littlek
 
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Reply Sun 30 Oct, 2005 10:39 pm
Wellll, it's not new, but I just watched Rabbit Proof Fence. Sigh.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 02:32 am
It's good, though.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 06:40 am
littlek wrote:
Wellll, it's not new, but I just watched Rabbit Proof Fence. Sigh.


Sigh, indeed, k.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 07:08 pm
It was very good. Was the tracker intentionally not trying very hard, or was that just my imagination?
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 08:50 pm
It's been quite a while since I saw the film, k & sorry, the details elude me. Could well have been, though.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 08:56 pm
The man had an amazing face. I think there was the faintest hint of a smile a couple times when the girls eluded the men.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 09:10 pm
Ah, that was Gulpilil, k! A living Oz national treasure! Very Happy Yes, he's got a very beautiful & expressive face, even as he ages & gets a bit craggy. :wink: You might remember his beautiful, younger self in Storm Boy?

http://www.urbancinefile.com.au/home/view.asp?a=5769&s=Reviews
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 09:18 pm
Indeed, I imagine he is a national treasure! I looked up a fan site of his and see he was in croc dundee (I thought he looked familiar) and that they shafted him a bit for his role in that movie. I'll look for the other movies of his. I have to say, we don't have a slew of Aussie films for renting around here! There's always the internet!
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 09:23 pm
Have you seen my very, very favourite from a few years ago, k? Like about 5 or 6 years, I think? ...: Lantana? If not, I thoroughly recommend it! Plus when Look Both Ways, the film I mentioned first in this thread, comes your way, do see that one, too! A wonderful film! Very Happy
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 09:29 pm
I will start a list of titles which I can check at my rental place. If I can't find them there, I'll look elsewhere.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 09:40 pm
Good idea, k! You won't be sorry! :wink:
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 10:09 pm
I know I won't!
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 31 Oct, 2005 10:19 pm
Very Happy
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Tue 7 Feb, 2006 06:49 pm
littlek wrote:
Wellll, it's not new, but I just watched Rabbit Proof Fence. Sigh.


I just saw that film this afternoon. It really was an eye opener for me. Knowing little about Australia, and its history, I found this true story rather disturbing. The arrogance of the government, and the nuns who stripped the native children of their heritage, was disgusting. The sense that I got was that these "good folks" really believed that they were doing these children a favor.
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 01:59 am
Phoenix32890 wrote:
littlek wrote:
Wellll, it's not new, but I just watched Rabbit Proof Fence. Sigh.


I just saw that film this afternoon. It really was an eye opener for me. Knowing little about Australia, and its history, I found this true story rather disturbing. The arrogance of the government, and the nuns who stripped the native children of their heritage, was disgusting. The sense that I got was that these "good folks" really believed that they were doing these children a favor.


But, of course, they were misguided, Phoenix. Extremely misguided. As many of us realize. That's one of the great little Oz films that informs people (who may not have been fully aware) about what cruelty was actually done to aboriginal people in Australia. Awful history, but an excellent film!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 02:38 am
Phoenix32890 wrote:
littlek wrote:
Wellll, it's not new, but I just watched Rabbit Proof Fence. Sigh.


I just saw that film this afternoon. It really was an eye opener for me. Knowing little about Australia, and its history, I found this true story rather disturbing. The arrogance of the government, and the nuns who stripped the native children of their heritage, was disgusting. The sense that I got was that these "good folks" really believed that they were doing these children a favor.


Yep....just like the "Indian schools" in the USA and Canada.

Thing is, the lesson is that "good folks" now may be doing the same thing.


Life is infinitely complex and slippery.


Of course, some were not "good folks" at all, but cruel and sadistic predators.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 06:57 am
I don't want to go on a religious rant, but it appears to me that both in North America and Australia, one of the goals in what was done was in the service of introducing the native peoples to Christianity, and "saving" their souls! Rolling Eyes
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 8 Feb, 2006 02:47 pm
Oh, indeed.
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msolga
 
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Reply Thu 9 Feb, 2006 01:10 am
No doubt about that, Phoenix.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 20 Feb, 2006 05:29 pm
I just saw this film this past weekend. That girls story was inspiring. And to think she did it twice! In the end they got her and ripped her own children from her, unfortunately.

I can't belive this program went on until the 1970's!
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