Meat pie Western

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Meat pie Western is a term used by some writers to describe an American Western-style movie or TV series set in the Australian outback.[1] It is a play on the expression "spaghetti Western", although unlike these Meat Pie Westerns are not set in North or Central America. The term is sometimes used to differentiate more Americanised Australian films from those with a more historical basis, such as ones about bushrangers.[2][3],

Another expression is "Kangaroo western".[4]

Examples include:

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  1. ^ Eric Reade, History and heartburn: the saga of Australian film, 1896-1978, Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1979 p 294
  2. ^ "HOLLYWOOD." The Australian Women's Weekly 4 Nov 1981: 157 accessed 28 Dec 2011
  3. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p 310
  4. ^ "RIDE TH COUN HE HIGH NTRY". Filmnews (Sydney, NSW : 1975 - 1995). Sydney, NSW: National Library of Australia. 1 September 1982. p. 8. Retrieved 24 December 2015.