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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 13 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 4302 ..

MR HUMPHRIES (continuing):

the way of loans. I thought that, after a hard slog in this chamber this year, members might like to enjoy some movies at home, so I have obtained some movies for members to take home and enjoy over the coming week.

Ms Carnell: From Fyshwick?

MR HUMPHRIES: None from Fyshwick. I will go through them fairly quickly. Some members are not here, so they will miss out on their movies; but that does not matter. For Ms Tucker I was going to get How Green Was My Valley, but that would not have been satisfactory to her as there is only a singular green in that. On account of the fact that she has lost Ms Horodny, I thought she might enjoy Home Alone.

I do not know why, but I thought Mr Quinlan might enjoy Mutiny on the Bounty. For Mr Stefaniak, I found a movie called The Substitute. The subtitle of that is "The most dangerous thing about school used to be the students". For you, Mr Speaker, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest seems appropriate, given your performance and your presiding over this chamber.

I thought originally that Kindergarten Cop would be a nice movie for Mr Rugendyke to watch. In the end, on account of his being an Independent, I thought The Power of One would be good for him. For Mr Stanhope, Conspiracy Theory, and for Mr Hird, Speechless. There were lots of suggestions for Mr Kaine, but I could not go past Citizen Kaine. Boiling Point was rather a good movie that I thought I would bring along.

Ms Tucker: I reckon Grumpy Old Men.

MR HUMPHRIES: Grumpy Old Men was also suggested to me. In the end, Mr Speaker, I decided simply on Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. I thought Mr Hargreaves might enjoy The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. He could decide which of those categories he most fell into. I will not presume to tell him. At one stage I thought that Mr Smith Goes to Washington - a nice 1939 movie - would be good for Mr Smyth. In the end, I chose The Truman Show. It is all about a guy who spends his entire waking life being filmed by a camera. I thought that would be a very good movie for Mr Smyth. For Mr Berry, Backdraft. It is all about firemen. For Mr Moore, I thought of The Shootist or Speed. In the end, I decided on something rather more mundane - Michael.

Ms Carnell: Michael the angel.

MR HUMPHRIES: Actually, the title of that movie is "He's an Angel, not a Saint", and that is true. One of Mr Corbell's caucus colleagues suggested that I give him The Wizard of Oz. I do not quite understand that. Perhaps it will be explained to me one day. In the end, I decided to give him My Left Foot. At a few points in the course of this year I thought that my colleague Mrs Carnell might have to get Titanic, but she has survived for the time being. Instead, I will just give her Unforgiven. For Mr Wood, who is not here, I have Blinky Bill. Last but not least, for Mr Osborne, who is cowering in the galleries over there, there were a few suggestions. In the Name of the Father was one suggestion. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was another. In the end, I decided to give him Parenthood.

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