Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘drinking’

21 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

A

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie feature film – 1972

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie was a hugely popular satire with Australian and British audiences, partly because it conformed so well with each country’s view of the other.

Australian Rules feature film – 2002

This drama, with its racism theme, in turn sparked very heated debate about white filmmakers telling stories with Indigenous content.

Australia Today – Lucky Strike at Larkinville, WA and other segments newsreel – 1938

Segments in this newsreel cover gold prospecting in Western Australia; deadly Australian snakes; and proposals for the extension of pub drinking hours.

B

Bit of Black Business – Custard short film – 2007

A young woman’s grandfather has died. She returns to Stradbroke Island to comfort her grandmother and discover the truth about her grandfather’s death.

Blue Heelers – A Woman’s Place television program – 1993

This first episode of Blue Heelers combines police drama with soap elements and introduces us to the show’s key country locations and the central 'family’ of contrasting characters.

Buddies feature film – 1983

Buddies is a comedy, dressed up as a frontier romance, and it is relatively unknown and underrated.

C

Caddie feature film – 1976

Caddie is a powerfully emotional statement of the ways in which women outside marriage were socially and economically disadvantaged in the period between the wars.

Cold Turkey short feature – 2002

This short feature is told in a series of flashbacks and flashforwards because the lead character suffers from blackouts.

D

Don’s Party feature film – 1976

The off-stage bedroom scenes in the original play became on-screen sex in this film, and the male characters got naked not just drunk.

H

The Hayseeds feature film – 1933

This is the seventh and last film about a comical rural family known as the Hayseeds — it is also the first with sound.

L

The Last of the Knucklemen feature film – 1979

Near the remote town of Andamooka a group of opal miners work for Tarzan, a tough foreman known as ‘the last of the knucklemen’ for his fighting abilities.

M

Mad Bastards feature film – 2011

TJ returns to the Kimberley region of Western Australia to try and reconnect with his teenage son.

A Matter of Taste advertisement – c1954

This 1950s ad for Schweppes focuses on the drinks in the context of entertaining, socialising and recreation, rather than the science behind the 'Schweppervescent’ bubbles.

Mystery Island feature film – 1937

Two of the principal actors disappeared at sea after filming finished and what became of them is still unknown.

N

Nobby’s Nuts advertisement – 1988

This 1988 television and cinema advertisement for Nobby’s Nuts combines animation and live action with great flair.

O

The Odd Angry Shot feature film – 1979

Australia’s role in Vietnam was still a raw issue when this film emerged and some criticised it for not condemning that involvement.

P

Praise feature film – 1998

Praise has alcohol and tobacco, acid and heroin, sex and oblivion and is like a grungy version of Last Tango in Paris.

A Pub With No Beer music – 1957

Slim Dusty’s original recording from 1957 of one of his most famous songs.

S

Smiley feature film – 1956

A mischievous boy in a small town tries to reform himself, in order to earn a bicycle.

Sunshine Sally feature film – 1922

The working-class Sally falls in love with the adopted son of wealthy parents from whom she was kidnapped as a child.

T

They’re a Weird Mob feature film – 1966

An Italian sports journalist arrives in Australia to find his cousin’s new magazine for migrant Italians has folded. He soon gets a job as a builder’s labourer, learns to talk and drink like an Australian, and falls in love with an Australian girl.