Monthly Archives: April 2012

Australia 2012 Pt VIII: Friends Reunited in Sydney

The main reason for my trip ‘Down Under’ was to see my family but no way was it going to be exclusively about them due in part to not wanting to outstay my welcome at my sisters house. As there … Continue reading

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Australia Filming Locations #2: The Matrix (1999)

Can’t say I ever cared too much for this 1999 film but it does have some great action scenes which in some ways compensate for the “as if!” moments. Even though it doesn’t reference Sydney that is where most of … Continue reading

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Australia 2012 Pt VII: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb

Even though I spent a whole year in Australia 11 years ago there were still many things that I didn’t do for various reasons usually related to money and this trip was intended to bring almost complete closure to what … Continue reading

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Australia Filming Locations #1 – Mission: Impossible 2 (2000)

‘M:I-2‘ as it was officially titled is probably the worst of the ‘Mission: Impossible’ films but that’s not to say that it’s bad. It’s just that John Woo’s direction of the sequel grates with me a bit because of all … Continue reading

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Australia Filming Locations #4 – Muriel’s Wedding (1994)

One of the places I was most interested in seeing in Sydney was not the Opera House, nor the Harbour Bridge. Instead I really wanted to see the church where Muriel Heslop (Toni Collette) got married in ‘Muriels Wedding‘ (1994) which … Continue reading

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Australia Filming Locations #3: Melbourne Special

It may not have been featured as much in international movies as much as its rival Sydney but Melbourne has had its moments on the big screen albeit in lesser known productions. It was way back in 1959 that ‘On The … Continue reading

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Australia 2012 Pt VI: Neighbours Filming Locations

For a lot of British people their images of suburban Australia life are based solely on how the residents of Ramsay Street spend their lives in ‘Neighbours‘. This soap opera has been on the air since 1986 and I saw … Continue reading

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