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Not Quite Hollywood:
The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!(2008)

Rod Taylor appears for about 5 seconds in this documentary that celebrates Australian genre cinema of the 1970s and early 1980s.

He is one of many Australian actors interviewed in the documentary, and his comments fall about mid-way through the film during a segment about how filmmakers forced scenery of typical Australian scenes into their films in order for it to get funding as an Australian film.

Following a bit by Quentin Tarantino, Rod comments: "You can make any film you like. It doesn't have to be relegated to what happens in the Outback to be Australian." (View video clip)

The widely praised doco was released in Australian theaters Aug. 28, 2008, and also is made the rounds of film festivals worldwide. (It was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2008.) It is filled with commentary and footage of some of the most outrageous, gruesome, violent, sexy and vulgar movies. Quentin Tarantino is exuberant and gleeful!

Here is the official synopsis of the movie:

"Not Quite Hollywood" is the wild, untold story of "Ozploitation" movies -- a time when Australian cinema got its gear off and showed the world a full-frontal explosion of sex, violence, horror and foot-to-the-floor, full bore action! Jam-packed full of outrageous anecdotes, lessons in maverick filmmaking and a genuine, infectious love of Australian movies, "Not Quite Hollywood" is a fast moving journey through Aussie genre cinema of the '70s and early '80s - an unjustly forgotten cinematic era unashamedly packed full of boobs, pubes, tubes ... and even a little kung fu.

An Urban Cinefile review says:

[Critics and champions] all have their say in this fun-packed, fast-paced, entertainingly packaged doco that is a combination of energetic showcase and comprehensive overview. ... [Director] Mark Hartley's approach is as irreverent as its subject matter, although it does give its many interview subjects a respectful hearing....

Quentin Tarantino plays a large and important role in taking us through the various stages of the Ozploitation genre as he comments on many of the films with a contagious tank-full of hyper-enthusiasm.




IMDb // Wikipedia

Official site of the documentary

Pressbook (PDF)

Trailer and review: Warning: Trailer contains nudity, violence, blood, gore cursing and tons of irreverence. Thus, it is probably very reflective of the documentary!




Video clip (.wmv)
of Rod's comments

Trailer on YouTube