History Film / MichaelCollins

16th Aug '17 8:38:53 AM jeez
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** The British authorities and the Black & Tans (predictably enough). While the latters' conduct was by no means admirable, their actions in Croke Park were greatly amped up for the [[RuleOfDrama sake of drama]].[[note]]During the actual shooting, RICSR officers fired on the tribunes with rifles because they mistook ticket sellers for IRA shooters. In the film, the armoured car rolls onto the playing field and machine-guns the assembly when the players decide to carry on the game in spite of the raid.[[/note]] [[WordOfGod Neil Jordan]] himself admitted that ''not'' exaggerating the atrocities would have made the subject matter ''bleaker'' for the audience.

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** The British authorities and the Black & Tans (predictably enough). While the latters' conduct was by no means admirable, their actions in Croke Park were greatly amped up for the [[RuleOfDrama sake of drama]].[[note]]During the actual shooting, RICSR officers fired on the tribunes with rifles because they mistook ticket sellers for IRA shooters. In the film, the armoured car rolls onto the playing field and machine-guns the assembly when the players decide to carry on the game in spite of the raid.[[/note]] [[WordOfGod Neil Jordan]] himself admitted that ''not'' that, by exaggerating the atrocities would have made atrocities, he essentially wanted to make the subject matter ''bleaker'' for the audience.LighterAndSofter.
16th Aug '17 8:36:31 AM jeez
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** The British authorities and the Black & Tans (predictably enough). While the latters' conduct was by no means admirable, their actions in Croke Park were greatly amped up for the [[RuleOfDrama sake of drama]].[[note]]During the actual shooting, RICSR officers fired on the tribunes with rifles because they mistook ticket sellers for IRA shooters. In the film, the armoured car rolls onto the playing field and machine-guns the assembly when the players decide to carry on the game in spite of the raid.[[/note]] [[WordOfGod Neil Jordan]] himself admitted that ''not'' exaggerating the atrocities would have made the subject matter ''bleaker'' for the audience.
11th Jul '17 11:02:25 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* 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.

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* 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. China from the 1930s onward.
21st Jun '17 4:57:06 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* 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).



* 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).
18th Dec '16 3:01:52 PM CynicalBastardo
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* DisguisedInDrag: Collins gets de Valera through the streets when breaking him out of prison by dressing him up in a prostitute's fur coat and hat.
17th Dec '16 10:54:38 PM Kersey475
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* GeneralFailure: Éamon de Valera is portrayed as this as ''every'' major decision made by him (usually over Collins' protests) almost always fails, backfires, and generally makes things worse.
7th Dec '16 7:18:34 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Michael Collins, starting as a failed bit player in the Easter rising before becoming a Magnificent Bastard {{Western Terrorist|s}} who brings the British authorities in Ireland to their knees. From the British perspective it could also double as FromNobodyToNightmare.
10th Jun '16 9:56:37 AM moloch
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Compare and contrast ''Film/TheWindThatShakesTheBarley'', which covers the same period.
3rd Jun '16 10:30:36 AM Doug86
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* 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.

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* 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.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
2nd May '16 1:30:01 PM MarchVee
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*** Though in Rickman's defence, De Valera's accent is hard for even many Irish people to imitate.
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