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Foxxern 10-09-2002 02:28 AM

Bloody Sunday (movie)
 
Has anybody seen this recent movie? It was just released to limited theaters here, and I was thinking about trying to find one around Chicago. I guess its been out in Europe for some time, and I was wondering if it was any good. Obviously some of my interest in this comes from the song, but it is an infamous event in the struggle between the Northern Irish and the English. Is the movie worth watching?

bono_man 10-09-2002 03:36 AM

i havent seen it yet however, i have been told it is definately worth watching. it is apparently very one-sided (towards the irish point of view) which could have differing effects on you depending on what side of the story your believe. its also done in kinda a doco type style to make it seem more realistic.

i cant wait to see it. :)

mad1 10-09-2002 04:44 AM

Yes, I have seen it, not in its entirety, but Ive seen it.....it was televised here few months before release........

Jimmy Nesbitt plays the character well.....

It still is a controversial film.......but not to an outsider...much.....


the problem with dramas is how it portrays one side and the other.......exaggeration and the sort.........

brettig 10-09-2002 07:53 AM

I saw it last week. I thinks its a very considered representation of events, and as far as the actual march/massacre itself its exceptional. However, the constant use of handheld cameras can be a little on the jarring side, especially prior to and after the film's climax (Some have dubbed it 'bumpy cam' and you will soon see why). Some say its got a heavy Nationalistic bias, but I think it was reasonable in showing a little bit on both sides, with some airing given to the IRA cynics on one side and also including a couple Brits who are less than enthusiastic about using 'maximum force' on the other.

The protrayals of the ground level paras themselves are quite realistic in my view, given any situation of that nature it is quite likely that soldiers, having been placed in the situation by their superiors, reacted just as crazily and savagely as portrayed. The one concrete fact we have from history is that 13 unarmed people were killed, and they were sure as hell not all killed by stray bullets aimed at IRA gunmen.

If you have any interest in Ireland and the troubles, go see it.

dizzy 10-09-2002 09:43 AM

I've read good reviews about the movie and am waiting for it to be shown here in DC. I know it was supposed to be released here this month.

Foxxern 10-09-2002 12:36 PM

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Originally posted by brettig
However, the constant use of handheld cameras can be a little on the jarring side, especially prior to and after the film's climax (Some have dubbed it 'bumpy cam' and you will soon see why).
Is it filmed in a similar style to a lot of the action scenes in Saving Private Ryan? Those were real jerky, but seemed to portray the feeling that you were really in the chaos. If Bloody Sunday is similar, I'd be really interested.

Screaming Flower 10-09-2002 12:38 PM

i can't find it playing anywhere near chicago at the moment, but i'll let you know if i do. i'd like to see it too.

mad1 10-09-2002 12:56 PM

Bumpy-cam makes it look more real!

:D

at least it doesnt look like a fuking film!

Giant Lemon 10-09-2002 04:21 PM

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Originally posted by Screaming Flower
i can't find it playing anywhere near chicago at the moment, but i'll let you know if i do. i'd like to see it too.
It doesn't open in Chicago till the 25th. These are the theaters it will be playing at according to the website:

Chicago, IL: Pipers Alley
Evanston, IL: Cine Arts
Highland Park,IL: Renaissance

It looks like the openings are staggered across the country. I'd like to see it when it comes out.

Screaming Flower 10-09-2002 04:46 PM

thanks. :)

Foxxern 10-11-2002 01:39 AM

Any other opinions? Looks like its getting some great reviews overall. I doubt it will be playing in Champaign, IL, but I'm hoping to see it when I go home for Thanksgiving break.

Foxxern 10-11-2002 01:43 AM

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Originally posted by Giant Lemon


It doesn't open in Chicago till the 25th. These are the theaters it will be playing at according to the website:

Chicago, IL: Pipers Alley
Evanston, IL: Cine Arts
Highland Park,IL: Renaissance

It looks like the openings are staggered across the country. I'd like to see it when it comes out.

Bah, why can't it be playing out in the west suburbs? At least Schaumburg or Naperville or something like that.

mad1 10-11-2002 04:52 AM

And to all outsiders of NI keen to watch this film ( I can understand why), just remember, life in Belfast is not gettin better as far as troubles are concerned, just the past two nights it was very very very bad in Short Strand.......everything is breaking apart over here and spiralling out of control.....so please dont say it will get better.......now we are all just waitin for the cease-fires to break......although that may not happen.....there are other things going on.

........I see it everyday.

thank u..........:wave:

Screaming Flower 10-11-2002 10:01 AM

you're in my thoughts maddie.

mad1 10-11-2002 10:30 AM

Oh no, please, I didn't mean it like I want sympathy and to be thought of, even though it may come across that way....:reject: I just wanted pple outside to know that it is falling apart here and I am scared............................Im sorry .................

There are countries worse off than here.....like I said, I heard 5 shots the other night.......some countries have them firing at each other 50 a minute.......

so Im not complainin...but its still scary.........:reject:

:hug:


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