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Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins (Part Three)

For the first part, click here. For the second part, click here. Another jarring change introduces us to the third and final act of Michael Collins. The celebrations and soft music of the last scene vanish, and we see a … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins (Part Two)

For part one, please click here. The second act of the film begins the morning after the jailbreak of De Valera, as the group of revolutionaries prepares to leave Liverpool to head back to Ireland. The brightness of the day … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: Neil Jordan’s Michael Collins

I’ve said many times that, in this centenary decade, it is of the most vital importance to engage people as much as possible with what happened in this country 100 years ago, that’s if you want to do it right. … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: The Easter Rising On Film

It was while I was watching the Tile Films production A Terrible Beauty the other day (via the TG4 Player, awesome that they aired and then streamed it) that I began to think about the Easter Rising and the world … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Remembrance: In The Name Of The Republic

I vividly remember, back when I was in my early days of college, a conversation with a supervising lecturer, when I was rambling on about an essay I wanted to write, what it would find and how I was going … Continue reading

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How Senator Tom Sheahan Is Harming Irish History

Tom Sheahan, a Fine Gael Senator, is very foolish. He is foolish in two ways. Firstly, he is foolish in using such tawdry language and comparisons in the Seanad, the Upper House, on an issue that is arguably below its … Continue reading

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It Is Not War #5: Michael Collins

A nice short one this time. Neil Jordan’s biopic of the iconic revolutionary is rightly lauded as a fine piece of filmmaking. Neeson, simply put, is Collins for those two hours and the supporting cast (even Julia ‘This is my Oirish accent’ … Continue reading

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