Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Today my mom and I went to see Baz Luhrmann's film "Australia." The story is narrated by Nullah, played brilliantly by young Brandon Walters. It is set during World War II in the Northern Territory. Nicole Kidman plays an English aristocrat who comes out to her husband's cattle station Faraway Downs. Working with the Drover, played by Hugh Jackman, they resurrect the cattle station and attempt to break the Carney cattle monopoly. The cinematography and costumes are as fantastic as you would expect from one of Baz's films. The movie is long however, and really could have ended before the bombing of Darwin. I'm not sure if Baz got his Aussie "Gone with the Wind" but he's made a good attempt.

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