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Old January 20th, 2013, 08:42 AM   #21

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Thank you for the suggestions.

"Bloody Sunday" and "Some Mother's Son" looks very interesting. IMDB gave them high ratings.

I would truly enjoy "Some Mother's Son" as it relates to the other side of view about the Hunger Strike that took the life of Robert Sands.

Please continue to suggest more.
Bloody Sunday is a travesty of the truth and totally one sided as the Savile report proved. 'Some mothers Son' is ok
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:14 AM   #22

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Again, thank you for recommendations but I would love to view all sides of the conflict.

My opinion of the situations is already made and it will never falter. No film, book, personal opinion of another person will sway me to the other side.
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Again, thank you for recommendations but I would love to view all sides of the conflict.

My opinion of the situations is already made and it will never falter. No film, book, personal opinion of another person will sway me to the other side.
That's a rather weird attitude for a historian, surely we should allow our views to change according to the facts?

Also recommned Cal
Cal (1984) - IMDb
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There is not one film I know of which shows the loyalist side in a sympathetic light. Come to think of it there might have been one on TV. I vaguely remember it was about a loyalist paramilitary getting away from it all and heading to Australia/New Zealand.

But then as a professor observing the two peoples said about the Catholic nationalist side, they were very much into the ''suffering and sacrifice'' stuff.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 11:02 AM   #25

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That's a rather weird attitude for a historian, surely we should allow our views to change according to the facts?

Also recommned Cal
Cal (1984) - IMDb

I don't think its a weird attitude. There are many facts in this "cause". My right as a citizen of the world is freedom from tyranny and I have the right for my personal opinion.

However, I am not an inconsiderate person, thank you for the film suggestion.
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There is not one film I know of which shows the loyalist side in a sympathetic light. Come to think of it there might have been one on TV. I vaguely remember it was about a loyalist paramilitary getting away from it all and heading to Australia/New Zealand.

But then as a professor observing the two peoples said about the Catholic nationalist side, they were very much into the ''suffering and sacrifice'' stuff.
Yeah, we're too stoic, we need to voice our case better

That's the Grasscutter;
The Grasscutter (1990) - IMDb

and it's republican equivalent;
Act of Betrayal (TV 1988) - IMDb

there's also ressurection man which deal with the Loyalists but hardly the fawning travesty the Republicans seem to always get;
Resurrection Man (1998) - IMDb
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This one runs regularly on TCM:


While not being exclusively about the struggle, it does feature prominently in it.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 10:50 AM   #28

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Yeah, we're too stoic, we need to voice our case better

That's the Grasscutter;
The Grasscutter (1990) - IMDb

and it's republican equivalent;
Act of Betrayal (TV 1988) - IMDb

there's also ressurection man which deal with the Loyalists but hardly the fawning travesty the Republicans seem to always get;
Resurrection Man (1998) - IMDb
So the Grasscutter it was. I'd never have got that. Hadn't a clue about its title.

Another one was Nothing Personal,which had the blurb ...the deadliest gangsters are those with a cause.

I don't think any of them really could be described as sympathetic to the loyalists. No effort to portray what their beliefs were. Why and what they stood for. So much different from how violent republicanism is portrayed.
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This one runs regularly on TCM:

Young Cassidy (1965) - IMDb

While not being exclusively about the struggle, it does feature prominently in it.

Aye, I've seen that a few times.
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Thanks for the many film suggestions. I appreciate them all!
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