The Movie, Michael Collins The movie, Michael Collins is a drama that surrounds the life of one of the Irelands’ key and controversial figures in the fight for the country’s independence, Michael Collins. The movie focuses on the rise of the rebellion and its development to its end, focusing on how the country came to achieve its road to independence under the leadership of Michael Collins…
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The British government had ruled the country for over 700 years and the cruelty with which it subjected the rule in the country made them revolt into armed resistance. However, what aggravated the situation more was the killing of a group of Irish rebels who had staged a six-day siege at Dublin’s General Post Office. Among the rebels in the group, only one of them survived the attack, De Valera who was an American citizen of Irish blood. All the other rebels succumbed to shootings in the execution. When a number of De Valera’s supporters are arrested and imprisoned, one of them, Michael Collins walked out of jail with the belief that a new approach was needed to free Ireland from the British rule. He and several other volunteers organized armed resistance by using a combination of terrorists’ acts of violence and guerrilla warfare. The movie is based at the first and fourth stages of insurgency. The first stage of insurgency is characterized by initial use of terrorism acts in fighting before their increase in numbers to get the capacity to stage a guerrilla fight. If the rebels succeed with their terrorism, they receive support from other angry men and women who form similar groups and join in the fight. The reaction of the dominant government is disruption of lives and hurting the innocent people. This stage is marked in the movie by the use of a combination of terrorism acts of violence and guerrilla war tactics. The various groups attacked the British military in the regions where it showed signs of weakness. The rebels also used informants, with Collins having a key inside informant who gave them crucial information on the plans of the British military. Despite the violent war that they faced from the British, the rebels remained focused and fought with undeterred determination to secure their freedom. Stage four of an insurgency is characterized by the departure of foreigners, while the local surrogates give-up power. The guerrilla fighters become superfluous while the leaders of the insurgency become leaders of the government. In the movie, this stage is demonstrated by the announcement of the British government’s willingness to negotiate with the fighters. This lead to the group led by Collins to consider negotiations and bring the war to end. When the negotiations began, radicals such as Collins loosened their view of the war and rebellion when they realized that the violence was causing numerous deaths to innocent people. Collins himself wanted negations to start while the likes of De Valera felt that negotiations were not the best way to go in the struggle to secure Ireland’s freedom. The agreement was that the final political control would be left in the arms of the British, which was an indication of a crucial journey, according to Collins, in achieving true freedom of the people. The rivalry between the two rebel leaders caused violence among the pro-and anti-treaty group factions. The movie used a guerrilla type of insurgency, where the rebels used armed rebellion against the British authority instituted in Ireland. The rebels organized themselves into groups of volunteer guerrilla fighters, who staged armed war against the dominating British rule. They opted to attack the weakest points of the British military, thereby weakening its forces the country. With the help
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The film's story begins with the failure of the rebellion staged by Irish rebels to protest Britain's efforts to control Ireland by giving them the right to rule themselves (home rule) with its own parliament, but without giving them independence.
The Irish, who would not settle for anything less than full independence, revolted but failed because the British Army was simply better organized while the Irish rebels were just a ragtag group of fighters, what would now be called guerrillas.
In its raw, visceral beauty, the movie calls to mind the Greek tragedies of old replete with characters all strangely fated to some tragic, remorseless destiny (Ebert). And as its plot unfolds, overtones of loyalty, betrayal, revenge, and salvation all come to surface.
When the Irish War of Independence ended with the Anglo-Irish treaty in 1921 which established the Irish Free State, Michael Collins had played a critical role being a member of the Irish delegation as both the Chairman of the Provincial Government and the Commander-in-Chief of the National Army.
Since the film supports its message through seemingly incontrovertible and incontestable video and audio evidence, the embrace and acceptance of its propagandist message is easy. A critical analysis of the film, however, indicates that its message is somewhat at odds with facts and if it were able to seemingly support its claims, that is largely due to Michael Moore's careful selection of images and sound bytes and, more importantly, their de-contextualization.
The author states that the director of the movie shifts his attention from different themes in the movie with unique and derivational techniques. The move from the coverage of the possible causative agents to the condition of the world is distinctively liberated from the links of the show on the current conditions.
Indeed the film is not restricted to particular viewers. The movie is available in various theatres in America and takes about 1h 55min for a full view. “Day for Night” is a unique film comprising of various genres like comedy, drama and romance. The film
The researcher of the paper claims that Michael Collin’s weakness is that he has very little concern for his people. He regards the people opening up the issues of the company to him as a rumor mill and a rant. He finds it intrusive of his time and regretted the amount of time he spent listening to workers.
It is interesting and really enjoyable to watch Whoopi Goldberg forcing herself to masquerade as a man so that she can be taken seriously. This movie is much funnier and is comparatively youthful target and miss
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