The Wind That Shakes The Barley

Went to see ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’ this evening.

Overall an interesting film, although I felt it only scratched the surface of the Irish troubles during the period of the early/mid 1900′s.
There was a significant amount of violence and some very squirmy sections during the torture

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scenes, I had the feeling that the whole film was about the violence of war and only a little of the futility and frustrations of the struggle.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley lacked the depth of other films that have covered similar territory; such as ‘Michael Collins’. The complexity and colour that the Irish are able to give the spoken word was not really exposed in TWTSTB apart from a brief discussion/argument scene on the value of the initial peace treaty, and even that discussion was lacking substance or beautiful oratory.

Apparently the film has not been marketed well or there is little interest, as we shared the cinema on a Friday night with only five other patrons. ???


7 Responses to “The Wind That Shakes The Barley”

  1. Patrycja says:

    Too much blood :(

  2. Vincenze says:

    I caught a review on TV, it looked really good. By what you’ve said though I might hold out for the dvd.


    ps. very nice re-design :)

  3. LD says:

    Thanks. Still a bit of work to do on the design, a few things to tidy up, and alot of content to move over.

    Yeah, I think the DVD would be the way to go. I really wasn’t all that impressed with this film, despite lowering my expectations to avoid disappointment… but still came out a feeling a bit ho-hum.

  4. Site is missing something though. Can’t quite put my finger on it. But I suspect that both Vincenze and LD are missing a link on their sidebars :-)

  5. Also, your fonts (post and comment) are too small. My old man eyes are finding it hard to read.

  6. LD says:

    Stop doing what your grandma said would make you blind. Then you will be able to read the font. I recall you may have mentioned this activity in a recent comedy routine.

    As for the links. That will be addressed shortly…

  7. Vincenze says:

    DG’s on crack. again ;)

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