Casual mentions of Australia in films

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worbod

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In Event Horizon Sam Neill speaks with his natural accent and plays an Australian doctor/astronaut. On the left shoulder of his uniform you can see an Australian flag with the Aboriginal flag occupying the place of the Union Jack. I'm not sure when pushes to change the Australian flag first became popular but this film is from 1997 and you would think Neill had a say in that particular flag design being part of his character's uniform.
 

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In Event Horizon Sam Neill speaks with his natural accent and plays an Australian doctor/astronaut. On the left shoulder of his uniform you can see an Australian flag with the Aboriginal flag occupying the place of the Union Jack. I'm not sure when pushes to change the Australian flag first became popular but this film is from 1997 and you would think Neill had a say in that particular flag design being part of his character's uniform.
It's probably to do with the real possibility of Australia becoming a republic sometime in the future and around the time holding a referendum, which happened in 99. I do recall the Aboriginal flag and the Southern cross merge being a widely proposed new flag design at the time.

It certainly didn't go unnoticed when I saw the film in the cinema.
 

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In Inside Man a hostage/suspect is being interrogated by the detectives. He’s asked where he’s from and says Armenia. Well not really he was from Brooklyn but his parents are Armenian. He then says he’s never been to Armenia, Albania or even Australia.


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