In honor of the great showing Irish talent and Irish stories made at this past weekend’s Oscars, and of Saint Patrick’s Day coming up on Friday:
What’s your favorite Irish-related film or movie tidbit?
This could be a movie by or about the Irish or Ireland (including anything connected to the Irish diaspora), or a bit of production trivia. Like this: I love that the Cliffs of Insanity in The Princess Bride was shot at a real place, the Cliffs of Moher in county Clare, which was named a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2011.
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great question! I don't know that I had considered this too fully before, but for now at least I would have to answer with the film Young Cassidy. In college I did a paper for my theater history class on the Playboy of the Western World riots, and thus I am a bit sentimental about Irish theatre of the early twentieth century (although, embarrassingly, I don't know O'Casey's work well at all).
Waking Ned Divine