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Getting back on my movies binge tonight with The Castle.

Fun fact, I was working for Western Melbourne TAFE when this came out, and Tracey's hairdressing diploma from there that only appears for a couple of seconds is spot-on accurate.

Currently having a little internal debate about whether Mad Max counts as a "Melbourne movie". I mean, I'm not busy looking for Melbourne productions, but films set in and around the city. While Mad Max is identifiability Melbourne in my places, I don't think it's definitively set anywhere specific, is it?

It's been so long since I've watched it, but I do recall they jumped around all over the place and into the country all the time.

@Nikolai_Kingsley my list so far more or less:
Death in Brunswick
Malcolm
The Castle
Romper Stomper
Metal Skin
Dogs in Space
Chopper
Holidays on the River Yarra

Plenty more filmed in and around the place, but specially looking for movies set here.

@Nikolai_Kingsley also, I need to rewatch Spotswood. It's named for the suburb and filmed there but I'm not 100% sure it's really definitively set there. It was renamed for overseas I think.

@pelagikat @Nikolai_Kingsley it's a helpful starter list, but way too broad. Most of that list isn't a "Melbourne" movie even if shot here (heh, Queen of the Damned). Missing some indie stuff like Holidays on the River Yarra, too.

@Nikolai_Kingsley @pelagikat @Nikolai_Kingsley didn't know about that one, never seen it. Will try to find it somewhere and take a look.

There's other stuff not on the list and some of it's intentional. I'm not going to be upset if I never watch Alvin Purple ever again.

@mike @pelagikat @Nikolai_Kingsley

found a copy at one of those dodgy-looking hosting sites; looks okay. Authentic 1971 film grain, weighs in at just under 2GB.

> I'm not going to be upset if I never watch Alvin Purple ever again.

the film, or the series? :awesome:

@mike @Nikolai_Kingsley You can add The Magician, which was pretty good when I caught it on SBS years back.

@mike I'd have to rewatch it. It's been too many years since I last saw it to tell where it was. But yeah, I don't think it was purposely set anywhere.

@mike Nah, not a Melbourne movie. But it does feature the hospital I was born in, and was made the same year I arrived in it.

@pelagikat I love the police HQ at the (now) Scienceworks museum, I think it was still just a disused sewage pumping station at the time of filming.

@mike sounds like you need to watch Smoke 'em if you got 'em, it's on youtube last time I checked

@mike Most of the outback stuff was filmed near Silverton/Broken Hill. There's a replica of it at the Silverton Hotel. Or there was, last time I was there 10+ years ago.

@rjt Oh, good work! Another one I remembered late last night is "I Live with Me Dad" which I've actually never seen, but I remember the trailer for it seemed to be on every bloody VHS rental at one point in time - which kinda makes it odd that it's nowhere to be found on YouTube.

Only found it in this collection of previews, at around 12:45 -
archive.org/details/VHSPreview

My god we used to have to fast forward through a lot of shit.

@rjt yeah it felt like it was on every Australian movie tape for a while there.

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