One of my gracious hosts in Australia suggested watching "Wake-In-Fright" last night. An obscure Australian exploitation film from the 1970's, it's equipped with enough gory Kangaroo hunting scenes and drunken buffoonery to usher in relentless "outback" stereotypes. I can definitely see where Quentin Tarantino samples a lot of his unyielding, aesthetic from.
On the other hand someone else told me that the movie "Idiocracy" would best describe Australia and that I should watch it. Glad to see Terry Crews all up in that!I guess Australia lies somewhere in between Wake-In-Fright, lots of pristine concrete streets perfect for cruising, exotic flora, some really great Asian food, the cutest marsupial population ever, and Mike Judge's interpretation of a depressing future. I'm sad that I've become allergic to Melbourne as it's extremely dry fall/winter air is abusing my wimpy American sinuses.