Crocodile Dundee Analysis

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Crocodile Dundee Review

‘Crocodile Dundee’ produced in 1986 put Australia on the map, with its hilarious unpretentious Mike ‘Crocodile’ Dundee (Paul Hogan) and it 's stunning and unique Australian landscape. New York reporter Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) travels to Australia to meet a famous Australian bushman, she encounters both the beauty of Australia’s outback as well as the dangerous wildlife and brash locals, after experiencing Australia she brings Mike back with her to the exciting and happening place ‘New York’. This iconic movie directed by Peter Faiman is a must watch movie as Paul Hogan brilliantly acts out and superbly portrays the Australian larrikin.

Mike Dundee appearance in ‘Crocodile Dundee’ as a sun weathered bushman, dorning an Akubra hat and a leather waistcoats with crocodile teeth necklace.

‘Crocodile Dundee’ both constructs and deconstructs the idea of Australian masculinity.

The film depicts Mike Dundee as a stereotypical Australian, who prides himself as being a tough
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“That 's not a knife (pulls out a huge hunting knife, looks at it, and with a voice of admiration) that 's a knife.”
This well know and memorable quote would have to be one of my favourites. It is the epitome of the stereotype Australian male’s, laid back- “she 'll be right” outlook.

When it comes to Australia 's rugged outback scenery Crocodile Dundee takes the cake. The stunning Australian outback is superbly presented in this movie. The Kakadu National Park and the stunning scenery of the Northern Territory with its wetlands, swamps, dry bush and mountain ranges are unique to the Australian landscape.

‘Crocodile Dundee is a Comedy that exemplifies the traits of a true blue “aussie bloke”, unpretentious, tough, laid back and a larrikin. At the same time it includes some of the iconic images of the Australian outback.

There is no doubt that ‘Crocodile Dundee’ has put Australia on the map and has attracted great tourist interest on an international

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