Review - Cool Cool, by Anonymous
Cosy Cool is yet another fantastic
film by Australian film director, Gary Young.
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I walked into the video shop for the sale, I never
thought I would find such a unique movie like
'Cosy Cool'. I originally picked it out because
of it's home-movie-like photocopied cover and
the movie's tag line, "HANG ON BABY
IT'S A WILD RIDE". Looking at the back I
saw stereotypical blurbs about people that are
'different' and that they make easy targets.
movie was made in Australia during the seventies
(completed 1978) and you really have to watch
it two or three times to really understand it.
Not that it has any big underlying meaning (or
if it does everyone one who I've shown the movie
to hasn't seen one), but the sound it terrible
and you must turn the volume right up and listen
closely if you want to decipher what the actors
set in the seventies, it give a good insight to
what life was like back then, with many examples
of huge sideburns, turtle-neck jumpers and old
Holdens and Fords. The basic storyline is extremely
hard to follow, but I think I had worked out what
is going on but not why. It is about two 'different'
bikers who win a thousand dollars and an auto
show for their bikes. The main character, Cosy
Cool (played by Gary Young), then goes out and
spends most of it on cocaine; this is the only
reference to this in the whole movie and nothing
more of his drug habit is shown.
there they go and camp by a river and meet some
girls and frolic around a bit before Cosy and
his friend dump them and head back onto the road.
Between scenes of Cosy and Gracious Grytt (his
friend) there is a scene of two guys talking about
luring Cosy and Gracious to Sackville for an unknown
reason. We later find out that this is to frame
them for the murder of two girls who were really
sacrificed during a dark occult ritual.
the Sackville posse chases the two bikers for
a while before catching them and shooting them
both while they were trying to help a couple they
made crash (by accident, of cause). The movie
ends with the Comanchero bikies striding menacingly
towards the posse with rifles and chains at the
ready. A prologue follows this detailing the fates'
of the main characters of the movie; it is during
this time that it hints that the movie is a true
the plot is nothing special, it is still a very
entertaining because of the terrible editing.
The editors decided to include some scenes twice,
probably to save on production costs by including
the same scene more than one and change the voice
over. They also include at least 20 minutes of
drag racing and cars at a motor show. One memorable
scene is one where Cosy is trying to do a wheelie
and ends up stacking his bike on the side of the
road. This wouldn't be too noticeable normally,
but the next scene is exactly the same except
he doesn't crash.
you saw Cosy Cool just once, you probably wouldn't
understand it at all. However, after a few viewings,
the film grows on you and you as you being to
understand just what it going on and you notice
other inconsistencies and other funny moments.
One last thing that is noticeable is the sound
track; one song, Red, Green and Yellow will be
stuck in your head for days after viewing.
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