Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Colin Farrell adds his tribute to Michael.

It hardly needs to be said that I am very touched by all the comments beneath the notice of Michael Dwyer’s death. He would have been delighted to know that he was remembered so kindly and would have been particularly …

Mon, Jan 4, 2010, 16:20

   

It hardly needs to be said that I am very touched by all the comments beneath the notice of Michael Dwyer’s death. He would have been delighted to know that he was remembered so kindly and would have been particularly moved that so many old associates found the time to post a tribute. Please continue to add any further comments at the original post.

A kind email arrived from Colin Farrell just a little too late to include with the tributes in today’s paper. Here it is:

Hello Donald,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend and colleague Michael Dwyer.

Ireland has lost its greatest fan of cinema and the world one of its most uncynical of journalists.  Michael’s involvement in film went beyond the pale of critiquing.  He was a student and professor of film who shared his love for the medium with all.  Though gone he leaves behind a wealth of work, and a very real ambition for the growth of Irish cinema, of which he was such a pioneer.  From the very beginning, for me, his kindness and keen intellect were a wonder to be around.  I will miss speaking with him because an interview with Michael was more than a session of Q and A.  It always felt, quite simply, like a chat between friends.

Best,
Colin