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Ireland's America: a case study of Sheridan's In America (2002) and Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005)

Brereton, Pat (2008) Ireland's America: a case study of Sheridan's In America (2002) and Get Rich or Die Tryin (2005). Studies in European Cinema, 5 (1). ISSN 1741-1548

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Abstract

Jim Sheridan is one of the fathers of Irish national cinema with Oscar-winning films including My Left Foot (1990) and powerful nation building narratives like The Field (1990) and In the Name of the Father (1993). His recent work has tried to become more internationally appealing with an evocative study of Irish emigrants in America and most controversially his recent biopic of the internationally known black rapper, 50 cent. By examining In America and Get Rich or Die Tryin this article will assess how Sheridan adapts his Irish preoccupations while trying to take on Hollywood. More than any other Irish director, Sheridan uses family, race, otherness, and Americana, in general, to dramatise Ireland’s affinity with America.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:auteur; national cinema; race; genre and Hollywood;
Subjects:Humanities > Motion pictures
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Communications
Publisher:Intellect
Official URL:http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journalarticles.php?issn=17411548&v=5&i=1&d=10.1386/seci.5.1.45/1
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:4085
Deposited On:07 Apr 2009 10:51 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 07 Apr 2009 11:51

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