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Meat pie Western

Meat pie Western is a slang term to used 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". The terms is used to differentiate more Americanised Australian films from those with a more historical basis, such as ones about bushrangers.[2][3]

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  1. ^ , Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1979 p 294History and heartburn: the saga of Australian film, 1896-1978Eric Reade,
  2. ^ 4 Nov 1981: 157The Australian Women's Weekly"HOLLYWOOD." 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
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