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Old 03-25-09, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike


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HUNGER is the stunningly assured debut feature from Turner Prize-winning visual artist Steve McQueen. Winner of the 2008 Cannes Camera d’Or among other top international prizes, the film is a work of astonishing precision co-written by acclaimed Irish playwright Enda Walsh and starring Michael Fassbender (300, Tarantino’s upcoming INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) in an unflinchingly passionate turn. HUNGER was an official selection of the Toronto, Telluride and New York film festivals. In 1981, a deadly serious battle takes place in the infamous H-block of Belfast’s Maze Prison. Republican inmates, led by Bobby Sands (Fassbender), refuse to eat until the British government acknowledges the IRA as a legitimate political organization. Steve McQueen’s commanding direction captures the phsyical details of their struggle. Is it suicide or martyrdom?

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Looks like it expanded last weekend. Has anyone caught this?
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Old 03-25-09, 04:11 PM   #2
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

I wonder how much easier it is to get a job in movies when your name is Steve McQueen?
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Old 03-25-09, 04:13 PM   #3
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

I came in here to make a Steve McQueen joke out of the "McQueen" in the thread title only to find, 1. The guys first name is actually Steve, and 2. the first post already made a joke...
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Old 03-25-09, 04:17 PM   #4
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

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Looks like it expanded last weekend. Has anyone caught this?
A friend of mine saw it last week and said it was fantastic. No pun intended, I've been going through a rough time lately and didn't have the stomach for it.
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Old 03-25-09, 04:19 PM   #5
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

is playing at the philly film festival but for your region free folks, the uk dvd came out about 2 weeks ago. Is IFC so I figure it would be on demand as well. they seem to do that with most releases of theirs of late.
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Old 03-25-09, 04:37 PM   #6
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

I'll stick with THE GREAT ESCAPE instead, thank you.
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Old 03-25-09, 05:21 PM   #7
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

Caught this at last fall's NY Film Festival - absolutely riveting, one of the best things I've seen in the past few years. Not an easy film because of the violence and conditions depicted, but very rewarding experience.
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Old 03-25-09, 10:49 PM   #8
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

Hunger is easily one of my favorites of '08. definitely inventive in terms of being a skilled display for the senses. it's incredibly piercing and experimental in the audio and visual department - i'm thrilled that this is being released in more theaters nationwide.
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Old 03-25-09, 11:02 PM   #9
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Wonderful film. Powerful and beautifully crafted.
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Old 03-26-09, 08:54 AM   #10
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

Opens here in a few weeks, heard really good things about this.
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Old 03-26-09, 09:59 AM   #11
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

checked last night and it is in the IFC On Demand section.
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Old 03-26-09, 12:28 PM   #12
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

That looks like it might be a pretty good movie.

And yes it is distracting that the director's name is Steve McQueen.
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Old 03-26-09, 12:32 PM   #13
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

looking forward to seeing this, but have to wait for April 3 when it opens down at E. Street.
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Old 04-03-09, 09:48 PM   #14
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

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A friend of mine saw it last week and said it was fantastic. No pun intended, I've been going through a rough time lately and didn't have the stomach for it.
I thought the scenes of Bobby Sands deterioration were very painful to watch. As for the film, I was transfixed by it, notably for the ingenious camera work/cinematography. A very long take between Bobby Sands and Father Moran was the closest thing to seeing a scene play out in a play 'theatre' form. Highly recommended.
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Old 05-10-11, 07:51 PM   #15
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

I just recently watched this film as I've been on sort of a Fassbender kick (Fish Tank, Centurion) and this was just painful to watch. I particularly liked the long takes and the cinematography was very well done. It helps that Criterion's Blu-ray release is pretty much perfect. Great film.
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Old 05-10-11, 08:14 PM   #16
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Re: Hunger (McQueen, 2008) — Movie about the 1981 Northern Ireland hunger strike

My first proper introduction to Fassbender was in Inglorious Basterds. He was solid in it...he just had a certain quality as Archie Hilcox. The moment the CC sale at B&N happened I made sure I got Hunger, never knowing anything about McQueen either (great direction for sure), to eye wtf Fassbender was all about...holy shit. Since that time....he's become a favorite actor of mine. Amazingly enough...I had seen him in some of his previous work but didn't know him...namely 300 and Band of Brothers (which has sooooo many actors that I didn't know at that time but turns out they're famous now). He's also doing a film w/ McQueen again..so...I'm excited for more Fassbender madness!
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