AND ONE MORE THING: Pop Eye has no problem with music by contemporary figures Bono, Gavin Friday and Sinead O’Connor being in the film “In the Name of the Father,” which takes place largely in the late ‘70s. Their music adds to the dramatic tension of the story of Gerry Conlon, wrongly convicted as an IRA bomber.
But the prominent use in the film of a contemporary music poster may raise eyebrows.
The subject of the poster, Jimi Hendrix, is fine. Conlon is established early in the film as a big Hendrix fan. But the poster on the wall of his prison cell promotes “The Jimi Hendrix Collection,” a best-of album that was released just last year.
Says a spokesman for Universal Pictures, which released the film: “Oops!”