Sound of Movies – The Wog Boy and The Dish

Sound of Movies – The Wog Boy and The Dish hosted by Ashley Wincer and Ann Pulbrook.  To listen to the audio podcast, press play above or press play below to watch the official trailers.

The Wog Boy (2000):

The Wog Boy is an Australian comedy starring Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Lucy Bell, Abi Tucker, Stephen Curry and Derryn Hinch.

Nick Giannopoulos plays Steve, an unemployed second-generation Greek Australian. Steve manages to get by, helping out here and there. His pride and joy is his fathers VF Valiant Pacer. While helping out a compensation-oriented neighbour, Steve has a minor car accident involving the Minister for Employment. Resulting in meeting Lucy Bell‘s character Celia, whom he is instantly attracted to but who initially hates him.  Followed by a nation wide attack on television by Derryn Hinch as the worst dole-bludger in Australia.  Steve turns the situation around to his advantage, and becomes famous as The Wog Boy.

I certainly enjoyed this movie, as I always enjoy getting my hands on Australian movies.  Unfortunately Australian movies seem to be becoming rare, so it was good to see these guys get together and make a good old Aussie movie.  I became quite a sucker for Australian movies when I was living in the United States.

The Dish (2000):

Sound of Movies - The Wog Boy and The Dish

The Dish is an Australian feature telling a semi-fictionalized story of the Parkes Observatory‘s role in relaying live television of man’s first steps on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

Starring Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton, Tom Long, Kevin Harrington and Roy Billing.

There is a museum located at The Dish in Parkes, New South Wales.  Inside you can see the set they used in the movie and it consisted of the actual NASA equipment used at The Dish during the Apollo 11 moon walk.  It is a great museum certainly worth checking out if you are passing through Parkes.

The Dish was added to my personal DVD collection as soon as it became available on DVD.  With an informative directors commentary track to go with it, it was worth purchasing.  If you enjoy Australian movies, this is certainly worth adding to your own personal movie collection.

This was my introduction to Patrick Warburton and have been seeing and hearing him (voice overs) in various roles since The Dish.  Although our favorite character is the Mayor of Parkes, played by Roy Billing.

Ann and I enjoyed both The Wog Boy and The Dish.  Although they are both very different Australian movies, they are both worth taking a look at, especially The Dish.  The music in The Wog Boy is interesting with some Greek influence.  The music in The Dish is certainly some of my favorite tunes to date considering all of the soundtracks we have played so far on The Sound of Movies.

We hope you enjoyed listening to this episode of the Sound of Movies – The Wog Boy and The Dish.  This episode of The Sound of Movies was broadcast from the Gippsland FM studios on Saturday December 19th 2015 at 12pm. 

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