We were of two minds about putting up a Christmas post this year. This isn't a bah humbug kind of thing, it's just there is so much available on television at the moment and nothing new that really grabbed us. We all know the classics and CPL has a great selection, so rather than post suggestions, just pop into our catalogue and have a look see at the hundreds of Christmas titles we have.
So let's go a less traditonal route and have a look at a very good western.
Don’t be fooled by the number of rotten tomatoes that The Proposition received. This is a graphically violent, but thoughtful western set in the dramatic landscape of the Australian outback. Cave’s character is captured when he misses his band of outlaws' escape and the Sherriff offers him freedom in exchange for assistance in the capture of one of the other outlaws: his psychopathic brother.
We watch and wonder whose side Cave’s character is on as the pursuit unfolds. We also see the impact of 19th century colonialism on the aboriginal population. The soundtrack, given Nick Cave’s involvement, is awesome.
Fun Fact: Did you know Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds did music for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1?