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Thread #164542   Message #3939735
Posted By: Little Hawk
26-Jul-18 - 11:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: movie history
Subject: RE: BS: movie history
Then there's "The Worst Years Of Our Lives", an art film about the desperate flight from Ireland and the landing on Newfoundland's rocky shores by the ragged progenitors of Shane McBride, they who escaped the "cleansing of Dangle" in 1849, when the enraged inhabitants of Dangle, Ireland wiped out most of the McBride clan for assorted offenses against their neighbors, and drove the few survivors from Ireland's shores. This film probably would be far better known if not for the fact that Liam Neeson refused his chance to star in it. To quote Neeson, "It's possibly *the* classic example of film making at its absolute worst. I thank providence that I turned down that offer. It would probably have been worse than acting opposite Jar Jar Binks, and might well have killed my career. I'd have had to become a butcher or a greengrocer or something along that line instead."