'Hunger': Bobby Sands' story told wit...

'Hunger': Bobby Sands' story told with painstaking detail

There are 1 comment on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 16, 2009, titled 'Hunger': Bobby Sands' story told with painstaking detail. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

"Hunger" stars Michael Fassbender as Bobby Sands , the Irish Republican Army terrorist/martyr who starved himself to death in 1981, at 27, to bring attention to the extraordinarily harsh conditions in which he and his fellow prisoners of the infamous H-Block of the Maze Prison, near Belfast, lived under British authority.

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burningrabbit

Stevens Point, WI

#1 Apr 20, 2009
I really enjoy this movie, for some of the reasons the writer above pointed out in the directing style of Steve McQueen. The best scene in my opinion is the 'Middle Panel' where Sands meets with the Priest. The scene opens with both men choosing to smoke. The smoke that fills the room and the camera's field as it winds around the room from the puffs that tumble out of both men's mouths and noses as they talk and listen to each other is just crazy. It takes courage to record this activity, and the movie is very patient as it transpires on the screen. This is art. But not my words. They lack.

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