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Beautiful Kate is a Australian drama film directed by Rachel Ward and starring Ben . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Download as PDF · Printable version. (Gregg's secret: Cliff didn't die with Kate in the crash; he committed suicide.) Kirkus Book Reviews He remembers the tension that came with teen-dom, Cliff turning puritanical while beautiful Kate rebelled against the. LibraryThing Review. User Review - DaveWilde - LibraryThing. Thornburgh's Beautiful Kate is a mind-blowing clever masterpiece of literary creativity. Somehow.

Living in isolation, and feeling sexual, to whom does your attention turn? The film Beautiful Kate shows some of that beauty and isolation and confusion; and little things—such as a jar of vapor rub—bring back memories for Ned.

Ben Mendelsohn as Ned has an intelligent but tormented, weary face. Maeve Dermody as Toni is sensual, fun-loving, decent, but immature, which does not mean that she is incapable of recognizing or responding to the truth.

The father says he has heart disease and accepts that he is dying. Ned recalls Kate with a rifle shooting at sheep on the farm. Hours pass and the sister, Sally, goes to work at the clinic, and when Bruce interrupts him and Ned says he is working—Bruce queries, Work?

There are things the father does not know or understand. It is fascinating, though inevitable, to think that the father, ever so critical, created a family that contains secrets that are beyond him; but, then again, certain secrets are beyond almost everyone. Sally says they might kill each other, and Toni says she would risk it.

Sally then announces to Ned that she is going away for a few days. Toni can seem foolish, involved with the wrong man, out of her depth—but her instincts are sound and when we see her response to Bruce, we see another aspect of her character.


Left alone, Bruce falls and wets himself, and Toni comes in, lifts him onto the bed, and places a large towel over his groin before changing his pajamas, demonstrating strength and a concern for the dignity of another person that we might not have guessed.

The father asks why a girl like her is involved with an older man; it is an honest question as well as a malicious one—it is easy to see he is sabotaging his son.

Before he leaves, he tells Sally that Bruce died never knowing that she was his greatest achievement. Don't take it, for Ward's tough-minded and uniquely Australian version of Southern Gothic does reward your perseverance by at last making you care.

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Beautiful Kate by Newton Thornburg

Log In. Toggle navigation MENU. Email Address.The film deals with one of those big taboos — sibling incest. I do though have a small quibble with the story. I found Beautiful Kate to be an incredible piece of writing but it is very unsettling and one should not go in and expect light reading.

Cliff didn't die with Kate in the crash; he committed suicide.

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It is a mystery. More filters. After Ned's refusal to have further sexual relations with Kate, Kate instigates a fight between the brothers by suggesting that Ned made unwanted advances towards her.

She tells Ned she believes that Cliff's guilt from his part in Kate's death was multiplied knowing he had committed incest. The script was adapted from a book by the American novelist Newton Thornburg, whose Cutter and Bone was filmed by the Czech director Ivan Passer as Cutter's Way in , but I also found echoes of William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams — two other writers who knew a lot about bullying patriarchs, recalcitrant sons and wayward daughters.

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