7.1/10
109
1 user 1 critic

40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997)

Australian born film maker George (Mad Max) Miller offers a personal view of Australian films. He suggests that they can be regarded as visual music, public dreaming, mythology, and ... See full summary »

Director:

George Miller

Writer:

George Miller
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A boy develops a disease so rare that nobody is working on a cure, so his father decides to learn all about it and tackle the problem himself.

Director: George Miller
Stars: Nick Nolte, Susan Sarandon, Peter Ustinov
The Dismissal (1983)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the... See full summary »

Stars: Max Phipps, John Stanton, Bill Hunter
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Tine Turner performs in the music video "We Don't Need Another Hero" from the original motion picture soundtrack for Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) recorded for Capitol Records. Dressed ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller
Stars: Tina Turner, Timmy Cappello
Mad Max (1979)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.

Director: George Miller
Stars: Mel Gibson, Joanne Samuel, Hugh Keays-Byrne
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three single women in a picturesque village have their wishes granted, at a cost, when a mysterious and flamboyant man arrives in their lives.

Director: George Miller
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Australian born film maker George Miller offers a personal view of Australian films.

Director: George Miller
Stars: Nick Lathouris
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After being exiled from the most advanced town in post apocalyptic Australia, a drifter travels with a group of abandoned children to rebel against the town's queen.

Directors: George Miller, George Ogilvie
Stars: Mel Gibson, Tina Turner, Bruce Spence
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An autobiographical video record of the love life of the film editor Robert Gibson. While his girlfriend April is in England, Robert starts living with Gianna, and eventually asks Gianna to marry him.

Director: Robert Gibson
Stars: Robert Gibson, Gianna Santone, April Ward
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Four horror and science fiction segments, directed by four famous directors, each of them being a new version of a classic story from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

Directors: Joe Dante, John Landis, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Director: George Miller
Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston
Tausend Augen (1984)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Set in Hamburg in winter. Gabriele dreams of sunny Australia and her lover who sends her taped messages. Gabriele lives with her parents and is studying marine biology, but at night works ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
Stars: Barbara Rudnik, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Karin Baal
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi

Plot unknown. Follow-up to 2015's 'Mad Max: Fury Road'.

Director: George Miller
Stars: Tom Hardy
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Harvey Adams Harvey Adams ... Jarms (archive footage)
Elizabeth Alexander ... Petra Graf (archive footage)
Dorothy Alison ... Rose O'Riordan (archive footage)
Jack Allen Jack Allen ... Fat Man in Bar (archive footage)
Ronnie Ansell Ronnie Ansell ... Ronnie (archive footage)
Bert Bailey Bert Bailey ... Dad Rudd (archive footage)
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Col. Ian 'Johnny' Hamilton (archive footage)
Ray Barrett ... Farrell (archive footage)
Franklyn Bennett Franklyn Bennett ... James Morrison (archive footage)
Clive Bennington Clive Bennington ... English Officer 1 (archive footage)
Paul Bertram Paul Bertram ... Curly (archive footage)
Graeme Blundell ... Westy (archive footage)
Gary Bond ... John Grant (archive footage)
Frank Bradley Frank Bradley ... Jim McBride (archive footage)
Bryan Brown ... Lt. Peter Handcock (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Australian born film maker George (Mad Max) Miller offers a personal view of Australian films. He suggests that they can be regarded as visual music, public dreaming, mythology, and song-lines. In extrapolating the idea of movies as song-lines he examines feature films under the following categories : songs of the land ; the bushman ; the convicts ; the bush-rangers ; mates and larrikins ; the digger ; pommy bashing ; the sheilas ; gays ; the wogs ; blackfellas ; urban subversion. He then concludes that these films can be thought of as "Hymns that sing of Australia". Written by Simon Hart

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Australia | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

100 ans de cinéma: 100 ans de cinéma australien - 40 000 ans de rêve See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features The Odd Angry Shot (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
History of Australian Film by a Great Director...
14 December 2003 | by quo37See all my reviews

...but maybe my expectations were too high.

It begins wonderfully with a great sense of visual style and the promise of an interesting structure but the problem is that Director/Host George Miller (Mad Max, Babe: Pig in the City) just isn't a great on-camera presence and his overview begins to d..r..a..g...

I saw this on a tape paired with a Sam Neill-directed doc about New Zealand film and to my great surprise I thought Neill's film was better, so maybe this suffers in comparison.

Still, this is a good film on the subject, just not the great one I was hoping for.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed