The Dressmaker’s scoreboard

The Dressmaker, the gorgeous new film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Sarah Snook, Hugo Weaving  and many more, includes an early scene of a game of country footy. The game is a Grand Final between the flag favourites, Winyerp and Dungatar, the hometown team of the film’s central character Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet).

The scene highlights, in a very blokey setting, the power of  beautiful dresses (made and worn by Tilly) and the distractions of female allure.

Vin Maskell at Scoreboard Pressure couldn’t help but notice, despite Winslet’s considerable charms, that there was a good old-fashioned 1950s scoreboard in some of the shots.

So Vin contacted the props department and got the low-down on the making of the scoreboard and the filming of the footy scene,  at Jung Recreation Reserve in the Wimmera.

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  1. great story. great film.

  2. Yvette Wroby says

    Excellent piece of observation and follow through. Loved the movie. Best one I’d seen for ages.

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