From the Jimmy McGovern-penned, Charles McDougall-directed Bloody Sunday-themed Sunday…
This film is a dramatised reconstruction
of events between 1968 and 1973.
Although there have been minor changes to
chronology and certain events have been
dramatised to aid clarity, this drama is based
entirely on fact using British Government
documents, interviews, eyewitness reports
and court transcripts.
One minor card typo (slash Americanism) is not enough to diminish the power of Jim Threapleton’s Extraordinary Rendition, or its message…
SINCE SEPTEMBER 2001 MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE
HAVE BEEN ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED BY THE CIA
TO COUNTRIES WHICH PRACTICE TORTURE
EUROPEAN PROSECUTORS CURRENTLY HAVE 39 OUTSTANDING
ARREST WARRANTS FOR KNOWN CIA AGENTS CHARGED WITH
CARRYING OUT EXTRAORDINARY RENDITIONS IN EU COUNTRIES.
Overwrought cards from the similarly overegged Ken Loach/Jim Allen Norn Orlun thriller Hidden Agenda…
“The entire ownership of Ireland, moral and
material, up to the sun and down to the centre
is vested of right in the people of Ireland.”
James Fintor Lalor, 1807 – 49
“Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom
as much as my constituency is.”
Margaret Thatcher, 1981
“It is like layers of an onion, and the more you
peel them away, the more you feel like crying.
There are two laws running this country:
one for the security services and one for the
rest of us.”
James Miller, ex-MI5 agent.
If it’s not fucking poetry, it’s fucking philosophy – as demonstrated by Ridley Scott in Black Hawk Down:
ONLY THE DEAD HAVE SEEN THE END OF WAR.
From Alex Cox’s anachro-action polemic about US foreign policy, Walker:
Unless a man believes that
there is something great
for him to do, he can do
Colonel William Walker
Neveldine/Taylor sure do (sure does?) love the block caps on-screen titles… From Crank: High Voltage (that’s The Stath as Stelios and Efren Ramirez playing Venus).
A (somewhat grammatically-challenged) ‘what-they-did-next’ title card from the end of Nick Love’s Dyer-tastic The Business…
Carly went back to her parent’s house in Penge.