'This is what I need you to do to make it right': Conor McPherson's I Went Down

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Title: 'This is what I need you to do to make it right': Conor McPherson's I Went Down
Authors: Pine, Emilie
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6256
Date: Sep-2012
Abstract: Conor McPherson’s first film project, I Went Down (1997), is all about screwing it up, then making it right. The film follows the fortunes of two hapless and somewhat accidental gangsters as they careen around the Irish countryside in a series of stolen cars desperately seeking a fugitive and a set of forged dollar printing-plates. McPherson’s characters are familiar types: inarticulate Irish men trapped in narrow identities because of their inability to change. Yet what makes I Went Down a successful black comedy is the way the McPherson’s screenplay, and the finished film, modulate these character types with a genial humanity that is, in the end, redemptive.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Carysfort Press
Keywords: I went down (Motion picture)Film studies
Other versions: http://www.carysfortpress.com/products/conormcphersontheatre.htm
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Chambers, L. and Jordan, E. (eds.). The Theatre of Conor McPherson: 'Right Beside the Beyond'
ISBN: 9781904505617
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

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