Films & TV
This was the discussion board for members of Ireland Calls to exchange views and opinions about films and TV.
An absolute plethora of films made an appearance in this discussion forum, with almost all of them bearing a brief summary of the plot in each case. Some examples were:
- 'In America' - the story of an Irish family who decide to emigrate to America, following the death of their son, to start a new life, rated very highly by many Ireland Calls members.
- 'The Painted Veil' is noted to be a beautiful movie about love and colonies...
- 'The Mask of Zoro' set in old California just before the short lived California Republic. Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh goddess and Antonio Banderas does a convincing Zorro.
- 'Excalibur - King Arthur's Story' ... tells the story of the Romano-British Celt king Aurthur, his wife Gwenivere and his Knights of the Round Table. Legend says King Aurthur will return when Britain faces its greatest peril.
- 'Across The Universe' is described as a wonderful flick, creative, entertaining...
- 'Rob Roy' tells the story of Rob Roy MacGregor and his struggle to protect his clan and family from the English and Scots overlords. Rob Roy is played by Irish actor Liam Neeson and this is described as a good film and a true story.
There were lengthy discussions about numerous TV shows with many Ireland Calls members listing what they liked (or don't like) to watch. TV series mentioned included 'Dancing with the Stars', 'Paul Merton in India', 'Walking With Cavemen', David Attenborough's 'Life in Cold Blood' - all about reptiles, amphibians etc, 'Around the World in 80 Faiths', 'Ice Road Truckers' and many others.
One member praised the Peter Owen-Jones' production 'How to live a Simple Life' which shows us that we need to get back to the simple things in life - a roof over our head, food to keep us going and a real appreciation of the natural world around us. Another member discussed the documentary 'The Lost World of Tibet' which presents the story of the Dalai Lama, with archive footage of Tibet from the 1930s to the 1950s, including comment from the eminent Buddhist monk himself.