Irish Opinion David Geraghty

We chat movies with BellX1 and solo artist David Geraghty.

Following three critically acclaimed albums with BELLX1 and his own debut solo album ‘Kill Your Darlings’, David Geraghty’s career seems to be going from strength to strength. He’s toured the globe, was nominated for a Choice Music Prize, he even appeared on the David Letterman Show. Now he’s set to return to touring in Ireland with both solo and band dates announced. We caught up with the musician to talk movies.


Q: How often to you get to sit down and watch a movie?

Very seldom at home. I always make an effort to get to the cinema where there are no distractions.


Q: Tell us about the last movie you saw? (either in cinema, video, DVD or TV)
Bourne Ultimatum – The whole nine yards regarding big screen action movie eye candy.


Q: What is your favourite Irish movie and why?
The field – I think it’s a great story.
Most of the characters in the film remind me of people I knew or heard about through family down the country. It’s both hilarious and tragic. ‘Poetic Irish misery’ I think they call it!

Q: What is your favourite movie of all time?
Well owing to the fact that I, along with most of the people on planet earth, have an obsession with quoting lines from ‘Withnail and I’, is a reason why it is most certainly up there. The fact that I don’t even show signs of stopping, must mean it’s my favourite film.

Q: What movie could you never sit through again?
You know, ‘The Blair Witch Project’ scared the shit out of me. Maybe it’s because of the way it was filmed, I think it reminds me of my nightmares as a kid.


Q: Have you ever cried during a movie? Which one?
No, boys don’t cry.

Q: Favourite movie snack?
Maltesers (without question).


Q: Favourite TV programme?

Q: Who would play you in the movie adaptation of your life?
David Caruso – he is the ultimate in line delivery…’you my friend (pause), are going down (NOT)’.

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