Not Quite Hollywood (image 1)

Screened as part of NZIFF 2008

Not Quite Hollywood 2007

Directed by Mark Hartley

An affectionate, hilarious sex-and-violence studded celebration of the 'Ozploitation' films the 70s and 90s. With George Miller, Quentin Tarantino and a cast of thousands.

102 minutes 35mm

Director

Photography

Karl von Moller

Editor

Jamie Blanks

Music

Stephen Cummings

With

Quentin Tarantino
,
George Miller
,
Brian Trenchard-Smith
,
Barry Humphries
,
Antony I. Ginnane
,
Richard Franklin
,
Russell Mulcahy
,
Jamie Lee Curtis

Festivals

Melbourne 2008

Elsewhere

After watching Not Quite Hollywood, Mark Hartley's affectionate, hilarious ode to the wonderful "Ozploitation" films of the 70s and 80s, it's likely you'll be scouring your video stores for movies by hitherto unsung directors such as Richard Franklin and Brian Trenchard-Smith. Stuffed with film clips that'll rouse your appetite for Ocker-style drive-in sex and violence, Not Quite Hollywood really astounds with its eye-opening line-up of interviews with prominent actors, writers and directors of the period. Naturally, Ozploitation fanatic Tarantino pops up for a word or two. Essential viewing for genre buffs, this is an entertaining and exceptionally well-researched appreciation of a time in Aussie filmmaking that's gone unnoticed for too long, arguing that for every prestigious classic like Picnic at Hanging Rock, there is an outrageously trashy gem like Turkey Shoot waiting to be discovered. — AY