John Grant, a young teacher whose overnight stay in a rough outback mining town extends to a five-day nightmarish odyssey of drinking, gambling, hunting and more drinking, plunges toward his own destruction.
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A brilliant and disturbing look at the true nature of man and society, showing us the corruption of civilization and the brutality that results in its perversion of the lives of people who are entrapped by it. Also, one of the most insightful and realistic depictions of addiction in the cinema. One of the best films of the 1970s and from the Outback. A bloody masterpiece. Also I will never go to Australia now.
This is a dark and dangerous film about trying to fit in. It was a bit of a wakeup call from his previous humdrum life, and he does manage to survive. A pretty good tale to tell your friends except for that one incident. We'll just forget about that, ok?
Also should be titled "Fear And Loathing In the 'Yabba". This was quite a film experience I had. The cinematography is pretty superb, it's one of those like-it-or-not rare gems with a little unique touch.
A behemoth. A mythic tale of almost endless interpretation and catalyst for thought. Perhaps a primer for what makes males tick down deep--somewhere primal, ruthless and untiringly perverse from our addiction to the genetic
brotherhood's range of violence. Gentlemen, I offer you your peers; ladies, your fiancés.
It isn't only Doc Tydon's "man in a smoking jacket, whiskey and soda," who succumbs to
An unhappy man descends into savagery and degeneracy during an alcohol-soaked weekend in rural Australian town. Fun becomes violence becomes self-loathing. Thoroughly frightening, completely brutal, and not at all an enjoyable portrait of humanity. A classic for a reason, the performances are sweaty and unhinged while the cinematography is gritty and raw. A bleak and desolate affair from start to finish.
Great film, although from looking into the film's production, the kangaroo slaughter was the work of professional hunters who, followed by the film crew, would have killed them even if the camera wasn't on them. The act, even if was to cull their population, is questionable, but the guilt cannot be placed on the filmmaker's shoulders even if one argues they shouldn't have filmed it in the first place.