Today may well now be a golden age for Irish film and television, with the industry in 2015 worth several hundred million pounds. Long gone are the days when programmes depicting the Troubles, which began in 1969, were filmed overseas.
Sure, there are other characters in the sophomore season of HBO's True Detective, but it's the battle between Detective Ray Velcoro (Colin Farrell) and his moustache that offers the most gut-wrenching relationship.
We all know Hollywood is obsessed with the fresh ( just look at the sell by date of actresses.) But even they get 40 odd years. A film's lucky to have a span of 25 before a baby-faced, baseball-capped, Starbucks-carrying studio executive is screaming "remake!"