Donald Clarke

Whingeing about cinema and real life since 2009

Are we too kind to Irish films?

Some of you may have seen Neil Jordan’s interesting comments to the effect that Irish film writers are, perhaps, too kind towards domestic movies (to be fair to Neil, he included himself among the indulged). I have heard the opposite …

Wed, Feb 24, 2010, 01:49

   

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Some of you may have seen Neil Jordan’s interesting comments to the effect that Irish film writers are, perhaps, too kind towards domestic movies (to be fair to Neil, he included himself among the indulged). I have heard the opposite case argued by many industry professionals. It is said that my colleagues and I are all “begrudgers”. We positively yearn to bump into people whose work we’ve just ridiculed. I wonder what the rest of you think.

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