Sunday, 11 January 2009
Understanding wise, this film is pretty straight forward. It tells the portrayal of life during the 1981 IRA hunger strike. It contains very little dialogue, and is really grey throughout. Fuck knows how the main actor managed to get as thin as he is for the making of this film. It also gave me an insight to the term 'blanket' 'no wash'. Which is exactly what the prisoners during 'the trouble years' did. Smothering their cell walls in their own shit, then getting beaten the fuck out of to go and do it all again. Steve Mcqueens hit the nail on the head with this 1, it's a real epic bit of cinema.