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Let me get one thing straight before I start; I CANT STAND OPERA!!!!! BUT I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! A lot of people have stated that this movie is done in an Operatic style, while this is true the music used is not operatic in form, it is an absolutely gorgeous mix of Folk and Country music.
Those outside of Australia and New Zealand who absolutely enjoyed the style of music in this movie should know that Paul Kelly is the best Folk Singer ever in Australian history, which is the main reason why he pulls off the lead role so well. And Kelton Pell who plays the Aboriginal Tracker sings country music in the same soulful style as other accomplished Aboriginal Country artists like Archie Roach. If many Americans think Keith Urban is the best Australian Country Music Artist they have heard they should listen to some Aboriginal Country music, it is so magical and moving that it blows artists like Urban away.
While a lot of people have made mention of how great the score of this movie is (and believe me it is brilliant) the visuals that accompany the score are just as beautiful and haunting.
Unfortunately this movie never got that much of a wide release and deserves so much more than the paltry handful of votes that it has got.
I own this movie on DVD and it has an excellent 5.1 mix with the best center channel mixing I have ever heard, Paul Kelly's and Kelton Pell's vocals seem to be booming out of the TV screen.
If you only hire or buy one Movie this year make it this one and if you find it hard to find don't give up searching for it you will be rewarded handsomely if you do.
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