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Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. Unfortunately, one tragedy after another, Francie's world sinks deeper and deeper into paranoia (directed mainly against Mrs. Nugent, a nasty neighbor) and fantasy (where he has visions of the Virgin Mary).Written by
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Author of the source novel Pat McCabe made a few attempts at writing a screen adaption of his book which strayed rather further from his book than the film does. It was co-writer of the screenplay and director Neil Jordan who brought it back closer to the original novel. See more »
Excuse me, moon, have you got something to say or are you saying the rosary too?
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William Tell Overture
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Conducted by Riccardo Chailly (as Ricardo Chailly)
Courtesy of the Decca Record Company Ltd. Lon, Eng.
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Just caught this movie on cable; I hadn't heard of it before.
It is a brilliant film; black comedy of the blackest sort. What is truly amazing is the acting ability of lead Eamonn Owens; in my mind the finest performance of a kid his age that I've ever seen.
The sardonic humor of this film, the way it treats such horrible things as lightly as it does, the acting, the script, the quaint narrative devices, and sense of menace cloaked in charming small town Irish life make this a thoroughly original and engaging character study.
Sinead O'Connor is a scream as the Virgin Mary.
The thick accents in this film make it a little bit difficult to follow in parts, but American audiences should still be able to understand most of the dialogue.
I cannot recommend this film highly enough; it is proof that you can still make a quality movie without buying into cheap Hollywood cliches.
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