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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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Seven children wander the streets of Melbourne at night, while their mothers await their return.

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Works about this Work

Reconciliation and the History Wars in Australian Cinema Felicity Collins , 2011-2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Exhuming Passions : The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia 2012; (p. 207-222)
'When The Proposition ( a UK/Australia co-production, directed by John Hillcoat and scripted by Nick Cave) was released in 2005, film reviewers had no qualms about claiming this spectacular saga of colonial violence on the Queensland frontier as a 'history' film. A reviewer on BBC Radio 4 described The Proposition as 'a bushranger Western...set in violent 1880s Australian outback exposing the bitter racial tensions between English and Irish settlers. A Sunday Times review declared that 'Australia's brutal post-colonial history is stripped of all the lies in a bloody clash of cultures between the British police, the Irish bushrangers and the Aborigines.' Foregrounding the film's revisionist spectacle of colonial violence, an Australian reviewer predicted that, despite 'scenes of throat-cutting torture, rape and exploding heads...The Proposition could be the most accurate look at our national history yet'. (Author's introduction, 207)
All in the Family : Three Australian Female Directors Brian McFarlane , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 69 no. 3 2010; (p. 82-88)
'By any standards, apart perhaps from box-office takings, 2009 was a banner year for Australian films. There were Balibo and Samson and Delilah, Disgrace and Last Ride, but what is really impressive is that three of the most memorable entries in this memorable year were directed by women, in an industry where direction has long been dominated by men.' (p82)
Motherhood Lights up Tales of Ordinary People 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 July 2009; (p. 5)
Actors Explore Mother-Child Bond 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 July 2009; (p. 26)
Taking on Motherhood in a Tale of Grit and Grace John Mangan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 September 2009; (p. 14)
Separation Anxiety Rachel Olding , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 September 2009; (p. 11)
Blessed Wins Screenplay Award in Spain 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 September 2009; (p. 4)
Blessed Writing 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 28 September 2009; (p. 13)
*Blessed wins best screenplay prize at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 September 2009; (p. 17)
Encounter with Ana Kokkinos Paul Kalina , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 10 October 2009; (p. 10)
Resisting Tarantino Brian McFarlane , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2009 - January 2010 no. 317 2009; (p. 45-47)
Samson and Delilah and Other Great Stories Tim Kroenert , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 18 December vol. 19 no. 24 2009;
Blessed Be the Children Des Partridge , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 August 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Natural Mother Marie-Christine Sourris , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 23 August 2009; (p. 4)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
When Parenthood Is a Mixed Blessing Tim Kroenert , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 11 September vol. 19 no. 17 2009;

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Tapping into the Mother Lode Philippa Hawker , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 September 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Film of the Week Tom Ryan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 September 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Count Your Blessings David Stratton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 September 2009; (p. 16)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Behind the Teens Sandra Hall , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 September 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Sad Tales Sensitively Told Jane Freebury , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 September 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Blessed Be the Children Des Partridge , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 August 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Natural Mother Marie-Christine Sourris , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 23 August 2009; (p. 4)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
When Parenthood Is a Mixed Blessing Tim Kroenert , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 11 September vol. 19 no. 17 2009;

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Tapping into the Mother Lode Philippa Hawker , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 September 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Film of the Week Tom Ryan , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 September 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Count Your Blessings David Stratton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 September 2009; (p. 16)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Behind the Teens Sandra Hall , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 September 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Sad Tales Sensitively Told Jane Freebury , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 September 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Now Showing Des Partridge , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 - 13 September 2009; (p. 8)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Film Phil Brown , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , no. 752 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Blessed Andrew Bovell Patricia Cornelius Melissa Reeves Christos Tsiolkas 2009 single work film/TV
Motherhood Lights up Tales of Ordinary People 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 July 2009; (p. 5)
Actors Explore Mother-Child Bond 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 26 July 2009; (p. 26)
Taking on Motherhood in a Tale of Grit and Grace John Mangan , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 6 September 2009; (p. 14)
Separation Anxiety Rachel Olding , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 September 2009; (p. 11)
Blessed Wins Screenplay Award in Spain 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 September 2009; (p. 4)
Blessed Writing 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Illawarra Mercury , 28 September 2009; (p. 13)
*Blessed wins best screenplay prize at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 September 2009; (p. 17)
Encounter with Ana Kokkinos Paul Kalina , 2009 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 10 October 2009; (p. 10)
Resisting Tarantino Brian McFarlane , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2009 - January 2010 no. 317 2009; (p. 45-47)
Samson and Delilah and Other Great Stories Tim Kroenert , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 18 December vol. 19 no. 24 2009;
All in the Family : Three Australian Female Directors Brian McFarlane , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 69 no. 3 2010; (p. 82-88)
'By any standards, apart perhaps from box-office takings, 2009 was a banner year for Australian films. There were Balibo and Samson and Delilah, Disgrace and Last Ride, but what is really impressive is that three of the most memorable entries in this memorable year were directed by women, in an industry where direction has long been dominated by men.' (p82)
Reconciliation and the History Wars in Australian Cinema Felicity Collins , 2011-2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Exhuming Passions : The Pressure of the Past in Ireland and Australia 2012; (p. 207-222)
'When The Proposition ( a UK/Australia co-production, directed by John Hillcoat and scripted by Nick Cave) was released in 2005, film reviewers had no qualms about claiming this spectacular saga of colonial violence on the Queensland frontier as a 'history' film. A reviewer on BBC Radio 4 described The Proposition as 'a bushranger Western...set in violent 1880s Australian outback exposing the bitter racial tensions between English and Irish settlers. A Sunday Times review declared that 'Australia's brutal post-colonial history is stripped of all the lies in a bloody clash of cultures between the British police, the Irish bushrangers and the Aborigines.' Foregrounding the film's revisionist spectacle of colonial violence, an Australian reviewer predicted that, despite 'scenes of throat-cutting torture, rape and exploding heads...The Proposition could be the most accurate look at our national history yet'. (Author's introduction, 207)
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