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This seems a lot different from the novel...


...Which is possibly the reason for some of the continuity errors. In the novel, Gypo & Frankie were part of the Marxist Revolutionary Organisation, not the IRA. The novel was more specifically dealing with the disillusionment of the poor following the war of independence & the civil war, when most of the new governemnt's money was going into rebuilding the country & there wasn't much left over to improve the lot of the common man. Understandably Ford probably thought he could reach a wider audience by making it about the IRA, but he should have done his homework a bit more thoroughly as there were no goofs in the original novel.

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Even in the early days of film, book adaptations varied wildly from the original source material.

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