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shotgun wedding


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  • noun idiomatic, slang A wedding in which the bride is already pregnant.
  • noun idiomatic Any similarly reputedly forced partnership, between people or organizations.


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From the implication that the groom was brought to the altar by shotgun-wielding relatives of the bride.


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  • "'Abandoning emerging screenwriters and inflicting shotgun weddings on experienced writers, directors and producers reeks of a government bureaucracy all too eager to divest itself of responsibility and accountability for where Australian taxpayers money goes - it is not the way forward,' says Sardi."

    - Jan Sardi, quoted in media release 'Screen Australia Abandons Australia's Scriptwriters', 18 Nov 2008.

    November 19, 2008

  • What a freakish usage.

    November 19, 2008

  • It seems a bitt od, yeah. Sardi has screenwriding credits for Shine and Mao’s Last Dancer, among other things, so who am I to doubt that it was exactly what she wanted to say? The gist of the press release is that Screen Australia will no longer consider funding applications for script development from 'unproven' writers unless they undertake collaboration with 'established' film professionals, even though they may have no writing expertise. It goes on to say:

    "If the proposed draft guidelines of Screen Australia are put into practice, future funding eligibility requirements for screenwriters will be so high they will exclude all but a handful of professional writers and force others into potentially unproductive partnerships before the first draft is even written.

    Funding for first-time and emerging screenwriters will also be completely abandoned and a total disregard is shown for the basic rights of writers through the proposed early transfer of copyright without any mandated protections."

    November 19, 2008

  • So much for the value of creativity and inventiveness.

    November 19, 2008

  • Great! Now you'll have a wonderful film system like we have in Hollywood, where it is a miracle beyond miracles that a GREAT script actually makes it to the screen without 1,000 producers pissing all over it.

    *spoken as a curmudgeonly screenwriter*

    November 19, 2008

  • Speaking of which, all the fawning over Baz Luhrman's 'Australia' is beginning to worry me. $150 million for a PC wallaby-western ... yikes, if this thing does good business, it will be positive in one way but will probably also mean the death of many of those 'low budget' films that over the years Australia has done quite well.

    November 20, 2008

  • I plan on having plenty of porn birds, crocodile wranglers, and bandy coots at my shotgun wedding. With chocolate bilby favors for all the guests, natch! Richard Chamberlain* officiating and Joan Sutherland (the official fat lady) singing, with that poncy husband of hers conductynge. But that fat bint Muriel had better keep her distance.

    * The role of deceased members of the wedding party may be played by holographic projections.

    November 20, 2008