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This week on Remainders, Darren and Patrick cover the 2005 Australian western The Proposition.
Directed by John Hillcoat (The Road) with a screenplay and score by Nick Cave, the outback never looked or sounded so violent. The plot is simple but commanding: a vicious criminal must hunt down and kill his older brother in order to save his younger brother from execution.
The poetic nature of death and murder is nothing new to Nick Cave, and in The Proposition he goes hard on morality in an immoral world. We also dive into Cave’s post-punk roots and current status as artistic philosopher, the nature of grieving, the history of Australian subjugation, new book recommendations, Paul Thomas Anderson rankings, and wondering how Ray Winstone and Guy Pearce can act in a swarm without bug repellant. Australia…what fresh hell is this?