The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army.Written by
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Although he is seen wearing an AIF uniform, Colonel Robinson is often mistaken for an Englishman, due to his accent, which is in fact a clipped Anglo-Australian accent, typical of the time, and not a deliberate attempt to mislead the audience. See more »
The movie opens with young Archy Hamilton running a 100-yard practice sprint at dawn, with his uncle keeping time with a stopwatch. After Archy finishes the race, his uncle shows him the watch and Archy's time is just under 10 seconds (9.58 seconds). If one times Archy's sprint, however, it actually consumes about 15 seconds of screen time. See more »
How much of Mel Gibson's success as a director does he owe to Peter Weir? He must have had a wonderful experience working with him on this movie. Perfect depiction of innocents at war - the young soldiers who didn't know how cruel the world (and their officers) could be. Has a better depiction of the Australian character ever been put on a screen? Screenplay by David Williamson is spot-on. (He is the "long streak of pelican s**t" who has to be "sorted out" while playing football near the Sphinx!) (viewed 10/16)
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