Michael Collins

MichaelCollinsBBB.5

(out of 5)


Beautifully photographed biopic by Neil Jordan about the Irish hero who led fellow IRA members to a harsh battle against his country’s enemies, before being assassinated and reborn a legend who is still discussed by his compatriots to this day.   makes an excellent Collins, an optimistic youth who became a hard-driven soldier fighting with his every bit of strength to see his country become as free as it was in his dreams. A formidable cast including ,  and Jordan’s mainstay actor  also stars, plus a wonderful supporting performance by  as Collins’ lady love. Magnificent score by Elliot Goldenthal and a fantastic feel for the period overcome some of the film’s duller moments, one that is a great tribute to the people whose stories it tells.


Warner Bros., Geffen Pictures

United Kingdom/Ireland/USA, 1996

Directed by 

Screenplay by Neil Jordan

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by 

Film Editing by ,

Film Festivals:  TIFF 1996


Academy Award Nominations
Best Cinematography (Chris Menges)
Best Music (Original Dramatic Score) (Elliot Goldenthal)

Golden Globe Award Nominations
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama (Liam Neeson)
Best Original Score-Motion Picture (Elliot Goldenthal)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s