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Did anyone watch this? Obviously quite depressing, but interesting nonetheless
Watch out Peter Bradshaw!
definitely too lazy to write that reply again.
cos that was brilliant
saw it late one night as a kid, lol'd for most of it. only upsetting part was the random kid with the wierd spike things in his mouth who was meant to be look out for the guy, and the acid on womans face
A series of ''hard, sparse scenes''...a focus on visual compositions.
Has an amazing exchange between Bobby Sands and a priest.
I wouldn't say I enjoyed it, but it was very good I thought.
I found the criticism of it, in the Guardian I think, a bit odd. I thought it presented the dichtomy of it very well. In particular people said about how the scene with the priest is a justification of terrorism, but my viewing of it was that the priest was the voice of reason, and Sands appeared a fundamentalist beyond the plae of logical reason
...poorly executed I thought. It was a gamble having an artist direct a commercial film and I'm not sure that it paid off, some of the scenes were painfully drawn out and unnecessary. Obviously it did result in THAT scene which was ambitious but not enough to anchor 90 minutes of film.
Michael Fassbender looks a talent tho, eh?
That quarter of an hour scene I thought worked better than it had any right to, but for such an emotive subject, I just didn't really 'feel' it with the characters, which is a pretty bad failing for soemtrhing which should have been a slam dunk
I think the 3 act structure works really well and its pretty well balanced for such an extreme subject.
and a wonderful piece of filmmaking. rated very highly in my book
It will stay with me though. Fassbender is magnificent.
first of all, the film when the guy gets cursed by Gypsies is called Thinner. I know Hunger could be classified as another anti-British/loyalist propaganda film but I can't help but sympathize with Sands and his comrades (he was never even convicted and was only found in possession of weapons), however one of the men had killed an elderly woman.
Dood probably did the same.
and Fassbender is brilliant, did anyone recognise him from Inglorious Basterds? I'm hoping for good things from that boy.