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Film Review: Looking For Eric
ireland / britain | culture | review Thursday July 23, 2009 17:58 by Ciarán Ó Muireadhaigh - WSM - Workers Solidarity No 110 wsm_ireland at yahoo dot com
Born of a Catalan mother whose family fought Franco’s forces in the Spanish Civil War and a father who juggled a nursing career and a passionate interest in painting, Cantona’s humble lineage portrays a character quite different to the one we should have expected from the one on the field, with his upturned collar and puffed out chest, his air always suggested that of a French nobleman; that and his football eventually led to him to be known as King.
In Looking for Eric (directed by Ken Loach, screenplay by Paul Laverty,) he plays himself as the saviour to downtrodden anti-hero Eric Bishop. When things start to get the better of the Man Utd obsessed postman and his thoughts turn to suicide, Cantona appears and becomes his motivation.
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London Anarchist Bookfair 2006 report 17:04 Tue 31 Oct 0 comments
Quite a few new titles appeared at the bookfair, here's a few:
Why the media is biased - understanding the propaganda model Sep 03 0 comments
When the Watergate Scandal brought down the Nixon Government in the States in the mid-70s, it was heralded as one of the finest examples of media power in modern times. Nixon's fall from grace, along with the story of corruption in high places, was the stuff of drama. In no time, the journalists at the centre of the Watergate exposé - Bernstein and Woodward - became celebrities. They went on to win Pulitzer Prizes for their journalistic endeavours and even became the subject of a Hollywood touch-up in All The President's Men.
Top 5 reasons why X-Factor is better than the presidential election Oct 27 0 comments
A light-hearted look at today's Irish presidential election comparing it, unfavourably, to a reality TV programme popular in Ireland and Britain where viewers phone in to vote for their favourite entertainers.
V For Vendetta - Anarchist Youth Pirate Film Showing May 24 1 comments
Anarchist Youth in Dublin recently showed V For Vendetta and had a discussion about the politics of the film. These are the speakers notes from the discussion.
New Labour's plans to teach kids "traditional" values May 18 0 comments
You can always tell when a government is on its last legs: it starts going on about "traditional values." It makes sense though. A regime which has lost the respect of the people will complain that people no longer respect "traditional values" (i.e. authority). To suggest that there are uniform values for the 60 million inhabitants of a nation as diverse as Britain is as ridiculous as implying that these values set us apart from other people and nations
A review of the Peter Lennon Film - Rocky Road to Dublin Nov 03 0 comments
'The Rocky Road to Dublin' was released in 1968 but because of its content never got significant release in Ireland. It has been restored and is showing at the IFI (an 'art cinema' in Dublin. This is a personal opinion of how shocking the picture of 1960's Dublin society it portrays is.more >>
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