Criterion Close-Up 23: Breaker Morant and Mr Johnson

This is the first Criterion Close-Up double feature. Mark and Aaron take a close look at two films from Bruce Beresford, released theatrically a decade apart and just recently as part of The Criterion Collection. We look at Breaker Morant and how it reconciled British Colonialism on both its subjects and enemies, and how it dispensed justice. We then look at Mister Johnson, which deals with colonial issues such as commerce and civilization. 

Outline:

0:00 – Intro 2:55 – Criterion Connection 5:00 – Overview of Show for CriterionCast Listeners 8:50 – Schedule Changes 10:15 – Changes to News 12:20 – What Have We Seen Lately? aka Short Takes 22:00 – Breaker Morant 1:15:15 – Mister Johnson

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