Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

This was a very good film. It was made beautifully and majority of it was historically correct. Yet, my focus of this movie was the imagery that was used to show the torture of the British on the Irish through small glimpse of atrocities of the people and others of Ireland.  The first we see the death of the young boy in the chicken coop. Then we also see the three-legged dog at the cottage in the hills. Then we finally see the young boy sick of starvation. These could all be seen as the effects of the British upon and are used to show the hardships of the people of Ireland.  We see these small pictures as plots in the movie but need to understand that they have meanings greater then the movies lets on.     

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