A WESTERN DOWN UNDER
If you like good westerns, particular those in the more complex, grittier, tradition of John Ford
and Clint Eastwood
, I recommend The Proposition
, set in the late 19th century Australian Outback. The themes and characters, along with the juxtaposition of tentative gentility with easy violence, are immediately recognizable beneath the thin veneer of far-flung Imperial Britain." This land will be civilized".