Gallipoli Poster One Sheet Australian Original 1981 Mel Gibson Mark Lee
Australian One Sheet Poster Country Of Origin.Gallipoli is a 1981 Australian war drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Mel Gibson, Mark Lee and a host of other leading Australian actors. It is about several young men from rural Western Australia who enlist in the Australian Army during the First World War. They are sent to the peninsula of Gallipoli where they take part in the Gallipoli Campaign. During the course of the movie, the young men lose their innocence about the purpose of war. The climax of the movie occurs on the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli and depicts the futile attack at the Battle of the Nek on 7 August 1915.Gallipoli provides a faithful portrayal of life in Australia in the 1910s. It captures the ideals and character of the Australians who joined up to fight, as well as the conditions they endured on the battlefield. Gallipoli was filmed primarily in South Australia.The farewell ball scene was not in the original script but was an idea of Weir's during shooting. It cost an extra $60,000 to make. Weir cast Mel Gibson in the role of the cynical Frank Dunne, and newcomer Mark Lee was recruited to play the idealistic Archy Hamilton after participating in a photo session for the director. Gibson described the film as "Not really a war movie, that's just the backdrop. It's really the story of two young men". Gallipoli won 8 AFI (Australian Film Institute) Awards (Australia's versions of the Oscars including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe. The USA National Board Of Review in 1981 declared Gallipoli the winner out of its selection for that year.