Thursday, October 21, 2010
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of OZploitation (2008)
Just checked out the documentary, Not Quite Hollywood. It's a really entertaining insight into Australia's trashiest genre films from the 70's and 80's, premiering at the Melbourne Film Festival in 2008. Tagged as Ozploitation films, these scandalous, gratuitous and outrageously B-grade projects defied censorship and brought world-wide notoriety and recognition to Australia's formerly non-existent film industry, proving to influence Australian filmmakers for decades to come. Featuring hilarious commentary from notable filmmakers, actors and critics that fueled and documented this movement, and also including enthusiastic comments from Quentin Tarantino, who dedicated Kill Bill Vol. 1 to the work of one of the movements' most recognized directors, Not Quite Hollywood is interesting and really great fun.