Neil Jordan

Author: Maria Pramaggiore
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252075307
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An Irish director of dark narratives with a postmodern sense of irony

Nightlines

Author: Neil Jordan
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780679444398
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From the Oscar-winning writer and director of The Crying Game and Interview With the Vampire comes a powerful novel about an intense rivalry--in politics and in love--between a father and son, set in Ireland and in Spain during the Civil War.

Neil Jordan

Author: Emer Rockett
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With films like The Crying Game, Interview With a Vampire, Michael Collins, and, most recently. The Good Thief, Neil Jordan is Ireland's most versatile, prolific, and successful film director. The authors argue that central to Jordan's work is an exploration and challenging of boundaries and borders. He creates sumptuous and sensuous worlds of synergy that, thematically and narratively layered, are open to multiple critical interpretations. The authors provide detailed, contextualized readings each of his films, as well as situate them in relation to his literary work.

Neil Jordan

Author: Carole Zucker
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 161703746X
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These interviews cover the career to date of Neil Jordan (b. 1950), easily the most renowned filmmaker working in contemporary Irish cinema. Jordan began as a fiction writer, winning the distinguished Guardian Fiction Prize for his very first book of short stories, Night in Tunisia, in 1976. His film debut was made during the peak of the Troubles in Ireland, and he addresses the sectarian violence head-on in his first outing, Angel (1982). This film also marked Jordan's long-time association with the actor Stephen Rea who has appeared in nine of the director's films and is often seen as Jordan's doppelgänger. Angel was awarded the London Evening Standard Most Promising Newcomer Award, the first of many accolades. These include the London Critics Circle Award for Best Film and Best Director for The Company of Wolves (1984), Best Film at the BAFTAs, as well as an Academy Award for Best Screenwriter for The Crying Game (1992), Best Film at the Venice Film Festival for Michael Collins (1996), Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival for The Butcher Boy (1997), and a BAFTA for Best Screenplay for The End of the Affair (1999). The director continued to publish works of fiction as well as writing the scripts for most of his feature films, and in 2011 he produced a highly regarded novel, Mistaken, set in Jordan's home turf of Dublin and featuring characters who are duplicates of one another as well as mysterious arrivals and departures at the home of the Irish author of Dracula, Bram Stoker. The filmmaker has most recently produced, written, and directed the television series The Borgias (starring Jeremy Irons) and completed his fourteenth feature film, Byzantium, the story of a mother and daughter vampire duo, recalling his earlier work on the Anne Rice novel Interview with the Vampire (1994).

Night In Tunisia

Author: Neil Jordan
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848548192
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Set in the seaside towns of Ireland, within the tiled Victorian walls of Kensal Rise Baths, in Dublin on the day de Valera is buried, these stunning stories narrate the powerful rites of passage that form our lives - the end of childhood, the moment of death, the end of a love affair. They reveal for the first time the extraordinary imagination and insight that characterises both the fiction and films of Neil Jordan.

Mistaken

Author: Neil Jordan
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1593764715
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“I had been mistaken for him so many times that when I heard he had died it was as if part of myself had died too. So begins Mistaken, the new bestselling novel from the master of gothic fiction, Neil Jordan. Kevin and Gerald were two boys growing up on opposite sides of the Dublin economic divide. Though they had never met, they shared a growing awareness of each other through episodes of mistaken identity. Yet Kevin was doubly haunted, living next door to the one-time residence of Bram Stoker, and the shadow of both a vampire and Gerald stretch far across his early years. For a time, the boys doppelganger paths would cross innocently enough—one stealing the others unwitting girlfriend, or being called out to in the street–until a family tragedy sends them both down a much darker path. “Mistaken comes complete with a plot as precise and as crafted as that of the finest thriller, filtered through an insistent narrative voice that holds the stricken reader as if at gunpoint. For all the revelation and the anger, it is the writing, the linguistic artistry that ultimately leaves one gasping. Be warned: this is a great international novel, a great Irish novel and, most of all, a great Dublin novel that thoughtfully heeds Joyce and then breaks free the way a child eventually shrugs off even the most loving and beloved of parents. ¬–Irish Times

Carnivalesque

Author: Neil Jordan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408881365
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It looked like any other carnival, but of course it wasn't... It had its own little backstreets, its alleyways of hanging bulbs and ghost trains and Punch and Judy stands ... And at the end of one he saw the Hall of Mirrors. There were looping strings of carnival lights leading towards it, and a large sign in mirrored glass reading 'Burleigh's Amazing Hall of Mirrors' and the sign reflected the lights in all sorts of magically distorted ways. To Andy and his parents, it looks like any other carnival: creaking ghost train, rusty rollercoaster and circus performers. But of course it isn't. Drawn to the hall of mirrors, Andy enters and is hypnotised by the many selves staring back at him. Sometime later, one of those selves walks out rejoins his parents – leaving Andy trapped inside the glass, snatched from the tensions of his suburban home and transported to a world where the laws of gravity are meaningless and time performs acrobatic tricks. And now an identical stranger inhabits Andy's life, unsettling his mother with a curious blankness, as mysterious events start unfolding in their Irish coastal town...

The Fictional Imagination Of Neil Jordan Irish Novelist And Film Maker

Author: Marguerite Pernot-Deschamps
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This work examines Neil Jordan's use of images taken from Irish history, Catholicism, the Irish land and the world of art and the senses, in his films and, heretofore unexamined novels. Neil Jordan, who is famous worldwide as a film maker, started his career as a writer of short stories, through which he seemed to follow a very Irish literary tradition. As he became more and more attracted to the world of cinema, he gave up writing short stories, and has released over fifteen films since his first feature film, Angel, came out. He has, however, never relinquished writing, and four novels have been published to date: The Past (1980), The Dream of a Beast (1983), Sunrise with Sea Monster (1994) and Shade (2004). All of his five works seem very different at first sight, and yet they are united by both the particular use Jordan makes of images, mostly related to his native country, and his constant attempt at finding the right narrative voice to convey the complexity of individuals and their relationships with others. Moreover, Jordan has never settled for one particular form of narrative and has, therefore, been free to experiment with quite different narrative courses, thus approaching the multifaceted reality of human nature from different angles every time and holding a multiplicity of mirrors to its inherent complexity.

In Dreams

Author: Bruce Robinson
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The Drowned Detective

Author: Neil Jordan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408865173
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Jonathan is a private investigator in a decaying eastern European city, consumed by his work and his failing marriage. Approached one day by an elderly couple, he is presented with a faded photograph of their daughter, missing for nearly two decades. Troubled by the image of the little girl, who was the same age when she vanished as his own daughter is now – he is compelled to find her. But one night, soon after taking on the case, as he walks across the bridge spanning the river that divides the city, he encounters a young woman crouched at the foot of a stone angel – a woman who suddenly leaps into the icy water below. Without thinking, Jonathan plunges after her, and is soon drawn into her ghostly world of confusion, coincidence and intrigue, and the city he thought he knew turns strange and threatening. Haunting and deeply moving, The Drowned Detective is an intoxicating, atmospheric exploration of relationships, lies and betrayal – confirming Neil Jordon as a master storyteller and a vital literary voice.