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Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:36 pm
by MFP 2020
Dale, thank you SO MUCH for sharing your pictures. They're really a treat, and bring back the feelings of "otherness" I felt the first time I watched Mad Max (in 1980). I knew there was something different about the movie--the cars, the locations, the overall vibe--and it was only after I learned it was filmed in Australia that I realized why it was so different. I have one question for you: How does it feel to have had a hand in putting Australia on the world stage, film-wise?

Alan, you're a poet and didn't know it. Lemme see what I can do with it.

"I wonder how many were there that day
who live in Clunes with pics tucked away"

;)

Curtis

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:38 am
by Donut Dale
MadMaxImages wrote:Dale, thank you SO MUCH for sharing your pictures. They're really a treat, and bring back the feelings of "otherness" I felt the first time I watched Mad Max (in 1980). I knew there was something different about the movie--the cars, the locations, the overall vibe--and it was only after I learned it was filmed in Australia that I realized why it was so different. I have one question for you: How does it feel to have had a hand in putting Australia on the world stage, film-wise?

Lucky to have been involved, but I reckon Aussie land had it's finger in the pie even before Max.

cruzn2the max wrote:great pics dale

it makes you wonder how many other people that were there that day,
who live in clunes and have pics tucked away

alan


MadMaxImages wrote:Alan, you're a poet and didn't know it. Lemme see what I can do with it.

"I wonder how many were there that day
who live in Clunes with pics tucked away"

;)

Curtis

Very funny Curtis. I don't think anyone else would have picked up on Alan's two lines the way you did.
(Having been fortunate enough to meet Alan recently, I can honestly say he is a top bloke, and I don't think he's a poet).
;)

Now I can't resist a follow on to the poem theme ...

"We invaded their township, those two days in Clunes;
The townsfolk came over, to check out the hoons.

There were many observing, including some chicks,
To rub shoulders, get autographs and take a few pics."


Dale Bensch

Mad Max Stunt Team
Clunes, November 1977.

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:54 pm
by Donut Dale
The last of my Mad Max snaps from the shoot in 1977 ...

(As I said in a previous post, these and the last 7 were actually compliments of a girl in Clunes who kindly posted them to me way back then.
She and her friends were around 16 or 17 years old at the time. Many thanks to her, whoever and wherever she is):


Nico and Norton rider



Cheers,
Dale Bensch

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:18 pm
by Donut Dale
By the way ...
Back on the road again after about 24 years (highly inspired by recent contact with some Mad Max cast, crew, fans and replica owners. All good!):

See ya on the road scags!
:D

Dale Bensch

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:34 pm
by cruzn2the max
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Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:30 am
by toecutter
Dale,

just out of curiosity - what footy team is that jumper youre wearing ?

(carn the bullants!)

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:35 am
by Donut Dale
toecutter wrote:Dale,

just out of curiosity - what footy team is that jumper youre wearing ?

(carn the bullants!)


At the time they were the Vigilanties MCC jumpers. There was the occasional footy match against mainly the Sidecar Club as I recall.
(They were sort of borrowed. Or should I say it was a long term hire "arrangement"? Something along those lines anyway).

A few people have mentioned "this and that" team having the same jumpers, but the one I had on at Clunes (which I still have) originated in a northern suburb of Melbourne.

Dale

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:39 pm
by roadwarriormfp
Nico and Norton rider (Sandy?)

Dale, the girl with Nic is the one who appears as part of the "bigger" bikie gang?
A female with black leathers can be seen standing with the other members when the toecutter rides off chasing the shagpile mobile... :D

Glad you kept the photos... the whole town sence seems like a barrel of fun!

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:22 pm
by zboy again
Awesome pics Dale :D

Great too see you enjoying the new bike too ;)

Re: Donut Dale Little River 08

PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:23 pm
by MFP 2020
The guy in the brown jacket is (according to IMDb) Hunter Gibb, who plays Lair (or The Lair), the driver of the red Chevy. Evidently his TV/movie career was short. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0316458/ (I didn't really appreciate her until I saw MM again on the big screen, but the Lair's girlfriend, Kim Sullivan, was a cutie pie!)

The guy in the red jacket is...well, IMDb is no help with that. Could be any one of the actors listed without character names: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079501/fullcredits#cast