The body says more than words: Warwick Thornton’s Samson & Delilah
Australian Culture / Cinema

The body says more than words: Warwick Thornton’s Samson & Delilah

When it hit the screens in 2009, Warwick Thornton’s first full-length’s Samson & Delilah had already won the Camera d’or at Cannes and was already turning heads. And what everyone was talking about, was, precisely, the lack of dialogue in this “real Aboriginal movie”. As we discovered it’s not that Thornton doesn’t like chatting, but … Continue reading

“It’s a man’s country, sweetheart”
Australian Culture / Culture

“It’s a man’s country, sweetheart”

“Have a drink, mate?” may be the most popular question in Australia. Well, at least it seems when you watch some 1970s Australian movies. Not only does drinking seem to hold a major role in social relationships, but calling others “mate” embodies one of the most important aspects of Aussies’ culture: companionship. For better and … Continue reading