Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Colonel On Youtube


The wonderfully creative Cubaboy has digitised RTEs broadcast signal of Valour into a splendid Youtube video available through his blog here.

17 comments:

Civilian Overseer said...

Lt.Col, Bravo, such passion, really made me believe thats not the first time you've shouted "Don't leave me", in such heart felt tones to a man.

Though under normal circumstance it would probably be on the field of battle with a young marine under your command, about to pass away.

Must ask Grunt and Guns, if you've ever displayed such raw emotions over leaving them behind.

Thoroughly enjoyable WWI romp, Mr V. is to be congratulated.

Can't wait for "Valour Pt. Deux", Over the top.

P.S. Kids, don't try and work out which one was Sithy, it's terminal to be able to identify a Dark Lord of the Sith.

Constance said...

You were good :)

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

@ Civvy. I'll certainly forward the acollades to Mr. V. Thank you.

@ Constance: Only Good?????!!!!
LOL Glad you got to see it.

Constance said...

I was a little concerned that it would be gone by the time I had a moment to watch it, so I just skipped ahead and watched your performance. But I have seen the whole thing by now! And it was good, but I don't have the same gift for review that you have. You never said you got an AP credit on it!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Phew! For a second there I thought someone was going to criticize me.

Between you and me girl: I've no idea what an Associate Producer is :) If it's: Guy who the director has to phone at all hours of the evening before making the smallest creative decision, just to hear "Yes! That's a great idea John"? Then yes, it was great being an AP. It pales in comparison to being on screen however.

Oh I typed up all those titles too. It took over

Constance said...

Criticize? no. what on earth gave you that idea? Once I got the whole performance into context, though, it made Byrne even creepier. I watched the whole thing through a couple of times (I don't necessarily get all this stuff the first time through) and I think it was well done indeed.

Civilian Overseer said...

I thought an Associate Producer credit is given to one or more of the stars of a movie as a way of giving the actor more cash, maybe its a way of increasing the actor's share of the fee and reducing their management's share or maybe it's just more tax efficent, I could be wrong, any thoughts? Lt.Col put the question to your fellow 2IGTV pundit.

Constance said...

curse me! If I were better, smarter, faster, I might have said "Women all over Ireland were heaving breathy sighs of longing at your disappearance from the screen...wishing only that the dashing Leahy would return once more to quicken their hearts and fulfill their most secret dreams..."

Nah. I've got no future writing romance novels.

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

It read a damn sight better than the last Mills & Boon I opened up - Oh c'mon guys you've all done it!

Master Guns said...

*nods meekly*

Master Guns said...

Civilian Overseer said Must ask Grunt and Guns, if you've ever displayed such raw emotions over leaving them behind.

If you call saluting me from the helicopter as it took off while the mortars went off around me and I faded to black, then yes I guess you could call that emotion from him?

Former Grunt said...

There was no emotion the night I came down to Cork and he left me with his half empty beer as he ran off with a bird.

Ah, what the hell. I'd have done the same :)

CivilianOverseer said...

Grunt, I think that you'll find that their was plenty of emotion between the Lt.Col and his wench, just not the kind that you wanted to get mixed up in.

Lt.Col If you call saluting me from the helicopter as it took off while the mortars went off around me and I faded to black,

As I understand it, you ordered Grunt to stay behind just so you could get that dramatic pan up shot of the Chopters majestically rising into the sky, in the process of capturing said shot, you abandoned him to the tender mercies of the skinnies. The think I really don't get is that when you mounted a daring rescue mission to retreive the, (as you put it in your own words), killer footage from the clutches of the skinnies, that you didn't rescue Grunt as well. He was in the same hut as the video tape, but you just nodded and said "shush", left him. Was it because his rescue was outside the mission paramenters?

Constance said...

I think what you are describing, Mr. Overseer, is an Executive Producer. I believe the Associate Producer is the one who does actual work, complains that they are the only competent ones on the set, and roll their eyes while making sarcastic comments to their underlings.

Civilian Overseer said...

Hey that makes me an associated producer in my job!

Constance said...

Colonel, while you are forwarding accolades to Mr. Vaughan, please add my sincere thanks to him. I was really happy to see the movie!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

Oh once I tell him his work is appreciated by folk here, he'll show up and soak up the accolades in person don't worry :)