Indecent Proposal Review and Blu Ray Features
7 April 1993
Behind the Scene and other Major Plot Points
Director argued that he wanted Moore to show vulnerability
Director Adrian Lyne and star Demi Moore often fought on set over her character, with Woody Harrelson trying to be mediator between the two. Lyne had argued that he wanted Moore to show vulnerability, while the actress defended herself. It was later while Lyne was editing the film that he realized she was portraying what he wanted all along, which he soon apologized to the actress
Million Dollar Club?
i personally think it wasn’t real
he probably just made it up to let her go
the driver said there was a couple thousand members (billions of $$$?)
who in the right mind would spend that much money
anyone else have any thoughts on this?
First off, Shackelford did NOT say there were a couple thousand members, he said there were a couple dozen. But I do agree, that I don’t think there was any sort of club because Shackelford didn’t seem to know what Gage was talking about when he asked about it. It was just a story to let Dee go
From what I can remember, it was pretty obvious that Redford’s character was making it up. Even Demi’s character knew that he was lying — it was his way of saying “I’m letting you go,” and she understood that and thanked him — hence the kiss. Otherwise, he would’ve gotten a beating.
Good Romantic Film
There is nothing like a good romantic film that makes you think long after the movie is finished. The plot of this film is one that we all can relate to. Two high school sweethearts who face struggles go to Vegas to bet in all in hopes of financial freedom. Although they lost it all they are approached by a billionaire who offers one night with David’s (Woody) wife (Demi) in exchange for one million dollars.
Indecent proposal is the type of film that makes you look within when it comes to your current or past relationship.
Themes used in the film
This film uses many themes throughout such as human relationships. Any person willing to offer money for sex with another mans wife clearly is suffering from human relationship problems. Morals are also put to the test not only for David and Diana relationship. But also for John (Robert Redford) who plays the role of the billionaire. All three major actors and actress are placed in hard decision, which test their morals. While lying in the bed David and Diana discuss rather or not take up John on his offer. At that point you notice how the lighting changes dim and dark. As if this begins the start of darkness for the high school sweethearts.
Theme – Truth about couples in coming of age
I would like to end by saying although Diana and David marriage was put to the test one theme that tells the truth about this couple is coming of age. No matter what good or bad times two people who truly love each other can overcome all things. And always remember money cannot buy you or anyone love.
Example of great film making
The film is not only a romantic experience, but an example of great film-making. The photography, lighting, scenery, costumes, colors, performances, and especially John Barry’s magical score, all add up to make an extremely high quality film. You may criticize the film based on your own political opinions, but do not criticize the music or photography! It is rare to see a film with such gorgeous style.
“Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex, and vital.” – Oscar Wilde
There have been only a few films in the last decade which divided audiences more, but since INDECENT PROPOSAL has never really been considered the serious drama that it is, the arguments are not very heated. The politics in the film offend some, enthrall others.
The film is about the conflict of love vs. money, monogamy vs. promiscuity, romance vs. cynicism. These are all subjects many people have very personal opinions about. What is love? What is important for a relationship to be a success? Can you love more than one person? Can love be bought? These questions were meant to stir the pot, and they certainly helped INDECENT PROPOSAL succeed at the box office.
The film, instead of leaving those timeless questions open, as many contemporary films do, instead comes to a conclusion. The conclusion is a very romantic one, and it will not be popular among hardened cynics. The movie tells us love prevails, and although love may not always prevail in real life, it is important to note that it sometimes does. In INDECENT PROPOSAL, love and trust and monogamy win out over the decadence of the millionaire and his “offer.” It is an optimistic conclusion, and an extremely satisfying and joyful conclusion for the romantics of the world.
RT/Meta Critic Review
A film that is at times laughable yet at the same time, over 15 years after its release, its premise is still up for debate and discussion. (Click here to see)
Solid Filmmaking and Solid Performances (Client Morris/Movie Hole)
Indecent Proposal makes its high definition debut with a 1080p, 1.78:1-framed transfer. Heavy grain dominates most every shot. Viewers will note above-average levels of detail throughout, particularly in several interior kitchen shots of David and Diana’s home. Detail never fluctuates much between the foreground and background; objects appear generally sharp in both areas of the frame, though close-up shots don’t particularly stand out as strikingly impressive. The many interior casino shots also don’t showcase an abundance of fine detail. Appearing slightly hazy, textures and depth don’t particularly impress, but they don’t necessarily look bad, either. Colors do tend to stand out, a few bright, outdoor scenes later in the picture reveal strong hues, but the aforementioned casino sequences don’t revel in the abundance of colors one might expect of them. Flesh tones remain a neutral shade throughout, but blacks occasionally devour background details. All in all, this isn’t a bad transfer. It’s not exactly handsome, either, but it is rendered well enough on Blu-ray.
Indecent Proposal arrives on Blu-ray with a Dolby TrueHD 5.1 lossless soundtrack. This front-heavy mix never stands above the crowd. Ambient casino noise spreads out across the front to good effect, with beeps, buzzes, patron chatter, and the coins spilling out of slot machines playing well here and there. However, there is no sense of total immersion into the experience as the rear channels rarely come out to support the front. A few outdoor scenes midway through the picture feature the faint sounds of rustling grass, a blowing breeze, or a dog barking in the distance. Once again, the experience doesn’t necessarily impress but the results don’t surprise considering Indecent Proposal‘s early 1990s roots. A few effects do pour into the back speakers on occasion, but they rest for most of the two hours for this one. Music plays clearly enough and dialogue never sounds muffled. Indecent Proposal offers up a suitable soundtrack that supports the film’s basic sonic needs but does little else.
Certainly not sporting a million-dollar supplemental package, Indecent Proposal fails to seduce buyers seeking a long list of extras on the back of the box. All that is included here is a middling commentary track with Director Adrian Lyne. He dryly delivers a plethora of information, including shooting locales, shooting around casino rules and requests, working with the legendary Robert Redford, why he likes particular scenes, and more. Though plagued by some gaps, the track flows well enough and fans of the picture, its director, or both should enjoy it.