Tag: Irish

  • Newspaper Scandal

    Newspaper Scandal

    Feature Photo by abolfazl shaker – Upsplash.com. Newspaper Scandal It’s seven, giving me an hour before hitting the trail to my factory. during this time of the day, I’m alone, quiet, my local newspaper lying on the twelve-seater table in the breakfast room. A crackling log fire burning, the smell of Canadian Pine from the […]

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  • Michael Collins – The Movie

    Michael Collins – The Movie

    Feature Photo Michael Collins – The Movie A Film Review by sirpeterjames.com. Neil Jordan directs this film, and it stars Liam Neeson as the man, Michael Collins, Aiden Quinn as Hary Boland, and Julia Roberts as the romantic figure in both the lives of Michael and Harry. The filming of this movie in 1996 took […]

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  • Ireland-The Quiet Man Movie

    Ireland-The Quiet Man Movie

    Feature Photo: The Quiet Man – Behind the Scenes Mostly Westerns A Review by sirpeterjames.com. Here’s a real oldie, shot in Ireland in 1952. The Quiet Man is based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story by Irish novelist Maurice Walsh. The story was adapted for the movie by screenwriters Frank S Nugent and […]

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  • Ryan’s Daughter-A Movie About Ireland.

    Ryan’s Daughter-A Movie About Ireland.

    Featured Image by Tommy Kwaky Upsplash.com Review By sirpeterjames.com Here is an oldie, filmed in 1970 in breathtaking locations by masters of cinematography. The location was largely Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. But the beach scenes were filmed on Long Beach, south of Noordhoek, Cape Town, South Africa. The movie won two Oscars and […]

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  • The Field-A Movie About Ireland

    The Field-A Movie About Ireland

    A Movie filmed and released in Ireland, in 1990 by Jim Sheridan. Based on the stage play of the same name written by John B Keene. (Produced by Gemini Productions at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin in 1965.) Review by Sir Peter James Dotcome. I viewed the movie through the courtesy of YouTube, and the […]

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  • Weekly Words of Wisdom Think Positive.

    Weekly Words of Wisdom Think Positive.

    Feature Photo by Viktor Forgacs Upsplash.com Think Positive? I could never understand why so many people say, “Be positive.” How can I become positive? I asked myself.  With this, I went on a journey to find out how to be positive, but to no avail. I was exhausted. Sitting down under a tree, I fell […]

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  • Forgotten Dream

    Forgotten Dream

    I was all of twelve years old and very impressionable; we were in 1954 Southern Rhodesia, an exciting country, wide open spaces, not many towns and even these were spread, miles apart from one another. My father was the sole representative for a brewing company and travelled around the country a great deal, often taking […]

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  • Trust Yourself, You Did The Right Thing

      For what it’s worth I have found there is some commonness in the severity levels of events and how we humans respond to them. One scale said that the following events stressed humans more than others (Laid out in order of their severity): Death of a loved one. Divorce. Moving. Major illness or injury. […]

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  • What Land Belongs to Who….?

    In May 2015 Thomas Beddy responded to a comment by our then President Jacob Zuma on Facebook. In the run-up to our next general election, like most countries in the world, hot headed politicians are, in one form or another, broadcasting all manner of gross exaggerations to the their followers and the electorate in general. […]

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