London, 19 October 1989. An electrified young man, with eyes wild and a clenched fist, bursts out of the Old Bailey and declares his innocence to the world. Gerry Conlon has just won his appeal for the 1974 Guildford pub bombing. After fifteen years in prison, freedom beckons. Or does it? Following his release, Conlon received close to one million pounds from government compensation, movie and book deals; he ran in the same circles as Johnny Depp, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Shane MacGowan. Conlon seemed to have it all. Yet within five years he was hooked on crack cocaine and eating out of bins in the backstreets of London. Beyond the elation of his release was the awful descent into addiction, isolation and self-loathing. But this is a book about the resilience of the human spirit. What emerges from the darkness and the addiction is Gerry Conlon the pacifist; the man who came to be recognised around the world as a campaigner against miscarriages of justice. In the Name of the Son also reveals damning new evidence of statement tampering by the authorities which would’ve cleared Conlon at the initial trial. Life-long friend, Richard O’Rawe, has written a powerful and candid story of Gerry Conlon’s extraordinary life following his years of brutal incarceration at the hands of the British justice system.
In Richard O'Rawe's stunning debut novel, as audacious and well executed as Ructions' plan to rob the National Bank itself, a new voice in Irish fiction has been unleashed that will shock, surprise and thrill as he takes you on a white-knuckle ride through Belfast's criminal underbelly. Enter the deadly world of tiger kidnappings, kangaroo courts, money laundering, drug deals and double-crosses. Northern Heist is a roller-coaster bank robbery thriller with twists and turns from beginning to end.
The American cinema of terrorism, although coming to prominence primarily in the 1970s amidst high-profile Palestinian terrorist activity, actually dates back to the beginnings of the Cold War. But this early terrorist cinema was centered largely around the Bomb—who had it, who would use it, when—and differs greatly from the terrorist cinema that would follow. Changing world events soon broadened the cinema of terrorism to address emerging international conflicts, including Black September, pre–9/11 Middle Eastern conflicts, and the post–9/11 “War on Terror.” This analytical filmography of American terrorist films establishes terrorist cinema as a unique subgenre with distinct thematic narrative and stylistic trends. It covers all major American films dealing with terrorism, from Otto Preminger’s Exodus (1960) to Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies (2008).
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"I am an innocent man, so is my son. We shouldn't even be here."- Pete Postlethwaite as Giuseppe Conlon, In The Name of the Father Includes excerpts of original reviews and provides a background to the film. Provides biographies of key cast and crew and provides a cultural context for the movie. Looks at the production, casting, key scenes, themes and techniques used in making the film. Go behind the scenes of In the Name of the Father. with the ultimate film guides and get the bigger picture. In 1974 a bomb exploded in a Guildford pub, five people were killed and many injured. In The Name of the Father is the story of a father and son, convicted of the crime and how they spend the next 15 years trying to prove their innocence. Discover why Jim Sheridan's film created a tidal wave of controversy on its release in 1994 and what part he played in the overall look of the film and how did he represent the relationship between the truth and real life. Consider the importance of film style and key scenes, and learn how the film engages the audience by the use of narrative. Discover how, by the use of stylistic features, the themes in the film have been elaborated and understand what role lighting, camera shots and music had on building emotions. Get short biographies of the director Jim Sheridan, Scriptwriter Terry George, and actors Emma Thompson, Daniel Day Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite and Corin Redgrave. Included is a bibliography of articles and books pertaining to the film and a listing of cinematic terms. Written in an accessible style, In the Name of the Father is excellent reading for movie fans and film students alike. Kate Domaille is a lecturer in Media Studies and a freelance writer and works with the Film Education and Associate Tudor scheme at the British Film Institute.
Movies from and about Ireland have attracted huge augiences, capturing top international prizes (The Crying Game) and an Academy Award (My Left Foot). In this text, contributors take a variety of approaches to the treatment of films and film makers. They probe cinema's rewriting of Irish history, from Michael Collins and In the Name of the Father to Lost Beginnings.
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Vibrant and candid memoirs of the late, great British character actor, Pete Postlethwaite. After training as a teacher, Pete Postlethwaite started his acting career at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre where his colleagues included Bill Nighy, Jonathan Pryce, Antony Sher and Julie Walters. After routine early appearances in small parts for television programmes such as THE PROFESSIONALS, Postlethwaite's first success came with the acclaimed British film DISTANT VOICES, STILL LIVES in 1988. He then received an Academy Award nomination for his role in THE NAME OF THE FATHER in 1993. His performance as the mysterious lawyer "Kobayashi" in THE USUAL SUSPECTS is well-known, and he appeared in many successful films including ALIEN 3, BRASSED OFF, THE SHIPPING NEWS, THE CONSTANT GARDENER, as Friar Lawrence in Baz Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET, and in INCEPTION with Leonardo diCaprio. Pete Postlethwaite was one of the best-loved and widely admired performers on stage, TV (SHARPE, THE SINS) and in cinema. In THE ART OF DISCWORLD, Terry Pratchett said that he had always imagined Sam Vimes as 'a younger, slightly bulkier version of Pete Postlethwaite', while Steven Spielberg called him 'the best actor in the world', about which Postlethwaite said: 'I'm sure what Spielberg actually said was, "the thing about Pete is that he thinks he's the best actor in the world."' This is the story of a diverse and multi-talented actor's eventful life, told in his own candid and vibrant words.