Bloody Sunday ITV 3 (Tonight) Sunday 0045

the_boy_syrup

LE
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#1
Starring James Nesbitt

Dramatic account of the events of Sunday 30 Jan 1972
Follows the events from the eyes of the Soldiers, Police and civillians

I seem to remember this was quite contreversial when it came out

At least the Soldiers look the part with shaped Berets and decent kit as opposed to landing pads and soldier soldier style dramatics




http://www.itv.com/TVGuide/?intcmp=NAV_TVGUIDE3
 
#2
Nice one, got it set to record (though i'll probably end up watching it anyway)
 
#3
It "stars" the infamous Simon Mann as C.O 1 PARA.

IIRC it caused a bit of a stir when first released because it was a BBC funded project and people were unhappy about the supposed bias opinion against the Paras actions.
 
#5
terrible, terrible film account of bloody sunday making us look like murders.. we all know what side that was filmed for. wounder what the scum would say if there was another made but from the armys point of view. esp since the truth would soon be realised and wot a joke by the way that a self confessed commander of the provos at bloddy sunday is now our deputy first minster. and past education minster... happy enuf to take the queens money now martin eh
 
#6
loyalandtrue said:
.... wot a joke by the way that a self confessed commander of the provos at bloddy sunday is now our deputy first minster. and past education minster... happy enuf to take the queens money now martin eh
Did he ever own up to slotting those three (or were there more?) "suspects" that he "tried"?
Or will we have to wait for a "dramatization" to see that too?
 
#7
Nice one, got it set to record (though I'll probably end up watching it for a bit, getting really annoyed, kicking the cats and then deleting it WAY before the end).

I too heard they use a 'bit' of artistic licence.
 

Fang_Farrier

LE
Kit Reviewer
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#8
An excellent portrayal of events in the same way that various American films "correctly" portray history
 
#11
has anyone seen sunday? the same subject only written by jimmy mcgowan, and brought out the same time as bloody sunday. its like a NORAID PR wet dream. goes in to a lot of detail of the "real" events from the paras point of view, showing them shooting from the hip, and shooting people with thier hands up at close range. now im not aware of what really went went on obviously, but turning the paras in to arnie clones? i couldnt help feeling it was mostly bollox
 
#12
johnboyzzz said:
It was on the other night (Thursday or Friday can't remeber what chanel) fell asleep quater of the way through it, it was that exciting
Thats because ITV2 / 3 / 4 seem to be on a loop; fcuking irritating.
 
#13
johnboyzzz said:
It was on the other night (Thursday or Friday can't remeber what chanel) fell asleep quater of the way through it, it was that exciting
I started watching it last night, fell asleep too. Saw up to when the march organizer was talking to the Provos in their motor, but can't remember much else.
 
#14
loyalandtrue said:
terrible, terrible film account of bloody sunday making us look like murders.. we all know what side that was filmed for. wounder what the scum would say if there was another made but from the armys point of view. esp since the truth would soon be realised and wot a joke by the way that a self confessed commander of the provos at bloddy sunday is now our deputy first minster. and past education minster... happy enuf to take the queens money now martin eh
Thats funny, I looked at the review on the 'Retired PIRA Hero' website and they all complained it showed the troops beiong too nice and restrained. And as for the empathy and helpfulness shown by the RUC inspector they just didn't belive that at all.
 
#15
the_boy_syrup said:
Starring James Nesbitt

Dramatic account of the events of Sunday 30 Jan 1972
Follows the events from the eyes of the Soldiers, Police and civillians

I seem to remember this was quite contreversial when it came out

At least the Soldiers look the part with shaped Berets and decent kit as opposed to landing pads and soldier soldier style dramatics



http://www.itv.com/TVGuide/?intcmp=NAV_TVGUIDE3
My bold - that 's because all of the military extras were ex-military, many of whom had served on Op Banner. As for the content of the film it'll be argued about for centuries to come.

Paul Greengrass, the director went on to do two of the Jason Bourne films. He's got another Matt Damon ex mil themed film coming out soon, 'The Green Zone'. The CIA station chief in this one is called Gordon Brown :D
 
#16
Alec_Lomas said:
Paul Greengrass, the director went on to do two of the Jason Bourne films. He's got another Matt Damon ex mil themed film coming out soon, 'The Green Zone'. The CIA station chief in this one is called Gordon Brown :D
I'll bet he won't be portrayed as an incompetent, one eyed biff.

:x

Rodney2q
 

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