History Film / TheCommitments

19th Aug '16 1:34:14 PM Morgenthaler
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--> "The Irish are the blacks of Europe, Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland and north-side Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. [[JamesBrown Say it once, say it loud loud, I'm black and I'm proud.]]"

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--> "The Irish are the blacks of Europe, Dubliners are the blacks of Ireland and north-side Dubliners are the blacks of Dublin. [[JamesBrown [[Music/JamesBrown Say it once, say it loud loud, I'm black and I'm proud.]]"
7th May '16 3:14:34 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350:Have you got soul?]]

-> ''They Had Absolutely Nothing. But They Were Willing To Risk It All.''

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[[caption-width-right:350:Have [[caption-width-right:300:Have you got soul?]]

-> ''They ''"They Had Absolutely Nothing. But They Were Willing To Risk It All.''
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1st Apr '16 3:06:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualSequel:
** The book was part of an actual trilogy with ''The Snapper'' and ''The Van'' (and much later, ''The Deportees'' and ''The Guts''). Due to rights issues, the films only form a very loose trilogy with names in the latter two films changed and the only common link being Colm Meaney as the father of the main family.
** The film ''{{Once}}'' can also be seen as this. In ''The Commitments'', we last see Outspan busking on Grafton St. Cut ahead 20 years and ''Once'' starts with Glen Hansard's unnamed "[[NoNameGiven Guy]]" busking on Grafton St.

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* SpiritualSequel:
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SpiritualSequel: The book was part of an actual trilogy with ''The Snapper'' and ''The Van'' (and much later, ''The Deportees'' and ''The Guts''). Due to rights issues, the films only form a very loose trilogy with names in the latter two films changed and the only common link being Colm Meaney as the father of the main family. \n** The film ''{{Once}}'' can also be seen as this. In ''The Commitments'', we last see Outspan busking on Grafton St. Cut ahead 20 years and ''Once'' starts with Glen Hansard's unnamed "[[NoNameGiven Guy]]" busking on Grafton St.
29th Dec '15 2:34:47 AM annette12
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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Deco, for obvious reasons. By the end of the film, it becomes clear that most members of the band can barely tolerate each other.
2nd Oct '15 8:37:08 AM moloch
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* SpiritualSequel: The Book was part of an actual trilogy with ''The Snapper'' and ''The Van''. Due to rights issues, the films only form a very loose trilogy with names changed and the only common link being Colm Meaney as the father of the main family.
** The film ''{{Once}}'' can also be seen as this. In ''The Commitments'', Outspan ends up busking on the streets of Dublin. Cut ahead 20 years and ''Once'' starts with Glen Hansard busking on the streets of Dublin, and his character in ''Once'' isn't given a name.

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* SpiritualSequel: SpiritualSequel:
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The Book book was part of an actual trilogy with ''The Snapper'' and ''The Van''. Van'' (and much later, ''The Deportees'' and ''The Guts''). Due to rights issues, the films only form a very loose trilogy with names in the latter two films changed and the only common link being Colm Meaney as the father of the main family.
** The film ''{{Once}}'' can also be seen as this. In ''The Commitments'', we last see Outspan ends up busking on the streets of Dublin. Grafton St. Cut ahead 20 years and ''Once'' starts with Glen Hansard Hansard's unnamed "[[NoNameGiven Guy]]" busking on the streets of Dublin, and his character in ''Once'' isn't given a name.Grafton St.
2nd Oct '15 8:33:47 AM moloch
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* TheCastShowoff: The actors playing the Commitments were mostly chosen for their musical talents, Robert Arkin (Jimmy Rabitte) included (he gets to demonstrate his singing in a bonus song included on the DVD and the soundtrack album).



* DawsonCasting: Inverted in the case of Andrew Strong, who played Deco. He was sixteen when ''The Commitments'' was filmed but was selected for the role because his singing voice sounded older. One of his anecdotes in the DVD "Making of" featurette involved a listener estimating his age as twenty-one based on his voice alone.



* {{Defictionalization}}: Some of the stars of the film toured under the Commitments name.
* DoingItForTheArt: While Jimmy gives this impression, he ''does'' want the group to be successful. Joey Fagan is in it purely for his love of soul music.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: Some of the stars of the film toured under the Commitments name.
* DoingItForTheArt: [[invoked]] While Jimmy gives this impression, he ''does'' want the group to be successful. Joey Fagan is in it purely for his love of soul music.



* TwinTelepathy: Jimmy's twin sisters (who made their first appearance in the second book of the trilogy) have this going on.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The film-makers considered getting Rory Gallagher or Van Morrison to play Joey Fagan.

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* TwinTelepathy: Jimmy's twin sisters (who made their first appearance in the second book of the trilogy) have this going on.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The film-makers considered getting Rory Gallagher or Van Morrison to play Joey Fagan.
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2nd Oct '15 8:26:39 AM moloch
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[[AC:This movie features examples of:]]

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26th Aug '15 7:18:44 PM nombretomado
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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Mickah "Don't Fuck With Me" Wallace, who started off as the band's ''bouncer''. His predecessor, Billy Mooney, even had "the Animal" for his stage name and cited [[TheMuppetShow the original Animal as his main influence]].

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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: Mickah "Don't Fuck With Me" Wallace, who started off as the band's ''bouncer''. His predecessor, Billy Mooney, even had "the Animal" for his stage name and cited [[TheMuppetShow [[Series/TheMuppetShow the original Animal as his main influence]].
9th Jan '15 3:12:53 AM Patachou
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** The only one brought in from this round is Dean, the saxophonist, because he says he's influenced by "[[BruceSpringsteen Clarence Clemons]] and the guy from {{Music/Madness}}."

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** The only one brought in from this round is Dean, the saxophonist, because he says he's influenced by "[[BruceSpringsteen "[[Music/BruceSpringsteen Clarence Clemons]] and the guy from {{Music/Madness}}."
9th Jul '14 4:27:54 PM SkyDog
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* BedmateReveal: To the strains of the theme from ''Shaft,'' no less.


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** Joey comes across as an eccentric religious nut who rides a scooter--but it turns out he knows his stuff.
* TheCasanova: Joey, of all people.
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