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Describe the images of Australians and Australia depicted in Crocodile Dundee. To what degree are these images true?

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Crocodile Dundee Images Describe the images of Australians and Australia depicted in Crocodile Dundee. To what degree are these images true? Many images were brought up in Crocodile Dundee, about Australia and Australians. All of these images are true, but the extent to which they are is questionable. Images include the land and nature, character and people and the Aboriginals. This movie was made for the American market, it confirmed their beliefs about Australia and Australians that they may have had, whether true or not. The image portrayed in Crocodile Dundee in means of the land and nature in Australia is a hot and dry Outback, and humid, wet Tropics. This is true in the Outback and Tropics, but there is no evidence of any other main cities or towns in the country. There are a very small percentage of Australians and people in general living in the outback, and they don't show where the majority of people live in Australia. ...read more.

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The men in the pub were wearing dirty jeans, a shirt (also dirty), and boots. This is what they normally wear; their whole wardrobe basically contains these things only. What they don't show, although this image is true in country areas, is that people in the cities wear suits to work, of course people who work on the land are not going to care about the physical appearance compared to people who have meet with people all day. The movie gave a false image of what Australia personalties are like. The men in the pub gave the image that all Australians are crass, sleazy, ignorant, and laid-back. Even Mick, although not shown to be sleazy like some of the other men, was ignorant, for example, when Sue took Mick to New York City, he was quite na�ve and ignorant to the things that civilised people know about. When Mick arrived he claimed that everyone is so nice here and went around saying hello to everyone. ...read more.

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They lived in the outback and relied on the earth. We met one of the Aboriginals who was a friend of Mick's, but he was wearing jeans and a watch. This may be true in some tribes; many Aboriginals have modern day lives, without leaving ties of their heritage. The movie shows the Aboriginals very well, and gives an accurate image of the Aboriginals. The only thing that the movie was wrong about in relation to the Aboriginals was the tribe that Micks friend was from, is not actually from the Northern Territory, were the movie is based, although someone that didn't have any knowledge of tribes of the Aboriginals would never pick this up. As you can see, many images were brought up in the movie about Australia and Australians. Everyone had the faintest bit of truth in them, but whether they were right on target or slightly off differed. Whether the images were correct or not, they were imprinted in the viewers mind, and wont be easy to get rid of. ...read more.

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