The Proposition

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 11:00
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A brilliant movie. Filmed around Winton Qld. Sunday night ABC. Watch it
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Reply By: Member - Porl - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 11:43

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 11:43
It's an historical gangster movie when there were no cars and everyone carried revolvers.

It's all set in the outback.

It's desert, flies, heat, guns, and bad men.

Quintessentially Australian.

Not for the kids.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 13:39

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 13:39
It may be a good film, but an "historical gangster film"???? Just when and where was the time in the Oz outback when everyone carried revolvers? I wont argue against a time however when a fair number of people in the Oz outback had rifles close at hand.
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Follow Up By: Member - Porl - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 13:49

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 13:49
Ok, "gangster" was the generic refence, perhaps "outlaw" is better.

The coppers had revolvers, the outlaws had them, I spose everyone else had rifles.

Anyhow, it's dramatized fiction, enjoy it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rowdy6032 (WA) - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 22:56

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 22:56
We don't hear much about it now but if you read some of the Explorers Diaries it was common for them to carry revolvers. The Border Expedition for instance. In Michael Terry's books he mentions the carrying of revolvers. I believe it was not uncommon on the WA goldfields to carry a revolver but cannot recall where I read it.
Hardly the American west but not uncommon.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mfewster(SA) - Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 06:51

Friday, Jan 08, 2010 at 06:51
I don't really want to make too much of this and I am not reflecting on whether or not it is a good film. I know police carried revolvers and have come across the odd reference to revolvers when reading historical stuff and had forgotten about explorers (thanks Rowdy). I just kind of react to a picture of Australian bush where pistols are packed in quick draw holsters of the USA kind as being 'historical".
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Reply By: benq - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 12:57

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 12:57
thanks . we'll be watching it . Cheers. GG
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Reply By: D200Dug- Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 13:49

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 13:49
http://www.infilm.com.au/?p=87

I believe it is a great film but given the script by Nick Cave and the brutal and gory promotion for it I will be watching something lighter and happier.

If nothing else is on my son gave me a box set of "Monty Python: the Lawyers cut"
for christmas.


I will be watching that.
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Follow Up By: Member - TJ (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 20:48

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 20:48
What is wrong with Nick Cave? He is one of Australia's and the Worlds most respected song writers. He makes a cameo appearance at the end of the film. Go Nick.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 20:58

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 20:58
Nothing and I have a lot of his music he is just a little on the dark side for some tastes. I have seen enough death and tragedy in the real world, I just personally don't like to watch it on TV as entertainment.

( My nephew played "Into your arms" as a bridal waltz at his wedding, it was and is such a beautiful song :)
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Follow Up By: Member - TJ (VIC) - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 21:47

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 21:47
Cheers D200Dug.
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 22:49

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 22:49
no problems
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Reply By: Member - ross m (WA) - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 15:59

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 15:59
Did the ABC show a edited version of The Proposition.
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 17:39

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2010 at 17:39
Don't know. You're not thinking of 3 Acts of Murder they showed a few months ago now, are you?
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Follow Up By: Member - ross m (WA) - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 13:22

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 13:22
No ,why?

Ive seen the Propostion several times. I thought they may have chopped the gory bits,like the heads exploding when hit by big calibre bullets.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:02

Thursday, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:02
Does member "Handy" star in it?
Hes a great big knife wielding ugly as a hat fall of A holes bushman from Winton.... Hahahahaha
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