History Film / TheWindThatShakesTheBarley

26th Nov '15 7:20:47 PM Fireblood
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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The Black-and-Tans. Though they're not particularly fascist, their methods are no less barbaric and cruel.

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* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The Black-and-Tans. Though they're not particularly fascist, their methods are no less barbaric and cruel. Even many British officers and King George were appalled at the time.



* DirtyCommunists: Damien and Dan's Marxist views receive this reaction from some, particularly a vehemently anti-communist parish priest. The film itself does not appear to endorse this sentiment, though, being much more sympathetic towards their left-wing views.

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* DirtyCommunists: Damien and Dan's Marxist socialist views receive this reaction from some, particularly a vehemently anti-communist parish priest. The film itself does not appear to endorse this sentiment, though, being much more sympathetic towards their left-wing views.



* GreyAndGrayMorality: After peace is declared those for and against both believe they have Ireland's best interest at heart.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: After peace is declared those for and against both believe they have Ireland's best interest interests at heart.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The (especially Anti-Treaty) IRA, kind of. The film is ultimately sympathetic to them, and while it doesn't exactly gloss over the bad stuff they did it does interpret several incidents in very controversial ways and sanitize some of it.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The (especially Anti-Treaty) IRA, kind of. The film is ultimately sympathetic to them, and while it doesn't exactly gloss over the bad stuff they did did, it does interpret several incidents in very controversial ways and sanitize some of it.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: But the film still clearly sympathizes with them over the thuggish Black and Tans and the capitalist-bankrolled pro-treaty organization.
* ShootTheDog: When Damien is forced to shoot [[spoiler: his childhood friend, Chris]] as a spy.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: But the film still clearly sympathizes with them over the thuggish Black and Tans and later the capitalist-bankrolled pro-treaty organization.
Free State, whose supporters are depicted turning a blind eye to exploitation of common people because they need funding from capitalists.
* ShootTheDog: When Damien is forced to shoot [[spoiler: his childhood friend, Chris]] Chris,]] as a spy.
26th May '15 4:32:35 AM Morgenthaler
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The film won the Palme d'Or in 2006, and despite a number of attacks due to its "controversial" content, was critically acclaimed. It was also praised for its historical accuracy, particularly in comparison with other films set around the same time period, such as ''MichaelCollins''.

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The film won the Palme d'Or in 2006, and despite a number of attacks due to its "controversial" content, was critically acclaimed. It was also praised for its historical accuracy, particularly in comparison with other films set around the same time period, such as ''MichaelCollins''.
''Film/MichaelCollins''.
24th May '15 11:53:23 PM wolfofthewinter
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A historical Irish film set in early 20th century Cork starring Creator/CillianMurphy, Creator/LiamCunningham and Padraic Delaney, and directed by Ken Loach. The film opens in 1920. Ireland is struggling to find its way out of the British Empire and become an independent nation. All over the country Irish men and women are uniting to resist the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads who have been sent to quell any thought of full scale rebellion. Among those making a stand are Damien and Teddy O'Donovan, two brothers who, driven by love for their country, join the IRA in the hopes of driving the British out of their country.

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A historical Irish film set in early 20th century Cork starring Creator/CillianMurphy, Creator/LiamCunningham and Padraic Pádraic Delaney, and directed by Ken Loach. The film opens in 1920. Ireland is struggling to find its way out of the British Empire and become an independent nation. All over the country Irish men and women are uniting to resist the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads who have been sent to quell any thought of full scale rebellion. Among those making a stand are Damien and Teddy O'Donovan, two brothers who, driven by love for their country, join the IRA in the hopes of driving the British out of their country.
14th Mar '15 5:00:05 AM Ahearne
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The (especially Anti-Treaty) IRA, kind of. The film is ultimately sympathetic to them, and while it doesn't exactly gloss over the bad stuff they did it does [[http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Film/loach_3650.jsp interpret several incidents in very controversial ways]] and sanitize some of it (for example, when they execute some fellow Irishmen for informing, they're careful to make sure they did it - far from the truth, as the case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jean_McConville Jean McConville]] shows).
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The British and the Anti-Treaty IRA definitely get this. The former not so much by outright falsehoods (some Black and Tans really did what they were portrayed as doing, and they were not alone) but because it was portrayed as widespread and a matter of policy (a serious matter of debate amongst historians) [[AllGermansAreNazis it seems to be the default British morality even outside the Black and Tans]]. And the Anti-Treaty side is still portrayed with a bit of sympathy.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The (especially Anti-Treaty) IRA, kind of. The film is ultimately sympathetic to them, and while it doesn't exactly gloss over the bad stuff they did it does [[http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Film/loach_3650.jsp interpret several incidents in very controversial ways]] ways and sanitize some of it (for example, when they execute some fellow Irishmen for informing, they're careful to make sure they did it - far from the truth, as the case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jean_McConville Jean McConville]] shows).
it.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The British and the Anti-Treaty IRA Free State definitely get this. The former not so much by outright falsehoods (some Black and Tans really did what they were portrayed as doing, and they were not alone) but because it was portrayed as widespread and a matter of policy (a serious matter of debate amongst historians) [[AllGermansAreNazis it seems to be the default British morality even outside the Black and Tans]]. And the Anti-Treaty Free State side is still portrayed with a bit of sympathy.
15th Feb '15 12:50:42 AM sasagane_alan
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Both Chris and Sir John, when the order comes through to "execute the spies."

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Both Chris and Sir John, when the order comes through to "execute the spies."" [[spoiler: Damien himself at the end, when he is executed.]]
24th Jan '15 4:11:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution: One of the film portrayals thereoff. Also, by extension, the fading years of TheIrishQuestion.
24th Jan '15 4:11:10 AM Morgenthaler
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24th Jan '15 4:10:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:CainAndAbel: Teddy and Damien at the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:CainAndAbel: Teddy CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Teddy and Damien at the end.]]



* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Damien himself at the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Damien TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Damien himself at the end.]]



* [[spoiler:KillTheOnesYouLove: And they start at it ''before'' the Civil War breaks out.]]

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* [[spoiler:KillTheOnesYouLove: And KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler:And they start at it ''before'' the Civil War breaks out.]]
30th Oct '14 6:46:33 PM SpectralTime
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* DirtyCommunists: Damien and Dan's Marxist views receive this reaction from some, particularly a vehemently anti-communist parish priest.
** The film itself does not appear to endorse this sentiment, though.

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* DirtyCommunists: Damien and Dan's Marxist views receive this reaction from some, particularly a vehemently anti-communist parish priest.
**
priest. The film itself does not appear to endorse this sentiment, though.though, being much more sympathetic towards their left-wing views.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Both Chris and Sir John, when the order comes through to "execute the spies."



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The (especially Anti-Treaty) IRA, kind of. The film is ultimately sympathetic to them, and while it doesn't exactly gloss over the bad stuff they did it does [[http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Film/loach_3650.jsp interpret several incidents in very controversial ways]] and sanitise some of it (for example, when they execute some fellow Irishmen for informing, they're careful to make sure they did it - far from the truth, as the case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jean_McConville Jean McConville]] shows).
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The British and the Anti-Treaty IRA definitely get this. The former not so much by outright falsehoods (some Black and Tans really did what they were portrayed as doing, and they were not alone) but because it was portrayed as widespread and a matter of policy (a serious matter of debate amongst historians) [[AllGermansAreNazis it seems to be the default British morality even outside the Black and Tans.]] And the Anti-Treaty side is still portrayed with a bit of sympathy.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: The (especially Anti-Treaty) IRA, kind of. The film is ultimately sympathetic to them, and while it doesn't exactly gloss over the bad stuff they did it does [[http://www.opendemocracy.net/arts-Film/loach_3650.jsp interpret several incidents in very controversial ways]] and sanitise sanitize some of it (for example, when they execute some fellow Irishmen for informing, they're careful to make sure they did it - far from the truth, as the case of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jean_McConville Jean McConville]] shows).
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: The British and the Anti-Treaty IRA definitely get this. The former not so much by outright falsehoods (some Black and Tans really did what they were portrayed as doing, and they were not alone) but because it was portrayed as widespread and a matter of policy (a serious matter of debate amongst historians) [[AllGermansAreNazis it seems to be the default British morality even outside the Black and Tans.]] Tans]]. And the Anti-Treaty side is still portrayed with a bit of sympathy.



* TheIrishQuestion
* UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution

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* TheIrishQuestion
* UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution
UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution: One of the film portrayals thereoff. Also, by extension, the fading years of TheIrishQuestion.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified
* ShootTheDog

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized
TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The IRA does a lot of morally questionable things...
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified
TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: But the film still clearly sympathizes with them over the thuggish Black and Tans and the capitalist-bankrolled pro-treaty organization.
* ShootTheDogShootTheDog: When Damien is forced to shoot [[spoiler: his childhood friend, Chris]] as a spy.
30th Oct '14 6:46:33 PM SpectralTime
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* UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution: One of the film portrayals thereoff. Also, by extension, the fading years of TheIrishQuestion.

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* UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution: One of the film portrayals thereoff. Also, by extension, the fading years of TheIrishQuestion.
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