Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Reviews
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With interviews with cast members and fans(enough here to seriously doubt Quentin Tarantino's taste in movies), "Not Quite Hollywood" also takes a few shots at prestigious Australian movies made during the same time including "Walkabout," "The Last Wave," "Breaker Morant" and "Picnic at Hanging Rock" which were provocative in their own right, especially on the subject of national identity. Despite the documentary's shortcomings, it is a worthwile exploration about a forgotten part of cinema history that should have stopped with the Mad Max movies which were a perfect combination of the aesthetic(nobody got naked but you can't have everything), a skilled filmmaker who knew what he was doing and a charismatic star who was the first crossover star to make it big in Hollywood.
Essential viewing for fans of documentary film.
The set up too is interesting, as it goes sort of in chronological order, but mostly by order of sub-genre, starting out with the sub-genre that began relatively the earliest and who's popularity ran out relatively the earlier as well, then moving on as such. They also don't give general information but rather use certain films as case studies to illustrate what was going on at the time, as well as get into the production and reception of the films themselves.
The only problem I found is, although I am a fan of his, Quentin Tarantino becomes a little annoying by the end of the film. That being said he knows his shit, and praises the hell out of the films, so it's no wonder he's in it so much.
If you're interested in exploitation and genre cinema, you'll find it hard to walk out of the theatre and not want to see every film featured.
This flick was SO much fun, lots of behind the scenes with many of the people who made the Aussie Exploitation films of the 70's and 80's. Just a great look at a lot of relatively unknown films that will have any cinephile chomping at the bit to track down a slew of new films.