Jim Sheridan : framing the nation /
Ruth Barton.
Dublin : Liffey Press, c2002.
xiv, 175 p. ; 22 cm.
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Dublin : Liffey Press, c2002.
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Includes interview with Jim Sheridan (p. 139-154).
Jim Sheridan filmography (p. [155]-157).
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]-166) and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-05-15:
Barton (film, University Coll., Dublin) gives us a fascinating study of Oscar Award-winning producer-director Jim Sheridan. Perhaps best known for the critically acclaimed and commercially successful film My Left Foot, Sheridan has built a solid career on films that explore political issues as well as personal and social themes. Barton devotes a chapter each to that film and In the Name of the Father, The Field, The Boxer, and Into the West. Particularly intriguing is the historical and social background of The Boxer, which shows that the Catholic Church, Protestant factories, and youth clubs greatly influenced the rise and importance of boxing clubs. Also discussed are Sheridan's other works, including the not-yet-released East of Harlem. Of special value is the 16-page transcription of Barton's interview with his subject, which gives us Sheridan in his own words. Recommended for all academic libraries and for other libraries with film or Irish studies collections. Susan Peters, Univ. of Texas, Galveston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Table of Contents
About the Authorp. vi
Series Introductionp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Chronologyp. xi
Introductionp. 1
My Left Foot (1989): The Collision with Modernityp. 15
The Field (1990): Revising Historyp. 39
In the Name of the Father (1993): A Political Cinema?p. 63
The Boxer (1997): The Performance of Peacep. 99
Into the West (1992): The Mythic Familyp. 123
Interview with Jim Sheridanp. 139
Filmographyp. 155
Referencesp. 159
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