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    Default Miami Showband Story to Get Movie Treatment

    Plans are afoot for a movie telling the story of The Miami Showband, three of whose members were murdered by a loyalist counter-gang as they returned home from a gig in Banbridge, Co. Down, thirty-five years ago today. The movie will be based on the book by bass-guitarist Stephen Travers, who surivived the massacre despite being seriously wounded.

    Three Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers were jailed for life for their roles in the incident while two other soldiers, were killed when a bomb they were loading onto the band's minibus detonated prematurely. All five were also members of the UVF.

    BBC News - Film plans for 1975 Miami Showband massacre story

    The movie will be made, subject to Traver's approval, by Regent Street Productions of London and Beverly Hills. I normally don't like Troubles movies but I look forward to seeing this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    Plans are afoot for a movie telling the story of The Miami Showband, three of whose members were murdered by a loyalist counter-gang as they returned home from a gig in Banbridge, Co. Down, thirty-five years ago today. The movie will be based on the book by bass-guitarist Stephen Travers, who surivived the massacre despite being seriously wounded.

    Three Ulster Defence Regiment soldiers were jailed for life for their roles in the incident while two other soldiers, were killed when a bomb they were loading onto the band's minibus detonated prematurely. All five were also members of the UVF.

    BBC News - Film plans for 1975 Miami Showband massacre story

    The movie will be made, subject to Traver's approval, by Regent Street Productions of London and Beverly Hills. I normally don't like Troubles movies but I look forward to seeing this one.
    What would the story be? In a movie context I dont see how it would work unless in an Omagh style.

    That was a moving piece

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlue84 View Post
    What would the story be? In a movie context I dont see how it would work unless in an Omagh style.

    That was a moving piece
    Ah, Good old "Whataboutry", where would you Bigots be with out it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlue84 View Post
    What would the story be? In a movie context I dont see how it would work unless in an Omagh style.

    That was a moving piece
    I could think of a number of ways it could be treated, all interesting. I'll definitely watch it when it comes out.

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    It will be interesting to see what role, if any, Capitan Nairac will have.

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    be interesting to see how its presented

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    Would be interesting to see is their music any good.

    They're remembered solely for being murdered.

    Somehow though I doubt that an Ulster Miami style music band wouldn't be to many peoples taste.

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    They were a showband -

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGQOLZkTRXQ&feature=related]YouTube - The Miami Showband: Angel Of Love[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by st333ve View Post
    Would be interesting to see is their music any good.

    They're remembered solely for being murdered.

    Somehow though I doubt that an Ulster Miami style music band wouldn't be to many peoples taste.
    They were from Dublin and, being a showband, played various music styles.

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    It's not definite yet that the film will be made. The book will be turned into a screenplay and Travers has the final say whether the film will go ahead. He is anxious that the matter is treated sensitively - as well he might.

    Has anyone read his book?
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