In the years following the New Hollywood movement in America, Australia began making extreme waves in the world of cinema very similar to their western counterparts in Hollywood. Young Australian filmmakers began to notice how Hollywood directors of the late 60s were beginning to make more personal, artistic, and explicit films. In 1971, Australia introduced the “R” rating to their rating system and started offering more extreme tax cuts for films produced in the Land Down Under. All of this, combined, led to a wave of Australian filmmakers busting out of the woodwork in the early 1970’s, all eager to make more sexual, violent, and personal films! The result was the formation of the Australian New Wave!