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    1983 Long Kesh Breakout to be Made into Movie

    One of the greatest moments of the recent conflict is getting the Shawshank treatment.

    'Maze' is written and directed by Stephen Burke. It is partly funded by the Irish Film Board and is due for release next spring.

    It has a £1.6m budget and will be filmed in the Cork Prison for four weeks before moving to Sweden where, over a week, the H-block cells will be recreated, reported the 'Sunday Times'.

    Filming to begin on movie of 1983 Maze escape starring Love/Hate's Tom Vaughan Lawlor - Independent.ie
    But while this has the potential to be a great project - celebrating the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, it seems there are already some bedgrudgers who want to shut down the artistic process and prevent this story from being told as it doesn't fit in with their revisionist narrative of the resistance to the brutal British regime in the north-east of Ireland.

    Artistically, the only downside is the fact various Love/Hate actors will once again be drafted in to fill the roles of the POWs and the agents of British oppression.
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    Is Tom Vaughan Lawlor the only actor in Ireland?
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    Surely this episode of Irelands past can be swept under the carpet like the Fina Fail economic ruination of the country or Michael Collins war and let us go back to dancing at the crossroads and squinting out our windows at Enda....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jack View Post
    One of the greatest moments of the recent conflict is getting the Shawshank treatment.



    But while this has the potential to be a great project - celebrating the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, it seems there are already some bedgrudgers who want to shut down the artistic process and prevent this story from being told as it doesn't fit in with their revisionist narrative of the resistance to the brutal British regime in the north-east of Ireland.

    Artistically, the only downside is the fact various Love/Hate actors will once again be drafted in to fill the roles of the POWs and the agents of British oppression.
    Or the murder of an innocent prison officer ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    Or the murder of an innocent prison officer ?
    He wasnt murdered.He got a heart attack.
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    I suppose the chisel sticking out of his chest had nothing to do with his heart attact .
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    Quote Originally Posted by liammctam View Post
    I suppose the chisel sticking out of his chest had nothing to do with his heart attact .
    The coroner didn't think so.

    Who am I to quibble with a British administrator of justice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket View Post
    Or the murder of an innocent prison officer ?
    I believe the film-makers are trying to avoid mythologising the escape and will probably stick to facts.
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    That's great. The IRA prisoners were heroes. Gerard Fryers and Sťamus Campbell are actually still hiding out in Mullingar. It's not that they are hard to find, but its just that the place smells so badly of human excrement that the cops won't go there.
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    Calls for the minister to get involved and stop the filming are ridiculous , an agreement has been made between the Film board and the prison board for the use of a decommissioned prison that is sitting idle anyway , the minister should have no role in this.

    Where would it stop , should the minister have stepped in and stopped the filming of Love/Hate on the streets of Dublin because people in Dublin have died of drug addictions or gang hits.

    Also if they deny the use of the prison they will just move the film elsewhere and take their budget most likely out of the state.
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