle will fear a man standing alone and [[DeathGlare staring them in the eye.]] Guess how Nulla stops a cattle stampede?
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - King Carney, and Neil Fletcher when he [[spoiler: feeds King Carney to crocodiles so he can take over the business.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen - Sarah
* EpicMovie
* FakeBrit - Nicole Kidman as Lady Sarah Ashley
* GeorgeLucasThrowback - Arguably. To the old-school period epics and Westerns of the Sixties and earlier, which probably would evoke the same lukewarm reactions as ''Australia'' today, but were beloved classics then.
* HappyEnding - Oh, yeah.
* HeroicSacrifice - [[spoiler: Magarri distracts the Japanese and then draws them off so they don't spot the escaping children.]]
* HollywoodKiss
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice - [[spoiler:Fletcher dies via impalement by a metal rod thrown by King George.]]
* KarmicDeath - [[spoiler:Fletcher speared the husband of Lady Ashley at the beginning of the movie in order to gain his property and frame King George. Take a wild guess how he dies, and who kills him.]]
* NoNameGiven - Thoroughly played straight with Drover.
* OrangeBlueContrast - ''And how''. It's almost easier to count the scenes in the movie that ''aren't'' bathed in orange-blue contrast.
** Much of that is probably helped along by the SceneryPorn. The Australian Outback is bright orange, sandy desert contrasted with deep, cloudless blue sky. Not to mention the orange tinting on the human characters and often-appearing dark blue lighting.
* OscarBait - ''Boy Howdy''. Amusingly received only a nomination for its costumes.
** Hugh Jackman spoofed this in his AcademyAward opening monologue: "In ''Literature/TheReader'', [[KateWinslet Kate]], English, [[FakeNationality plays a German]], nominated. In ''TropicThunder'', RobertDowneyJr, who was an American, playing an Australian, [[UncleTomfoolery playing an African-American]], nominated. Where's me? I'm an Australian, playing an Australian in a movie called ''Australia''... hosting."
*** Which prompted a writer at TelevisionWithoutPity to quip, "[[SarcasmMode Yeah]], ''that's'' the reason, [[LargeHam Hugh]]."
* PrecisionFStrike - After mostly refraining from harsh language, The Drover delivers a particularly effective "fuck" near the end of the movie.
* RecycledInSpace! - (It's ''OutOfAfrica'' [-IN AUSTRALIA!-])
* SceneryPorn - It sure is pretty Down Under.
* SheCleansUpNicely - played straight... with Hugh Jackman!
* ShirtlessScene - The Drover has a wash at one point... mmm... wet, soapy Hugh Jackman...
** Although the camera lingers a tad too long on his naked torso, getting dangerously close to crossing the awkward line. Of course, Luhrmann may have done this on purpose.
* SlapSlapKiss - Basically the relationship of Lady Ashley and Drover in a nutshell. At least at first anyway.
* WilhelmScream
* WorldOfHam
* TheWestern - [[RecycledInSpace Recycled... IN AUSTRALIA!]]
* WorldWarII
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/australia_movie.jpg[[caption-width:300:The longest tourism commercial ever.]]

''For those interested in the country itself,
A link to something about "Australia" sent you may wish to try TV Tropes' [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australia: Useful Notes]], LandDownUnder, or [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SearchWiki?text=Australia&pagename=Main%2FSearchWiki view the search results for "Australia"]].''

Set in the Northern Territory
this page. The context of the 1940s, ''Australia'' centers around the lives of the English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley (NicoleKidman), a half-Aboriginal boy, Nulla, and an Australian [[EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep known only by his occupation]]: Drover (HughJackman). The trio, accompanied by friends, attempt to drove the herd of 2,000 cattle from the property to the army's meat ship in Darwin. The town, port and the island that Nulla was shipped to when Australia would send Aboriginal children to Christian Missions is subsequently bombed by the Japanese.link should help you figure out which page you want.

Did we mention that it's not only called Australia and set in Australia, but stars Australians, was directed by an Australian, funded by an Australian (albeit one with US citizenship), written by several Australians, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment filmed in Australia]] and premiered in [[OverlyLongGag Australia]]. [-[[MemeticMutation In AUSTRALIA!]]-] [[hottip:* :(and as Hugh Jackman told in * UsefulNotes.{{Australia}} is the Oscars, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Terhj8mjPwY everything is being downsized due to the recession. For example, next year I'll be starring in a film called ''New Zealand''."]]

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!!This movie has examples of:

* ActorAllusion - In a possibly unintentional one, David Wenham plays a completely evil bastard named Fletcher, just like in ''TheProposition''.
* AnyoneCanDie - A total of ''six'' plot-important characters die throughout the course of the movie. Seven if you count [[spoiler: Drover's dog]].
* [[AreWeThereYet Are We There Yet?]] - "How long till we reach Faraway Downs?"
* YouFailHistoryForever
* AustralianAccent - Well, yes.
* AwesomeAussie - The Drover; at least, that's what his character is ''supposed'' to be.
* CattleDrive - Of epic proportions
* ChekhovsGun - The prelude notes
main page about how Australia sent Half-Aboriginal children to Missions in order to "clean" them (culturally speaking). Of course Nulla gets sent away.
* ChekhovsSkill - The Drover explains that cattle will fear a man standing alone and [[DeathGlare staring them in
the eye.]] Guess how Nulla stops a cattle stampede?
country.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - King Carney, and Neil Fletcher when he [[spoiler: feeds King Carney to crocodiles so he can take over ''Film.{{Australia}}'' is the business.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen - Sarah
* EpicMovie
* FakeBrit - Nicole Kidman as Lady Sarah Ashley
* GeorgeLucasThrowback - Arguably. To
page about the old-school period epics and Westerns of the Sixties and earlier, which probably would evoke the same lukewarm reactions as ''Australia'' today, but were beloved classics then.
* HappyEnding - Oh, yeah.
* HeroicSacrifice - [[spoiler: Magarri distracts the Japanese and then draws them off so they don't spot the escaping children.]]
* HollywoodKiss
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice - [[spoiler:Fletcher dies via impalement by a metal rod thrown by King George.]]
* KarmicDeath - [[spoiler:Fletcher speared the husband of Lady Ashley at the beginning of the movie in order to gain his property and frame King George. Take a wild guess how he dies, and who kills him.]]
* NoNameGiven - Thoroughly played straight with Drover.
* OrangeBlueContrast - ''And how''. It's almost easier to count the scenes in the movie that ''aren't'' bathed in orange-blue contrast.
** Much of that is probably helped along by the SceneryPorn. The Australian Outback is bright orange, sandy desert contrasted with deep, cloudless blue sky. Not to mention the orange tinting on the human characters and often-appearing dark blue lighting.
* OscarBait - ''Boy Howdy''. Amusingly received only a nomination for its costumes.
** Hugh Jackman spoofed this in his AcademyAward opening monologue: "In ''Literature/TheReader'', [[KateWinslet Kate]], English, [[FakeNationality plays a German]], nominated. In ''TropicThunder'', RobertDowneyJr, who was an American, playing an Australian, [[UncleTomfoolery playing an African-American]], nominated. Where's me? I'm an Australian, playing an Australian in a movie called ''Australia''... hosting."
*** Which prompted a writer at TelevisionWithoutPity to quip, "[[SarcasmMode Yeah]], ''that's'' the reason, [[LargeHam Hugh]]."
* PrecisionFStrike - After mostly refraining from harsh language, The Drover delivers a particularly effective "fuck" near the end of the movie.
* RecycledInSpace! - (It's ''OutOfAfrica'' [-IN AUSTRALIA!-])
* SceneryPorn - It sure is pretty Down Under.
* SheCleansUpNicely - played straight... with Hugh Jackman!
* ShirtlessScene - The Drover has a wash at one point... mmm... wet, soapy Hugh Jackman...
** Although the camera lingers a tad too long on his naked torso, getting dangerously close to crossing the awkward line. Of course, Luhrmann may have done this on purpose.
* SlapSlapKiss - Basically the relationship of Lady Ashley and Drover in a nutshell. At least at first anyway.
* WilhelmScream
* WorldOfHam
* TheWestern - [[RecycledInSpace Recycled... IN AUSTRALIA!]]
* WorldWarII
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2008 film.
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18th Jun '12 10:15:14 PM igordebraga
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Did we mention that it's not only called Australia and set in Australia, but stars Australians, was directed by an Australian, funded by an Australian (albeit one with US citizenship), written by several Australians, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment filmed in Australia]] and premiered in [[OverlyLongGag Australia]]. [-[[MemeticMutation In AUSTRALIA!]]-] [[hottip:* :(and as Hugh Jackman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Terhj8mjPwY told in the Oscars]], "everything is being downsized due to the recession. For example, next year I'll be starring in a film called ''New Zealand''.")]]

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Did we mention that it's not only called Australia and set in Australia, but stars Australians, was directed by an Australian, funded by an Australian (albeit one with US citizenship), written by several Australians, [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment filmed in Australia]] and premiered in [[OverlyLongGag Australia]]. [-[[MemeticMutation In AUSTRALIA!]]-] [[hottip:* :(and as Hugh Jackman [[http://www.told in the Oscars, "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Terhj8mjPwY told in the Oscars]], "everything com/watch?v=Terhj8mjPwY everything is being downsized due to the recession. For example, next year I'll be starring in a film called ''New Zealand''.")]]
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18th Jun '12 10:13:55 PM igordebraga
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''For those interested in the country itself, you may wish to try TV Tropes' [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australia: Useful Notes]], or [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SearchWiki?text=Australia&pagename=Main%2FSearchWiki view the search results for "Australia"]].''

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''For those interested in the country itself, you may wish to try TV Tropes' [[UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} Australia: Useful Notes]], LandDownUnder, or [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SearchWiki?text=Australia&pagename=Main%2FSearchWiki view the search results for "Australia"]].''
7th Apr '12 1:52:59 PM ZemplinTemplar
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* ActorAllusion - In a possibly unintentional one, David Wenham plays a completely evil bastard named Fletcher, just like in TheProposition.

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* ActorAllusion - In a possibly unintentional one, David Wenham plays a completely evil bastard named Fletcher, just like in TheProposition.''TheProposition''.
3rd Apr '12 5:02:40 PM MagBas
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* LoveItOrHateIt - And what an epic example it is. Some think it's a piece of trash and hate the very space it takes up, while others will praise the movie with five stars until they die.
23rd Feb '12 11:32:05 PM Dambro
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* AnyoneCanDie - A total of ''six'' plot-important characters die throughout the course of the movie. Seven if you count [[spoiler: Drover's dog]].
23rd Feb '12 11:19:18 PM Dambro
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* LoveItOrHateIt - And what an epic example it is. Some think it's a piece of trash and hate the very space it takes up, while others will praise the movie with five stars until they die.
23rd Feb '12 11:14:14 PM Dambro
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** Much of that is probably helped along by the SceneryPorn. The Australian Outback is bright orange, sandy desert contrasted with deep, cloudless blue sky. Not to mention the orange tinting on the human characters and often-appearing dark blue lighting.
23rd Feb '12 11:10:59 PM Dambro
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* OrangeBlueContrast - ''And how''. It's almost easier to count the scenes in the movie that ''aren't'' bathed in orange-blue contrast.
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