dangermousie: (Legend: Sa Ryang by alexandral)
Watching Australia finally made me do something I should have done a long time ago: start converting my 2003 pictures of my month in Australia and New Zealand into digital form (back then I still used film). It's going to take a while as I have tons and tons of pictures, but I am rather pleased with the result so far (I didn't use negatives but photos to be scanned instead because I wanted to see how it went).

So here is the first batch, 50+ photos of Australia and New Zealand, from August 2003. And yes, the colors are real.



More Australia pictures here )

And then I went to New Zealand and fell even more in love.



More New Zealand pictures here )
dangermousie: (Legend: Sa Ryang by alexandral)
Watching Australia finally made me do something I should have done a long time ago: start converting my 2003 pictures of my month in Australia and New Zealand into digital form (back then I still used film). It's going to take a while as I have tons and tons of pictures, but I am rather pleased with the result so far (I didn't use negatives but photos to be scanned instead because I wanted to see how it went).

So here is the first batch, 50+ photos of Australia and New Zealand, from August 2003. And yes, the colors are real.



More Australia pictures here )

And then I went to New Zealand and fell even more in love.



More New Zealand pictures here )
dangermousie: (Legend: Sa Ryang by alexandral)
Watching Australia finally made me do something I should have done a long time ago: start converting my 2003 pictures of my month in Australia and New Zealand into digital form (back then I still used film). It's going to take a while as I have tons and tons of pictures, but I am rather pleased with the result so far (I didn't use negatives but photos to be scanned instead because I wanted to see how it went).

So here is the first batch, 50+ photos of Australia and New Zealand, from August 2003. And yes, the colors are real.



More Australia pictures here )

And then I went to New Zealand and fell even more in love.



More New Zealand pictures here )
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I saw Australia again today. Do not judge me.
dangermousie: (Default)
I saw Australia again today. Do not judge me.
dangermousie: (Default)
I saw Australia again today. Do not judge me.
dangermousie: (Dr Who: snog closeup by likestarlight)
Oh my goodness!



I just got back from Baz Luhrman's magnum opus Australia and I am breathless, hormonal and in need of a cigarette (if I smoked, that is - cake will have to do).

I love.

Oddly enough, I can completely understand why this movie split the critics completely down the middle - it is a bit too long (but I am puzzed as to what to cut out) and, more importantly, this is an incredibly old-fashioned movie: not just a homage (the way Moulin Rouge was to a musical and Bollywood), but an honest-to-goodness old-fashioned epic. This is a movie that could have been made thirty, fifty, or even seventy years ago and you could drop it back then, barring the lovemaking scene or the awareness of the aboriginal issues, and it would work perfectly. Clark Gable as the Drover and Myrna Loy as Lady Sarah and we are set! I love those classic movies and so this was just a huge, huge pleasure but if you are used to ironic, overelaborately plotted/dialogued movies, you will be at a loss.

Unspoilery but long write-up under cut )

The bottom line: it's a flawed movie but a gorgeous and romantic one (and surprisingly and on-purpose-funny in parts), so I highly recommend.

A parting image..."Down Under" has a whole new meaning to me now :)

dangermousie: (Dr Who: snog closeup by likestarlight)
Oh my goodness!



I just got back from Baz Luhrman's magnum opus Australia and I am breathless, hormonal and in need of a cigarette (if I smoked, that is - cake will have to do).

I love.

Oddly enough, I can completely understand why this movie split the critics completely down the middle - it is a bit too long (but I am puzzed as to what to cut out) and, more importantly, this is an incredibly old-fashioned movie: not just a homage (the way Moulin Rouge was to a musical and Bollywood), but an honest-to-goodness old-fashioned epic. This is a movie that could have been made thirty, fifty, or even seventy years ago and you could drop it back then, barring the lovemaking scene or the awareness of the aboriginal issues, and it would work perfectly. Clark Gable as the Drover and Myrna Loy as Lady Sarah and we are set! I love those classic movies and so this was just a huge, huge pleasure but if you are used to ironic, overelaborately plotted/dialogued movies, you will be at a loss.

Unspoilery but long write-up under cut )

The bottom line: it's a flawed movie but a gorgeous and romantic one (and surprisingly and on-purpose-funny in parts), so I highly recommend.

A parting image..."Down Under" has a whole new meaning to me now :)

dangermousie: (Dr Who: snog closeup by likestarlight)
Oh my goodness!



I just got back from Baz Luhrman's magnum opus Australia and I am breathless, hormonal and in need of a cigarette (if I smoked, that is - cake will have to do).

I love.

Oddly enough, I can completely understand why this movie split the critics completely down the middle - it is a bit too long (but I am puzzed as to what to cut out) and, more importantly, this is an incredibly old-fashioned movie: not just a homage (the way Moulin Rouge was to a musical and Bollywood), but an honest-to-goodness old-fashioned epic. This is a movie that could have been made thirty, fifty, or even seventy years ago and you could drop it back then, barring the lovemaking scene or the awareness of the aboriginal issues, and it would work perfectly. Clark Gable as the Drover and Myrna Loy as Lady Sarah and we are set! I love those classic movies and so this was just a huge, huge pleasure but if you are used to ironic, overelaborately plotted/dialogued movies, you will be at a loss.

Unspoilery but long write-up under cut )

The bottom line: it's a flawed movie but a gorgeous and romantic one (and surprisingly and on-purpose-funny in parts), so I highly recommend.

A parting image..."Down Under" has a whole new meaning to me now :)

dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)


Got your attention, did I? :)

I am going to see Australia later and I am so excited I can hardly breathe.

I adore Baz Lurhrman's movies (I have yet to see one I didn't love), I really like Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, and there is nothing like a period romantic epic to get me going giddy. Not to mention I always found Australia itself both amazing and a place I don't know enough about (I spent a month there in 2003 and it was love at first sight. I've been back once and would love to go back again so much). I have been to both Outback and Darwin - the places where some of the movie is set, so that makes me even more excited!

Plus, just look at this trailer and tell me you don't want to watch it. I won't believe you!

dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)


Got your attention, did I? :)

I am going to see Australia later and I am so excited I can hardly breathe.

I adore Baz Lurhrman's movies (I have yet to see one I didn't love), I really like Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, and there is nothing like a period romantic epic to get me going giddy. Not to mention I always found Australia itself both amazing and a place I don't know enough about (I spent a month there in 2003 and it was love at first sight. I've been back once and would love to go back again so much). I have been to both Outback and Darwin - the places where some of the movie is set, so that makes me even more excited!

Plus, just look at this trailer and tell me you don't want to watch it. I won't believe you!

dangermousie: (Buffy: BA kiss by ohh_xx)


Got your attention, did I? :)

I am going to see Australia later and I am so excited I can hardly breathe.

I adore Baz Lurhrman's movies (I have yet to see one I didn't love), I really like Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, and there is nothing like a period romantic epic to get me going giddy. Not to mention I always found Australia itself both amazing and a place I don't know enough about (I spent a month there in 2003 and it was love at first sight. I've been back once and would love to go back again so much). I have been to both Outback and Darwin - the places where some of the movie is set, so that makes me even more excited!

Plus, just look at this trailer and tell me you don't want to watch it. I won't believe you!

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And I don't mean the country.



This trailer is to die for!
dangermousie: (Default)
And I don't mean the country.



This trailer is to die for!
dangermousie: (Default)
And I don't mean the country.



This trailer is to die for!

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