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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Cinematic Preview of the Coming Excitement

Set in rural Ireland during the early Twenties amidst the Anglo-Irish War and the subsequent Irish Civil War, The Wind That Shakes the Barley is a harrowing tale of what happens to rulers and ruled when political means are exhausted or futile.

Beautifully photographed, crisply written, and wonderfully acted, Wind even includes several tactical lessons and training suggestions, such as the following debrief:

This film is not an easy movie to watch, simply because the actors, screenwriters, and director all create a world that, but for the brogues and the misty hills, could be any land where freedom-loving people decide that they have had enough of the tyrant's boot and are willing to do anything to live as independent citizens.

No matter what the odds, nor who stands between them and their objectives.

Buy or rent it today.

PS: Thanks to Bill St. Clair, who tells us that Netflix has Wind on its "Instant View" list.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crazy :-) I was just looking through Netflix for an instant movie and not finding anything interesting at the moment.

And this one is an instant watch no less.

Perfect timing.

January 27, 2009 at 6:35 AM  
Blogger Bill St. Clair said...

If you're a Netflix customer, you can watch this movie instantly. In my queue.

January 27, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Atlas Shrug said...

Now on my list, soon to arrive in the post box.

January 27, 2009 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger jon said...

i've owned this film for some time. it is fantastic. you will not be dissappointed by it.

January 27, 2009 at 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Between this, Michael Collins and the new movie about Jews resisting the Nazis in Poland, we have some entertaining education available.

Others will think that we're just watching for fun or to learn some history. We'll know the truth.

January 28, 2009 at 12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good movie. I went out and rented it today. That's quite a sticky conflict. I support them wanting to kick the Brits out, (hell, I still support that) but I certainly wouldn't want to support a communist government.

January 28, 2009 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Atlas Shrug said...

Rented and watched it. Surely not an easy movie to watch, with all the intra-community and intra-family conflicts....

Also, a bit heavy on how badly behaved the Brit soldiers were, but that's cinematic license for you. It does sharpen the contrast.

February 8, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

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