The Bush Makes us Happy and Relaxed
The relaxed attitude towards life was explored in Hogans film Crocodile Dundee, especially when Dundee went to the centre of frenetic pace, New York City. When he gets there, his innocence breaks down the pretentions that exist. This "breaking" of New York is summed up by the video cover, which has Dundee bending the buildings of New York as if they were grasses in his native Northern Territory.
The relaxed vision of life is a frequent visitor to Australian films like Travelling North, Siam Sunset and Sunday Too Far Away. What unifies these picture is a sense that the Australian "bush" makes them worthwhile and happy human beings, as opposed to the mean and uncaring cities.