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A great movie: The Last Hurrah.

Posted by Jason O on Jan 11, 2012 in Irish Politics, Lisbon Treaty |

If you want to understand Irish politics, you could do far worse than watch John Ford’s 1958 classic “The Last Hurrah”, starring Spencer Tracy as (basically) the mayor of Boston seeking reelection to a fifth term. It’s good old fashioned Mayor Daley pork barrelled stuff, about the graft and simple human interaction needed to win elections. Keep an eye out for a young Jeffrey Hunter, who was the first captain of the USS Enterprise before being replaced by a young actor named William Shatner. There’s also a reference to a well known Fianna Fail politician of the time. Great stuff, with Tracy just superb to watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eocq67IlRqQ

2 Comments

Pidge
Jan 11, 2012 at 9:50 am

If you haven’t already, be sure to give Boss a go.


 
Jason O
Jan 14, 2012 at 8:34 am

Really looking forward to it. Kelsey Grammar one of my favourite actors.


 

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