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    • #707251
      d_d_dallas
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      The film of his life on over the Weekend.

      Who knew early 20th C Dublin was so foggy, and always drenched in atmospheric blue lighting?!?

      And not a hen party to be seen in the shots on Dame St near Old City Hall.

    • #745108
      Craig Davis
      Participant

      And that houses back then had pvc windows…

    • #745109
      GrahamH
      Participant

      A street on axis with the GPO…

      Ah but you gotta love the whole Edwardian thing, the deep woods, early electric fittings, those heavy net curtains, the Georgian revival, the Castle Season, 20,000 families living in one room…
      Dublin’s, indeed Ireland’s forgotton era.

    • #745110
      Anonymous
      Participant

      I also noticed the quantity of smoke/mist in the King Arthur film made in Wicklow was over the top.

      Has it become necessary to use special effects to airbrush out one off houses in even the most scenic of locations?

    • #745111
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      It’s an interesting experiment, I find. Look at even the most remote of locations………………. a pylon, or airplane sky track or sheep or fence post or burger van always creeps in to the photograph.

      Great film Michael Collins, by the way.

    • #745112
      FIN
      Participant

      welcome back alan. hope u enjoyed ue trip around my county.

      and yea..there is always something…like in braveheart wasn’t there some of the extra’s with watches on…but both great films…they can’t think of everything

    • #745113
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      ………………handsome bastards all these Irish Patriots and were’nt the British as thick as mince.

      Still can’t complain, there’s always Mel Gibson doing a turn for Scotland and was’nt Michael Collins good in Rob Roy, turned his hand to a lot of things obviously.

    • #745114
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Lovely, lovely Donegal and Galway, Fin…….. ‘cept Donegal were bloottered by Armagh in the football, when I was there. Lot’s of sad faces.

    • #745115
      GregF
      Participant

      …..the sets of the film Michael Collins all been recreated up in the grounds of Grangegorman of course…..hence the way North Earl Street faced directly onto the GPO.

    • #745116
      d_d_dallas
      Participant

      That bit of imaginative set design actually worked I think. Plus it went well with the other historical “oversights” that featured so heavily when it was originally released.

    • #745117
      GrahamH
      Participant

      But it still throws you, the geography of Dublin city centre was such a major player in this event – sure he might as well have built the GPO as a gothic folly while he was at it 🙂

      The last scene is the best, cliched, but it works – and the scene under Connolly with the pillars either side is great, a part of the station so few people see.

    • #745118
      FIN
      Participant

      yea. they were really hammered. glad you had a nice visit anyway

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