All Blog Posts Tagged 'Cinema' (4)


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'Older Than Ireland' -- A Perfect Stocking Stuffer

"Older Than Ireland" is a landmark documentary that tells the story of 100 years of a…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on November 17, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

'Brooklyn': Film Versus Novel

There’s a saying we have in Ireland that you’d nearly think was coined for Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn. Namely, if you’ve the name of getting up early in the morning you can lie till lunchtime. And it seems to me that Tóibín lay too long when he wrote Brooklyn.…

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Added by Colm Herron on November 13, 2016 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

'Brooklyn' the Movie: Finding Love, Vanquishing Fear

There is a moment in "Brooklyn" -- the recently released 1950s period semi-romance -- when one naive and worried young Irishwoman turns to a slightly less naive and worried young Irishwoman and asks her what America will be like. The response is heartfelt, immediate, true and not quite true, all at once: "Like Ireland,…

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Added by Sarah Nagle on December 10, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Maureen O'Hara: More Than an Actress

It was a very determined and indignant Irish woman who stood before a clerk at the Los Angeles immigration court in 1946. Maureen FitzSimons (aka Maureen O’Hara) had passed the required exam for US citizenship when she was instructed to forswear allegiance to England. She replied,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 28, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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