Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman star in a romantic action
Official Web Site & Movie Trailers: http://www.australiamovie.com/
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham, Jack Thompson, Bryan Brown
With AUSTRALIA, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, writer-director Baz Luhrmann is painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle.
AUSTRALIA, from visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, is an epic and romantic action adventure, set in that country on the explosive brink of World War II. In it, an English aristocrat (Kidman) travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local (Jackman) and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world's most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by the Japanese forces that attacked Pearl Harbor. With his new film, Luhrmann is painting on a vast canvas, creating a cinematic experience that brings together romance, drama, adventure and spectacle. It's an adventure as epic as the land in which its story unfolds.
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Photo credit: James Fisher
TASMANIA: THE MOVIE BIGGER THAN AUSTRALIA
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (November 24, 2008) - Baz Luhrmann's epic movie, Australia, opens in theatres across North America this week and Tourism Tasmania will ensure Australia's Natural State has a supporting role with the launch of a viral marketing campaign, Tasmania: The Movie, after the island state was left off the map in promotion movie posters.
Even though Tasmania is a small island, it has a big story to tell. Leveraging the hype surrounding Australia, Tourism Tasmania has conceived a witty complement to the movie's advertising campaign, creating its own fictitious movie Tasmania - Bigger than Australia. The website, www.TasmaniaTheMovie.com, emulates a dedicated movie micro-site featuring teasers and trailers along with Tasmania vacation ideas echoing the themes of transformation, adventure against the island's iconic landscapes.
"Our intention was to take advantage of the excitement created by the movie with humour and cheeky Aussie wit. We also wanted to remind the world that Tasmania is still part of Australia and one of the country's most appealing tourism destinations," said Tasmania's Minister for Tourism, Michelle O'Byrne, MP.
North Americans interested in receiving a FREE Tasmania Holiday Planner to learn more about Tasmania, can e-mail [email protected] For additional information on travel to Tasmania, visit www.DiscoverTasmania.com or contact your travel planner to book your vacation.