History Film / MichaelCollins

2nd May '16 1:30:01 PM MarchVee
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Though in Rickman's defence, De Valera's accent is hard for even many Irish people to imitate.
30th Apr '16 1:05:41 AM Mdumas43073
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:351:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/michael-collins-DVDcover_1459.jpg]]

to:

[[quoteright:351:http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/michael-collins-DVDcover_1459.jpg]]
27th Dec '15 10:17:34 AM NotThisThing
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GreatEscapeL: A minor one based on RealLife allowing De Valera to escape by using a wax mold of the prison key from Lincoln Gaol in London (now HMP Lincoln).

to:

* GreatEscapeL: GreatEscape: A minor one based on RealLife allowing De Valera to escape by using a wax mold of the prison key from Lincoln Gaol in London (now HMP Lincoln).
26th Nov '15 8:12:41 PM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Inevitable, of course. Of particular note is the film's depiction of the Croke Park massacre on Bloody Sunday 1920 (there have been ''several'' Bloody Sundays in Ireland), the death of Harry Boland, and the idea that de Valera was behind the assassination of Collins.

to:

* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Inevitable, of course. Of particular note is the film's depiction of the Croke Park massacre on Bloody Sunday 1920 (there have been ''several'' Bloody Sundays in Ireland), the death of Harry Boland, and the idea that de De Valera was behind the assassination of Collins.



* CombatPragmatist - The IRA. Use of an ImprovisedWeapon? Check. Creeping up and assassinating officials? Check. [[ExternalCombustion Car bombs?]] Check. Collins himself pioneered this "urban guerrilla warfare" which was taken up by movements from Israel to China.
* CompositeCharacter - The film version of Ned Broy is a mix of the ''real life'' Broy (who actually survived the war, becoming chief of the Irish police force), David Neligan (who never got caught), and others.

to:

* CombatPragmatist - CombatPragmatist: The IRA. Use of an ImprovisedWeapon? Check. Creeping up and assassinating officials? Check. [[ExternalCombustion Car bombs?]] Check. Collins himself pioneered this "urban guerrilla warfare" which was taken up by movements from Israel to China.
* CompositeCharacter - CompositeCharacter: The film version of Ned Broy is a mix of the ''real life'' Broy (who actually survived the war, becoming chief of the Irish police force), David Neligan (who never got caught), and others.



* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous - "The Squad" in the [=IRA=]. Also known as "The Twelve Apostles."
* FakeOutMakeOut: Collins does this to Kitty at a train station after some British soldiers ask to see her papers ("Can a man not say goodbye to his wife in peace?"). Kitty is rather unimpressed.

to:

* ElitesAreMoreGlamorous - ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: "The Squad" in the [=IRA=]. Also known as "The Twelve Apostles."
* FakeOutMakeOut: Collins does this to Kitty at a train station after some British soldiers ask to see her papers ("Can a man not say goodbye to his wife in peace?"). Kitty is rather unimpressed.unimpressed, accusing him of "taking liberties".



* FiringSquad - What the leaders of the Easter Rising get to face. De Valera doesn't since he was born in America, and the British government can't risk alienating the US as an ally in WorldWarOne.
* ForegoneConclusion - The film starts with Joe O'Reilly consoling Kitty over the death of Collins.
* GreyAndGreyMorality - After the British leave war breaks out between Collins' faction and the hard-line republicans. The film sympathises with Collins but his Irish opponents aren't totally demonized either.
* GreatEscape - A minor one based on RealLife allowing De Valera to escape by using a wax mold of the prison key from Lincoln Gaol in London (now HMP Lincoln).
* HistoricalDomainCharacter - Practically everyone (through CompositeCharacter in some cases).
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade - Éamon de Valera.
** In part, this is due to poor communication; many interpret the film as falsely suggesting that de Valera was responsible for the assassination of Michael Collins, which was never the director's intent.
** Even though it showed De Valera being not at all aware of the plan to assassinate Collins-rather, extremely upset by the divide which occurred between them.
* ImprovisedWeapon - Collins' use of a flaming sod of turf and some empty rifles in order to obtain weapons from the RIC.
* InMediasRes - The film begins when Kitty finds out that Michael is killed. It then flashes back six years.
* ItsPronouncedTropay - His name is not Boy, it's ''Broy''.
* LaResistance - Until the Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed, Collins is always a member or leader of these.
* LoveTriangle - Between Michael, his best friend Boland, and Kitty. It happened in RealLife too, and helped to drive them apart.
* MeaningfulFuneral - Collins' actual funeral and the fact that it was attended to by 500,000 people, 1/5th of the population of Ireland.
* MoreDakka - Collins tells his IRA subordinates to account for every bullet they use when engaging [=RIC=] officers. So an aversion. Collins was actually Finance Minister in the underground Sinn Fein government of Ireland at the time, and had been an accountant with the Royal Mail before, giving him a head for those matters.

to:

* FiringSquad - FiringSquad: What the leaders of the Easter Rising get to face. De Valera doesn't since he was born in America, and the British government can't risk alienating the US as an ally in WorldWarOne.
* ForegoneConclusion - ForegoneConclusion: The film starts with Joe O'Reilly consoling Kitty over the death of Collins.
* GreyAndGreyMorality - GreyAndGreyMorality: After the British leave war breaks out between Collins' faction and the hard-line republicans. The film sympathises with Collins but his Irish opponents aren't totally demonized either.
* GreatEscape - GreatEscapeL: A minor one based on RealLife allowing De Valera to escape by using a wax mold of the prison key from Lincoln Gaol in London (now HMP Lincoln).
* HistoricalDomainCharacter - HistoricalDomainCharacter: Practically everyone (through CompositeCharacter in some cases).
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade - HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Éamon de Valera.
** In part, this is due to poor communication; many interpret the film as falsely suggesting that de De Valera was responsible for the assassination of Michael Collins, which was never the director's intent.
** Even though it showed De Valera being not at all aware of the plan to assassinate Collins-rather, extremely upset by the divide which occurred between them. \n Collins' assassin even seems to take advantage of his being too distraught to give a reply so he can organize an ambush.
* ImprovisedWeapon - ImprovisedWeapon: Collins' use of a flaming sod of turf and some empty rifles in order to obtain weapons from the RIC.
* InMediasRes - InMediasRes: The film begins when Kitty finds out that Michael is killed. It then flashes back six years.
* ItsPronouncedTropay - ItsPronouncedTropay: His name is not Boy, it's ''Broy''.
* LaResistance - LaResistance: Until the Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed, Collins is always a member or leader of these.
* LoveTriangle - LoveTriangle: Between Michael, his best friend Boland, and Kitty. It happened in RealLife too, and helped to drive them apart.
* MeaningfulFuneral - MeaningfulFuneral: Collins' actual funeral and the fact that it was attended to by 500,000 people, 1/5th of the population of Ireland.
* MoreDakka - MoreDakka: Collins tells his IRA subordinates to account for every bullet they use when engaging [=RIC=] officers. So an aversion. Collins was actually Finance Minister in the underground Sinn Fein government of Ireland at the time, and had been an accountant with the Royal Mail before, giving him a head for those matters.



* NiceHat - At the ceremony to take down the British flag Collins asks the British officer if he (Collins) gets the hat, too.
* {{Oireland}} - Thoroughly [[AvertedTrope averted]].
* OohMeAccentsSlipping - Roberts' accent is infamously bad. The common consensus is that Aidan Quinn's accent is also patchy at best, but you don't notice it because Roberts' is so much worse.

to:

* NiceHat - NiceHat: At the ceremony to take down the British flag Collins asks the British officer if he (Collins) gets the hat, too.
* {{Oireland}} - {{Oireland}}: Thoroughly [[AvertedTrope averted]].
{{averted}}.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping - OohMeAccentsSlipping: Roberts' accent is infamously bad. The common consensus is that Aidan Quinn's accent is also patchy at best, but you don't notice it because Roberts' is so much worse.



*** Though in Rickman's defence, De Valera's accent is hard for many Irish people to imitate.
* OhCrap - Collins' realization that the duplicate prison key broke.

to:

*** Though in Rickman's defence, De Valera's accent is hard for even many Irish people to imitate.
* OhCrap - OhCrap: Collins' realization that the duplicate prison key broke.



* RefugeInAudacity - One of the most wanted men in Ireland doesn't even bother with disguises while blithely cycling around Dublin. TruthInTelevision.

to:

* RefugeInAudacity - RefugeInAudacity: One of the most wanted men in Ireland doesn't even bother with disguises while blithely cycling around Dublin. TruthInTelevision.



** At least one government agent is killed by simply walking up and shooting him ''in broad daylight''.
* ReverseMole - Broy.
* RousingSpeech - Collins stumps for a candidate, turning the crowd to his favor (even when though he says the man they would be voting for is in prison), gets attacked by the police and persuades Broy to switch allegiances.
* StiffUpperLip - A rare villainous example: The intelligence agent in the park who is given a chance to say a prayer before being shot.

to:

** At least one government agent is killed by simply walking up and shooting him ''in broad daylight''.
daylight'', although his assassins make a quick escape using bicycles.
* ReverseMole - ReverseMole: Broy.
* RousingSpeech - RousingSpeech: Collins stumps for a candidate, turning the crowd to his favor side (even when though he says the man they would be voting for is in prison), gets attacked by the police and persuades Broy to switch allegiances.
* StiffUpperLip - StiffUpperLip: A rare villainous example: The example-the intelligence agent in the park who is given a chance to say a prayer before being shot.



* WeaponForIntimidation - In an early scene, the IRA hold up an RIC barracks using a flaming sod of turf and some empty rifles in order to get loaded guns.

to:

* WeaponForIntimidation - WeaponForIntimidation: In an early scene, the IRA hold up an RIC barracks using a flaming sod of turf and some empty rifles in order to get loaded guns.
13th Sep '15 1:54:35 PM GoneRampant
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Inevitable, of course. Of particular note is the film's depiction of the Croke Park massacre on Bloody Sunday 1920 (there have been ''several'' Bloody Sundays in Ireland), and the death of Harry Boland.

to:

* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Inevitable, of course. Of particular note is the film's depiction of the Croke Park massacre on Bloody Sunday 1920 (there have been ''several'' Bloody Sundays in Ireland), and the death of Harry Boland.Boland, and the idea that de Valera was behind the assassination of Collins.
26th May '15 4:18:12 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution



* UsefulNotes/PaddiesWithPropellerPlanes: This film goes into their origins. After the treaty, the IRA splits into two parts: The pro-treaty army and the anti-treaty provos. Collins was the first Chief Of Staff for the army.



* TheIrishQuestion



* UsefulNotes/TheTroubles
19th Apr '15 12:09:09 PM CynicalBastardo
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* UsefulNotes/PaddiesWithPropellerPlanes: This film goes into their origins. After the treaty, the IRA splits into two parts: The pro-treaty army and the anti-treaty provos. Collins was the first Chief Of Staff for the army.
1st Nov '14 1:02:30 PM aft85
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

*** Though in Rickman's defence, De Valera's accent is hard for many Irish people to imitate.
19th Jul '14 3:29:08 PM TheComicScholar
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GreatEscape - A minor one based on RealLife allowing De Valera to escape by using a wax mold of the prison key from Lincoln Goal in London (now HMP Lincoln).

to:

* GreatEscape - A minor one based on RealLife allowing De Valera to escape by using a wax mold of the prison key from Lincoln Goal Gaol in London (now HMP Lincoln).
15th Apr '14 8:08:02 AM LongLiveHumour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TheTroubles

to:

* TheTroublesUsefulNotes/TheTroubles
This list shows the last 10 events of 44. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.MichaelCollins