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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 03:17 AM
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When The Wind Blows
Has The Wind That Shakes The Barley been released in America yet? And if it has, have you seen it? I went to see it last night and all I can say is that it was fantastic. Set in County Cork, against the backdrop of the formation of the Free State; it is a beautifull, heartwrenching film that artfully balances the personal and the political.


Wikipedia article on the film
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 10:37 AM
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1. I heard the Fuchsia band
Edited on Tue Jul-11-06 10:38 AM by Rambis
on Celtic connections via Carbondale Illinois radio last weekend and I can't wait to see it.
Mirtn is in it. For more on the band....
Whispers of a December US release according to the bands site.


http://www.thefuchsiaband.com/framepage.htm
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-11-06 09:25 PM
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2. I'm looking forward
to seeing it when it comes to the US. There was a lot of back and forth on it at SluggerOToole when it won the Cannes Festival. I finally saw the Magdalene Sisters last week. (Thank God for Netflix). It made me furious...and sad.


Can you recommend any good Irish blogs? My maternal side of my family came here from Galway and I am always interested in things that help me understand my heritage. Not sure where in Ireland the paternal side came from - they arrived during the famine years. I like Slugger (insights on the OO which was not discussed at home)- and I read Nelly's Garden because she does daily life in such a way I almost feel like I know her.

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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 10:39 AM
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6. I stumbled on the Wild Geese blog...
...while looking for the U.S. release date for the above-mentioned film. I haven't read enough to form an opinion of the blog, but the link might be of use to you, brook.

http://thewildgeese.com/blogs/2006/05/film-about-ira-ta...
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brook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 09:39 AM
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9. Thanks for the link!
Glad I stopped by today. I read that "The Wind..." is doing very well at the box office -{much to the dismay of a few at Slugger}. Looking forward to it's US release.


How's the job hunt going?

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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-12-06 07:16 AM
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3. I'm also looking forward to it
Altho I probably won't see it until it hits DVD.

For some reason, your Wiki link re-directs..looks like an extra http in there...this one seems to work for me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_That_Shakes_the_B...
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 10:34 AM
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5. I stopped before I got to the spoilers!
It's a good thing Wikipedia warns you.

Hi, Maeve. :hi: How are things in Gloccamora?
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 12:16 PM
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7. Hi ya, CB!
Busier than I'd like and crazier than I can control--so I just hang on and try to enjoy the ride! Don't post as much as I used to, but still check in regularly to see what's being said. Hope is fine (or at least tolerable) on your end. :hi:
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 09:25 PM
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8. Job hunting on this end.
I'm still gainfully employed but taking some time off to network and so forth. I too have to limit the ol' DU posting. Still, it's nice to see the gang here.

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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-14-06 10:32 AM
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4. Thanks for the reminder.
I don't think they've announced release dates for the U.S. Rumor has it that it could be nearly the end of the year before it hits the States. :banghead:

One website suggested the Australian release date is September 14th, and I think September may be the month when it's released in Canada.

Here's the IMDB link, with the link to the discussion boards (strap yourself in and hang on tight!) at the bottom.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460989 /
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 03:06 PM
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10. Rats! Apparently have to wait until March.
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 03:09 PM by CBHagman
This is what the Wild Geese website has to say:

http://www.thewildgeese.com/pages/wnd_barl.html

O'Brien gave March 14 as the launch date "in time for St. Patrick's Day," but IFC executives were less certain. Either March 14 or March 16 is "99.9%" likely for the U.S. release, in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, and perhaps other top metro markets, IFC's Panzer said. IFC plans a "traditional platform release across the country, " she added. This could ultimately entail release in 20 or more markets, but, depending on the film's drawing power, these plans could change, Panzer said.

The film's delay in reaching the United States, O'Brien said, is typical of "films made without U.S. financing, as the legal side of delivery is far more complex than in other territories." Distributors in other countries had pre-bought the film or are regular customers, she said, making negotiations "quicker and simpler."



:banghead:
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RogueTrooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-22-06 05:06 AM
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11. It has been released in Ireland for a while now
If anybody wants me to send them a copy (you will need a mulitregion dvd player and a tv that can show PAL ) - let me know and we can work something out through paypal.

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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-23-06 10:51 PM
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12. I'd hope that you'd see it in Ireland!
Apparently the U.S. release problems are related to distribution and not content.

Many thanks for your kind offer, but I'm not technologically up to viewing a copy yet. Ah, well, at least I can support the film when it arrives at my local theater. I fully expect the arts theaters and perhaps the American Film Institute to run it when it does arrive.

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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-01-07 11:06 AM
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13. It's finally being released in the States.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley opened in New York the other week and is just about to reach Washington, D.C. (Opening is scheduled for Friday). Here's Ann Hornaday's interview with Ken Loach in today's Washington Post.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-02-07 07:31 AM
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14. Releasing on DVD this Tuesday, Sept 4th
And on my Netflix queue!
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-02-07 09:00 AM
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15. Mine too!
I'm a little nervous about seeing it.

I also have Michael Collins in my queue and still haven't seen it. It doesn't help my impression of the film to know that Julia Roberts was cast in it, and on top of that there's the debate over the film's conclusions (something my family and friends have unique perspectives on).
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-02-07 10:06 AM
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16. You mean besides the fact that her accent is horrible?
It gives an interesting view of the period and people. I wouldn't take the portrayal of Dev at face value, true enough...he was much more complex, to begin with...
Admitted, I'd watch and enjoy just about anything with Liam Neeson in it!

Interesting books on the subject of the two men by Tim Pat Coogan; the titles say much--"The Man Who Made Ireland(Collins)" vs "The Man Who Was Ireland(Dev)"
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-02-07 10:34 AM
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17. I have a galley of Tim Pat Coogan's...
...Wherever Green Is Worn, which I'll have to get reading. I got it from a family with a connection to de Valera (can't explain here).

I don't need too much of an excuse to watch a movie that stars Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, and Alan Rickman. The reasons for casting Neeson are obvious, of course, but what most people might not realize is that Alan Rickman is of Irish descent.

But I still don't get why they cast Julia Roberts, any more than I can wrap my head around the notion of casting Cameron Diaz in The Gangs of New York. :shrug: That's another thread, though.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-09-07 09:40 AM
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18. Ken Loach festival is on at AFI in Silver Spring, MD
DUers in the Washington, D.C., area can still catch The Wind that Shakes the Barley on the big screen. The American Film Institute's Silver Theatre is having a Ken Loach retrospective and has scheduled TWTSTB to air on October 15th, 16th, and 17th. See link for show times.

http://www.afi.com/silver/new/nowplaying/2007/v4i5/labo...
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Greenpeach Donating Member (375 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-10-07 02:58 PM
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19. Beautiful film...
I rented the only copy they had about a month ago at my local
video store.  What a powerful and beautiful film!    
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-29-07 08:35 AM
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20. Wow
I finally got a copy yesterday that would play in my DVD player. That could have been the most heart wrenching movie I have ever seen in my life. I was almost sick before during and after the scene with Chris. That is the most raw emotional reaction I have gotten out of a film ever. Well done!
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