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Luvvies gone into overdrive?

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  • 14-01-2016 8:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 19,458 ✭✭✭✭


    First of all, I will admit that by nature I am a cynical dude.

    So, having conceded that, what's going on with the Luvvies?

    These Oscar nominations, great that we have done well, but every RTE news bulletin I have listened to,every programme, every chance to portray this as a major event has been taken.

    Now, I would surmise that to the majority of Ireland's population this is a ' bit of an interest' but not world shattering news?

    Looks like the luvvies have gone into overdrive, and RTE are throwing petrol on the flames big time .

    Is this an attempt to big up everything to ensure a fairly large contingent of blaggers from Donnybrook to hit for LA to cover the 'Ooirish Angle'?

    I said I was cynical and if the general opinion is against me, I will be glad to back down and admit I was wrong.

    What's going on?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 23,646 ✭✭✭✭qo2cj1dsne8y4k


    What are you talking about?
    Who are the luvvies?


  • Posts: 26,052 ✭✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Maybe it's just a slow news month. It's pretty miserable in January generally, I don't mind a bit of news that doesn't involve rape or beheading or bombing or child abuse or homelessness. It helps take the edge of the grim realities.

    Besides, I quite like checking out the dresses on the ole red carpet and all that shallow, superficial idiot stuff.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,396 ✭✭✭✭Turtyturd



    What's going on?


    You first.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,284 ✭✭✭StewartGriffin


    UK are claiming Saoirse as a British actor and we're claiming "Room" as an Irish movie. Fair enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,068 ✭✭✭✭My name is URL


    UK are claiming Saoirse as a British actor and we're claiming "Room" as an Irish movie. Fair enough.

    Room is an Irish (and Canadian) film. It was funded by the IFB and its Canadian counterpart


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,458 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    What are you talking about?
    Who are the luvvies?

    http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/luvvies


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,733 ✭✭✭Duckworth_Luas


    UK are claiming Saoirse as a British actor and we're claiming "Room" as an Irish movie. Fair enough.
    Canada just claimed the writer of 'Room' and everything associated with 'Brooklyn', and they're not even proper Americans.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,284 ✭✭✭StewartGriffin


    Room is an Irish (and Canadian) film. It was funded by the IFB and its Canadian counterpart

    IFB are listed here allright. Filmed entirely on location in Canada.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 46,938 ✭✭✭✭Nodin


    Canada just claimed the writer of 'Room' and everything associated with 'Brooklyn', and they're not even proper Americans.

    .....o you had to, didn't you.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 7,129 ✭✭✭my friend


    Merely nominations yet the LEAD story and took pretty much the entire 6 one news bulletin this evening

    Is Panti running their newsroom now?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,432 ✭✭✭✭kneemos


    Yeah,but the Irish.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,379 ✭✭✭CarrickMcJoe


    my friend wrote: »
    Merely nominations yet the LEAD story and took pretty much the entire 6 one news bulletin this evening

    Is Panti running their newsroom now?

    No, Kim Jung Kenny is, all the awards news is covering up Noonan's U turn...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,521 ✭✭✭✭mansize


    What dafuq has it to do with Panti?

    Oscars are an easy lead


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,747 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm



    You educated me I never heard of this phrase did the arty crowd invent this word themselves?

    As for the OP's question I agree it is awful guff. I just watch a film if I think its decent as for the awards I couldn't give a sh*te. All these overly dramatic and overly emotional people, you would swear it was a club All-Ireland title they were getting!

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭blackvalley


    Well they did give over most of Mondays broadcast time to the death of a British pop singer


  • Registered Users Posts: 886 ✭✭✭seamusk84


    Generally speaking I am at odds with the media. In recent months in particular the leftist agenda of RTE and their ilk has really started to get to me.
    This Oscar buzz is yet again another attempt to distract us from the real issues.

    Irish film industry doing well, great. But it's not like the best thing that's ever happened is. As you say OP, it is mildly interesting.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,284 ✭✭✭StewartGriffin


    Well they did give over most of Mondays broadcast time to the death of a British pop singer

    He was Irish too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,458 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    You educated me I never heard of this phrase did the arty crowd invent this word themselves?

    As for the OP's question I agree it is awful guff. I just watch a film if I think its decent as for the awards I couldn't give a sh*te. All these overly dramatic and overly emotional people, you would swear it was a club All-Ireland title they were getting!

    Not sure who invented it,but I have to say it's appropriate.

    Heard Saoirse Ronan interviewed on the 6 news.

    Where did that accent come from :eek:

    Best of luck to them by the way, be interesting to see who gets the gig from Montrose, they will hardly leave such a world shattering event to Ms Perry.

    She will need back up surely;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,163 ✭✭✭Shrap


    You educated me I never heard of this phrase did the arty crowd invent this word themselves?

    Comes from the overly affected way that theater actors speak, with much "Dahling, don't be afraid to express yourself!! Luvvie, please.....you're too much!!"

    That kind of thing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,163 ✭✭✭Shrap


    Heard Saoirse Ronan interviewed on the 6 news.

    Where did that accent come from :eek:

    Yes, that. What happened there?! Is she suddenly from Finglas?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,681 ✭✭✭Fleawuss


    I think any industry in Ireland or of Ireland that achieves on the world stage should be celebrated. Part of being Irish is a love for words and stories and its past time we turned that into a sustainable film industry. Well done to the lot of them: great to see a new generation of Irish artists achieve international recognition.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,458 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Shrap wrote: »
    Yes, that. What happened there?! Is she suddenly from Finglas?

    Cannot figure that one out, she was Mount Anville Central last I heard:confused:


  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭blackvalley


    He was Irish too.

    Newstalk managed to mention today that the late great Alan Rickman had an Irish granny ( we just cant help acting the eejit)


  • Registered Users Posts: 683 ✭✭✭blackvalley


    Cannot figure that one out, she was Mount Anville Central last I heard:confused:
    Strange that :D and her born in New York . ( Oops is she still Irish so :eek: )


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,458 ✭✭✭✭Brendan Bendar


    Strange that :D and her born in New York . ( Oops is she still Irish so :eek: )

    Irish as Jimmy Magee...:cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭Canadel


    He was Irish too.
    He belonged to the world. Great artists do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,747 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm


    Newstalk managed to mention today that the late great Alan Rickman had an Irish granny ( we just cant help acting the eejit)

    Ah but he was De Valera once and shot Michael Collins (Liam Neeson) in the back...(allegedly)
    Personally I like to think that he only meant to "schießen die Fenster" (shoot the windows) like in die hard :D

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,837 ✭✭✭TheLastMohican


    Mutual masturbation by The Mutual Admiration Society! A sickly melange of sociopaths. Pass the sickbag please.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,747 ✭✭✭✭gormdubhgorm


    Fleawuss wrote: »
    I think any industry in Ireland or of Ireland that achieves on the world stage should be celebrated. Part of being Irish is a love for words and stories and its past time we turned that into a sustainable film industry. Well done to the lot of them: great to see a new generation of Irish artists achieve international recognition.

    I don't mind that at all it is just they go over the top with the hype. The film tax breaks were a great idea in fairness.
    But I think the Oscars are terrible television with every cliche in the book thrown out though.
    Then you have actors/actresses getting teary eyed and way too emotional that is the bit I can't stick. The Irish media are already feeding into that.
    I get that there are people who like to watch the glam and who is wearing what, but that sideshow is not for me.

    Guff about stuff, and stuff about guff.



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,342 ✭✭✭Whosthis


    First of all, I will admit that by nature I am a cynical dude.

    So, having conceded that, what's going on with the Luvvies?

    These Oscar nominations, great that we have done well, but every RTE news bulletin I have listened to,every programme, every chance to portray this as a major event has been taken.

    Now, I would surmise that to the majority of Ireland's population this is a ' bit of an interest' but not world shattering news?

    Looks like the luvvies have gone into overdrive, and RTE are throwing petrol on the flames big time .

    Is this an attempt to big up everything to ensure a fairly large contingent of blaggers from Donnybrook to hit for LA to cover the 'Ooirish Angle'?

    I said I was cynical and if the general opinion is against me, I will be glad to back down and admit I was wrong.

    What's going on?

    Rte need to spend time reporting on stuff like this, they won't report real news like Denis O'Brien being investigated by the Criminal Assets Bureau, that airtime won't fill itself.


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