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5.0 out of 5 stars Science's chance to be daring...A Brilliant Movie!, July 20, 2009
This review is from: The Dish (DVD)
I cannot tell you how much I love this movie. There have been so many other wonderful reviews that give the synopsis of the movie that I will not add more in this one. I am from another Australian county town called Mudgee, about 2 hours drive from Parkes and the people, the area and the attitudes as shown in the movie were just the same in my home town in 1969, as I am sure they were in country towns in the US, Canada and Great Britain. I was 5 when men first walked on the moon and was as avid a space nut as Billy is in the movie, glued to the TV and remembering all the details from the newspapers of the day and further days of the space program. What I don't actually remember from the day, I remember from reruns but my partner was 12 at the time and remembers that day like it was yesterday. A group of us sat down last night to watch The Dish again to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing and were struck, yet again, by what a brilliant movie it is. I am so proud of it as an Australian, and pleased to see that it is appreciated all around the world. Parkes is now a larger country city (in fact so much so that the filmmakers had to use the smaller nearby town of Forbes for some of the scenes in the towns streets during the film) and no where near "the Outback". I noticed a few of the US reviews mentioning Parkes as being in the Outback but I'm afraid you would have to travel another 5 or so hours from Parkes to get close. To drive from Sydney to Parkes would take about 4 hours. Australia is a BIG country. Have a look at Google Maps for a bit of an idea. But I digress..If you want to see a great movie do yourself a favour and watch The Dish. If you love it and enjoy the dry Australian sense of humour try some other projects from the same team that bought you The Dish. There is The Castle (movie), Hollowmen (Comedy TV Series set in a fictional Australian Prime Ministers department), Kath & Kim (Satirical TV Series featuring the lives of an Australian domestic goddess and her gaudy daughter) and Thank God You're Here (improvised comedy TV Series - similar to Whose Line is it Anyway?).
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