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Best known for his enormously successful independent film The Crying Game, Irish director Neil Jordan has made sixteen feature films since 1982. Even after achieving commercial success and critical acclaim with such films as Interview with the Vampire and The Butcher Boy, Jordan remains a curiously elusive figure in the era of the celebrity filmmaker. Maria Pramaggiore addresses this conundrum by examining Jordan's distinctive style across a surprisingly broad range of genres and production contexts, including horror and gangster films, Irish-themed movies, and Hollywood remakes.

 

Despite the striking diversity of Jordan's films, the director consistently returns to gothic themes of loss, violence, and madness. In her sophisticated examination of Mona Lisa, Michael Collins, and The Good Thief, Pramaggiore shows how Jordan presents these dark narratives with a uniquely Irish and postmodern sense of irony. This illuminating analysis of one of the cinema's most important artists will be of keen interest to movie enthusiasts as well as students and scholars of contemporary film.

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An Irish director of dark narratives with a postmodern sense of irony

About the Author

Maria Pramaggiore is a professor of film studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Irish and African American Cinema: Identifying Others and Performing Identities, 1980-2000 and coauthor (with Tom Wallis) of Film: A Critical Introduction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252075308
Author:
Pramaggiore, Maria
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Author:
Pramaggiore, Maria T.
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Jordan, Neil
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Individual Director
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Jordan, Neil - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Contemporary Film Directors
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 photos
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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