The IRA on Film and Television: A History

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McFarland, 10 janv. 2014 - 273 pages
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) has for decades pursued the goal of unifying its homeland into a single sovereign nation, ending British rule in Northern Ireland. Over the years, the IRA has been dramatized in motion pictures directed by John Ford (The Informer), Carol Reed (Odd Man Out), David Lean (Ryan's Daughter), Neil Jordan (Michael Collins), and many others. Such international film stars as Liam Neeson, James Cagney, Richard Gere, James Mason and Anthony Hopkins have portrayed IRA members alternately as heroic patriots, psychotic terrorists and tormented rebels. This work analyzes celluloid depictions of the IRA from the 1916 Easter Rising to the peace process of the 1990s. Topics include America's role in creating both the IRA and its cinematic image, the organization's brief association with the Nazis, and critical reception of IRA films in Ireland, Britain and the United States.
 

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Table des matières

Preface
1
Introduction
5
1 The Troubles I
15
2 The Big Fellow
38
3 The Shamrock and the Swastika
62
4 The Troubles II
100
5 The Classics
147
6 American Angles
161
9 Themes and Characters
215
10 Post Troubles?
236
Conclusion
242
Chronology
245
Filmography
247
Chapter Notes
251
Bibliography
260
Index
265

7 International Intrigue
198
8 The Gangster Film
204

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Mark Connelly teaches literature and film at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he is vice president of the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center.

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