The Poetics of Point of View: Neil Jordan's the Butcher Boy
Zucker, Carole, Literature/Film Quarterly
There is a potent interface between the work of filmmaker Neil Jordan and novelist Patrick McCabe. The Butcher Boy would present a particular attraction for Jordan, conceptualized as it is in the Ireland of the '50s and early '60s in which Jordan grew up, a time governed by the paranoiac, and somewhat mad A-Bomb and anti-Communist hysteria, the mysticism and paralysis of a country still dominated by archaic religious beliefs and superstitions, and the repressive, largely rural, small-town milieu that characterized the era. And as Jordan has said of his films, they are ". . . all basically about the clash between the real world and the world of imagination and unreality. The constant …
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Publication information: Article title: The Poetics of Point of View: Neil Jordan's the Butcher Boy. Contributors: Zucker, Carole - Author. Journal title: Literature/Film Quarterly. Volume: 31. Issue: 3 Publication date: January 1, 2003. Page number: 203. © Salisbury University 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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