Tom McGurk: 1916 is more than a ripping good yarn

Much to admire in Rebellion, but who wants to watch a period soap opera?

31st January, 2016
Rebellion approached 1916 by maintaining its artistic and historical distance Picture: RTE

Alfred Hitchcock was once asked what were the essential ingredients to produce a quality film. “Three things,” he replied. “One a good script, two a good script and three a good script.” He added: “The script was the foundation on which everything is built.”

Watching Rebellion, the 1916 drama which concludes on television tonight, it has been difficult not to remember Hitchcock’s fateful admonition.

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