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The General
The General
 
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Author : John Boorman
Publisher : Faber & Faber
ISBN# : 9780571196463
Pages : 125
Price :INR 729
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The General is Martin Cahill, a working-class Dubliner who was the mastermind behind a series of daring robberies that stunned Ireland in the 1980s. Despite being the countrys most wanted man, he eluded capture -- and showed great humor and elan in doing so -- until he was assassinated by the IRA for refusing to serve their cause.

The screenplay of John Boormans film, for which he won the Cannes Film Festivals award for best director, delves deeply into Cahills heart to reveal a man who possessed a relish for defying the might of society, a ferocious cunning, a sense of perpetual celebration, and a dark brutality -- all the characteristics of a Celtic chieftain. With the strong sense of place and character that he also demonstrated in his Academy Award-nominated Hope and Glory, Boorman brings this man -- and his society -- to Life with an immediacy and empathy rare to modern film writing.

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[A] canny, elegant new film ... (John Boorman] tells this tale of an Irish underworld original with an unerring instinct for the captivating detail. -- The New York Times

 

 
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