Ah, Mr. Duignan. What were you at.
Quite the find this.
Using a variety of Windows Movie Maker sound effects, toy guns that make noise and doing their best not to laugh and ruin the whole thing, this effort is crude, historically all over the shop and a bit strange. Still, it is compelling, and I lol’d, as we say on the internet.
I spend a great deal of time flicking through Witness Statements, newspapers and other odds and ends to do with the Rising, but obviously think it’s important to be able to laugh at something that is, by the look of it, a school project. Some don’t agree:
“this is an appaling insult to a greatman”,
“If this was a kind of project the teacher should be made to clean the school´s lavatories and recite Yeats´s “Easter 1916″ a hundred times at least”
“they’re probably too stupid to take in any form of criticism against either the movie or their moral as well”
Are among the comments this production has produced from the general public, amazing. In Devs day, they’d be well and truly missing by now. I would have given anything to be sitting in that class when this was shown.
Have a look:
“An action packed satire on the shocking Easter day that James Conolly lead an army of rebels against the British Black and Tans”