Bullseye

Bullseye (Carl Schultz, 1989) dp Dean Semler; Paul Goddard, Kathryn Walker, John Wood, Paul Chubb, Bruce Spence, Lynette Curran, John Meillon, Kerry Walker; cattle thieves in Qld head for SA; light entertainment based on actual event of 1860s; working title: Birdsville

This was shot in widescreen by Oscar-winning Dean Semler, but the only copy I could buy on DVD came prolly straight from videotape, in 4:3, and was virtually unwatchable.

... the photography ... is outstanding throughout: amazing landscapes of desolate desert country contrast with the low-key filming of the beautifully designed sets. Schultz's wild comic approach to the material goes overboard a couple of times, but generally he is right on target. This is certainly no gloomy trek through the desert; the film positively zips along ... Stratton: 70-71.


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