When I was about thirteen years old, I remember coming home late to an empty house and turning on the T.V to be greeted by, what appeared to be, another 30 minutes of current affairs bullshit. It wasn't until an interview with the deputy leader of Sinn Fein, Rory O'Connor, that I realised something was very wrong and it wasn't until the interview finished, with the helium induced squeal of Mr O'Connors words resonating through the tiny speakers of our late 80's television that i finally made my decision. 'your tone is antagonistic and your making me very angry'
I nearly pissed myself
To my relatively uninformed thirteen year old mind the preceding fifteen minutes, however absurd, had been standard news worthy fare. The set was remarkably well constructed, the reports all believable, the stories utterly common but this was the day that i was to discover the great British satirist Chris Morris. And so, after twisting my fragile mind with the surreal 'Blue Jam' and ruining my urinary control with 'The Day Today' and 'Brass Eye', Mr Morris returns, after many years, with his first feature film 'Four Lions'. It premiered at the sundance film festival this year and apart from the link below I have very little to say about it except that I eagerly anticipate its release. Follow the link, watch the clip and tell me that terrorism is a new phenomenon! http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2010/jan/21/chris-morris-four-lions-sundance