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Art House Lament

It is a shame for fans of westerns, great film, or Nick Cave that The Proposition has not been given a wider release. It is awesome, and deserves greater attention than it has been afforded. The score, acting, cinematography, sound editing, and direction are all masterful. The script's not bad, either. If you have the chance to see and don't, you will be doing yourself great disservice.

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  1. So when will you confess you = THO?

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  2. By itself, that comment would be strange. It is even more confusing for being in a topic having aught else to do with GameFAQs. Thus, my response:

    Zuh?

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