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MacAibhistin 
Posted: 25-Aug-2004, 10:17 PM
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I was sitting here trying to think of all the Celtic movies I've seen and there are not many I could think of. Here are a few of my favourites and not so favourites. Does anyone have anything to add to the list?

1. Braveheart - my all time favourite
2. Margaret's Museum - super!
3. The Secret of Roan Inish - loved it!
4. Rob Roy - cool movie, but a bit intense in places, even for me!
5. Waking Ned Devine - still makes me laugh!
6. Excalibur - not necessarily historical, but great acting!

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1. All of the Highlander movies - I know they are a cult classic, but it seemed like they missed a lot of potentially neat Gaelic elements
2. First Knight - I just couldn't get into it


Has anyone seen the new King Arthur movie? I haven't, so I'd love to hear any opinions!

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  Posted: 26-Aug-2004, 08:23 AM
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There's one movie that I really liked called "The Nephew". It's about a young, half-Irish, half-African American male who comes to Ireland to scatter his mother's ashes and meet her family.


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Posted: 26-Aug-2004, 05:33 PM
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Oh yeah. I did see that and totally forgot about it. Seems to me there was some nice Gaelic snging in that movie. I'll have to check that one out again.

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Posted: 29-Aug-2004, 12:54 AM
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Okay, this looks bad. Judging by the number of vies and replies, few people have any Celtic movies to add. How about you lads and lassies in the Celtic nations of Europe. Don't you folk have any Celtic movies to discuss?
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Posted: 29-Aug-2004, 01:22 PM
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King Arthur was a very entertaining movie, and there was some good acting, but I don't think it could be called a real celtic movie. There is nothing really mentioned about the celts (except if you count the picts) in the movie. I enjoyed it immensely and the battle scenes were great.


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Posted: 29-Aug-2004, 02:06 PM
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Here are some I like:

This Is My Father (Irish)
Ryan's Daughter (Irish)
The Hasty Heart (Scottish)
The Three Lives of Thomasina (Scottish)
Rob Roy, the Highland Rogue (Scottish)
A Man Called Peter (Scottish)
How Green Was My Valley (Welsh)
The Quiet Man (Irish)
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (Welsh)
Tunes of Glory (Scottish)

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I liked Far and Away with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Yeah, I know Tom's fake Irish accent comes and goes, but Nicole is beautiful as usual and the plot is actually descent, at least IMHO! Also love watching the Riverdance video over and over...


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Didn't see "The Brothers McMullen" but I liked the soundtrack. Likewise with Roan Inish.
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My favorite movie set in Scotland couldn't really be classified as a Celtic movie. The movie is "Trainspotting", which I think is Ewan McGregor's best role. My friend, a big fan of the "Star Wars" movies, said it was kind of weird hearing him use his native burr after he saw "Trainspotting" for the first time, instead of that Queen's English accent he used in "Star Wars".

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I would recomend The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, its a great movie. I love it. I would have to say its one of my favorites. It has a lot of very funny parts and shows the stubborness of our(celtic) people.
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Call me a sucker for fantasy smile.gif And call me a softie if you will, but I've got a hallmark feature in my collection 'Magical Legend of the Leperchauns' Interesting little Romeo & Julietish tale with a happy ending. Just what happens when the sidhe go to war...

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The Secret of Roan Inish is a WONDERFUL movie, Aaediwen! I think you'll like it! Have you seen it before?
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Seen it once. Fell in love with it within the first 30 minutes.
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I would recommend The Seventh Sign. It is about Selkies and a very beautiful movie. I think it was filmed in Ireland. I have The Secret of Roan Inish and love that movie as well as Braveheart and Rob Roy.

The Brothers McMullen is a very good movie, but I would not classify it as Celtic. It is more about a family of Irish American brothers. Seen it many times as I really like the movie. Would recommend you all seeing it just the same.

There are many other movies I have seen about Ireland, but the names escape me now..............shucks! Where is my brain when I need it?! cool.gif


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A friend of mine always talked about The Commitments but I haven't seen it yet. Sounds good, just haven't had the opportunity to see it yet.


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