The Films of Lenny Abrahamson

A Filmmaking of Philosophy
 
 
Bloomsbury Academic USA (Verlag)
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  • erschienen am 23. August 2018
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  • 248 Seiten
 
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The Films of Lenny Abrahamson: A Filmmaking of Philosophys of provides a comprehensive study of the films of contemporary, highly critically-appraised Irish director Lenny Abrahamson. As well as considering the aesthetics, cultural reflections and philosophical concerns in the better known work of this dynamic and profoundly original Irish filmmaker, it also looks at his short film - 3 Joes - and his little-seen student film Mendel.

As the first sustained study of Abrahamson's engaging and cinematically rich work, Barry Monahan's book sheds light on the aesthetic wealth of the artist and connects his stylistic innovations to the context of his projects' socio-cultural background, to his own influences in modern cinema - going beyond Irish film, to reflect upon the works of auteurs such as Bergman, Tarkovsky, Kubrick, and Kaurismäki among others - and to a broader reflection on what his canon has to contribute to the philosophy of cinema, art, and questions about human existence in the 21st century.
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Barry Monahan is Lecturer in Film Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. He has written on, and researched, the relationship between the Abbey Theatre and cinema from the beginning of the sound period until the 1960s, something he explores in his monograph Ireland's Theatre on Film: Style, Stories and the National Stage on Screen (2009).
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction: Five Contextual Categories: Classifying Cinema in Ireland
Four Cinematic Categories: The National and Beyond

Chapter 1: 3 Joes - The Young Filmmaker and the First Short: Mendel

Chapter 2: Adam and Paul - Celtic Tiger Cinema: From Short Films to Features

Chapter 3: Garage - A Second Collaboration with Mark O'Halloran

Chapter 4: What Richard Did - Characters in Context

Chapter 5: Frank - Inside the Head of the Character in Early Cinema

Chapter 6: Room - Contexts for the Novel and its Adaptation

Chapter 7: Interview with Lenny Abrahamson (Dublin, 1 June 2014)

Bibliography
Filmography
Index
Barry Monahan's book is an insightful treatment of Lenny Abrahamson's cinematic oeuvre, a thorough analysis of Abrahamson's seven films that moves beyond the filmmaker's national context to explore the films' transnational and intertextual inspiration and philosophical concerns. I strongly recommend this perceptive study to anyone interested in the work of this exciting Irish director. * Raita Merivirta, Researcher, University of Turku, Finland * Barry Monahan shows us why Lenny Abrahamson is one of Ireland's most important filmmakers. In shrewd, engaging readings of Abrahamson's oeuvre, Monahan explores the power of cinema to lay bare what it means to be human. An ambitious study that does not disappoint. * Kathleen Vejvoda, Professor of English, Bridgewater State University, USA *

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