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Jimmy's Hall was great! Again it was a story that deserved telling and was told well. I really enjoyed it.
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Originally posted by Devrozex Devrozex wrote:

'Michael Collins' is littered with historical inaccuracies but it's an entertaining enough film. Julia Roberts' attempt at some description of an Oirish accent is pretty comical but is just one of many hilarious attempts by American actors over the years.

I think it was sadly a case of they had to cast a big American star in order to attract the punters over there.

Aye, quite a few errors in the film indeed. Please feel free to correct me if any of this is wrong !
  • The surrender at the conclusion of the Easter Rising takes place in the wrong location. 
  • Dublin Met. Detective Ned Broy was not brutally tortured to death for aiding the IRA but survived the War of Independence, became Ireland's top copper and lived to an advanced age.
  • The talks over the Anglo-Irish Treaty and Collins interactions with Lloyd George, Winston Churchill and Lord Birkenhead are not even portrayed and summarily dealt with in a few lines of dialogue post-event. 
  • Hazel Lavery (who some historians think Collins may have had an affair with in London) is not portrayed nor her existence even hinted at.
  • Harry Boland was fatally wounded in a shootout at a hotel rather than being being shot in the Liffey as is portrayed in the film. 
  • I gather that quite a few historians and the descendants of √Čamon de Valera and Cathal Brugha very strongly objected to their decidedly negative portrayal in the film ? 
  • Also, wasn't Brugha supposed to have had an English accent ?
What else was wrong with it ?

Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Jimmy's Hall was great! Again it was a story that deserved telling and was told well. I really enjoyed it.

Jim Norton was excellent in his role as the deeply conservative priest.


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