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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Crocodile Dundee
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Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee runs an outback adventure business with his trusted friend and self-proclaimed mentor Walter Reilly. When he survives a crocodile attack, the news travels well beyond the Northern Territory, and a glamorous New York journalist, Sue Charlton, arrives to interview him. He invites her to come with him to the place where he was attacked. When Sue herself is attacked by a croc, Mick saves her. This leads to an invitation for Mick to visit his first ever city: New York City. Mick finds the culture and life in New York City a lot different than his home.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1985
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Rimfire Films , 1986 .
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      Link: U7128Scene extracts Three digital extracts from the original motion picture
      Extent: 93 min.p.
      Description: Colour
      Series: form y separately published work icon Crocodile Dundee 1985-2018 12793319 1985 series - publisher film/TV

      Series of films following the adventures of Mick 'Crocodile' Dundee.

      Number in series: 1

Works about this Work

That's Not a Movie ... Robyn Ironside , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 April 2016; (p. 57)
On Australian Dream and Difficulties for Australians to Realize It – Take the Movie Crocodile Dundee (1986) as a Case Wei Xutao , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Studies – Proceedings of the 14th International Conference of Australian Studies in China 2015; (p. 110-116)

'The function of movies lies in its reflection of society. Crocodile Dundee (1986) as a famous Australia movie adapted from a real story, wonderfully demonstrated the difficulties that Aboriginal Australians, or Aborigines, confronted in trying to have their cultural traditions and independent identity respected in [the] modern world, which can be extended to a spirit of all Australians and regarded as part of their 'Australian Dream', under the powerful impact of US-oriented cultural imperialism. By analyzing the movie as well as its reflection on this subject, the thesis suggests what solution progressive Australian forces should take if she hopes to fulfill Australian Dream successfully.' (110)

They Are My Totem : We Sing and Dance to the Pelicans Penelope Debelle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 October 2015; (p. 16)
From Barry McKenzie to Priscilla : The Evolution of the Aussie Comedy Hero Luke Buckmaster , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 12 August 2015;
Goliath of Acting Is David to Locals Bryan Littlely , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 March 2015; (p. 5)
'He's one of Australia's most celebrated movie starts, having featured in everything from Storm Boy, to Crocodile Dundee and Australia...'
Rewatching Classic Australian Films : Crocodile Dundee Luke Buckmaster , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 April 2014;

— Review of Crocodile Dundee Paul Hogan , Ken Shadie , John Cornell , 1985 single work film/TV
y separately published work icon Fair Dinkum Fillums : The 'Crocodile Dundee' Phenomenon Tom O'Regan , 1988 Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 1995 Z1612303 1988 single work criticism In this essay Tom O'Regan examines the world wide popularity of Crocodile Dundee and Crocodile Dundee II, the producers' filmmaking strategies, and the media and industry spin-offs that followed. His proposal that 'the films are as much constructed "outside" in publicity and other media as they are in "the length and breadth" of their strip of celluloid' implies that both the filmmakers and the audience 'do not just bring to Crocodile Dundee and Crocodile Dundee II norms and expectations informed by their previous experience of the cinema - the film intertext. They also bring to the films norms and expectations created outside of the cinema in adjacent media and social intercourse.'
y separately published work icon Re-imaging Australia: 'Crocodile Dundee' Overseas Stephen Crofts , Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 1996 Z1617950 1989 single work criticism Crofts examines the international life of the film Crocodile Dundee. The paper essentially looks at four particular aspects of importing Australian films, using Dundee as an example. These issues are: Hollywood's controlling interest in Australian film distribution and exhibition; US cultural uninterest in Australia and its limited distribution of Australian film; Exporting Australian film to the US; and the precedence of aesthetic criteria over those of cultural specificity in the re-editing of the film.
y separately published work icon 'Crocodile Dundee' Cate Guimaraes , Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 2001 Z1618426 2001 single work criticism Research undertaken by a student of the Centre for Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) into Crocodile Dundee (1985). Includes aspects relating to the production phase, critical reception, principal performers and production crew, references and a synopsis.
y separately published work icon Cross-Cultural Reception Studies : Culturally Variant Readings of 'Crocodile Dundee' Stephen Crofts , Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 1996 Z1618437 1992 single work criticism

'The cultural knowledges which a given film-viewing community brings to a given text will clearly affect both the readings made of it as well as its popularity,' writes Stephen Crofts in the introduction to this paper. using Crocodile Dundee as a case study, primarily because of its extraordinary international success, Crofts works hypothesises that 'a properly constructed comparison of two countries' reviews of the same film may yield significant conclusions about national cultural differences, and in particular about foreign constructions of the film's country of origin.'

Troping the Masculine : Australian Animals, the Nation, and the Popular Imagination Anouk Lang , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 24 no. 1 2010; (p. 5-10)

Awards

1987 Nominated International Awards British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards Best Screenplay - Original
1987 Winner International Awards Academy Awards Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Paul Hogan, Ken Shadie, John Cornell
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