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The Resource Michael Collins, Geffen Pictures ; writer-director, Neil Jordan ; producer, Stephen Woolley, (videorecording)

Michael Collins, Geffen Pictures ; writer-director, Neil Jordan ; producer, Stephen Woolley, (videorecording)

Label
Michael Collins
Title
Michael Collins
Statement of responsibility
Geffen Pictures ; writer-director, Neil Jordan ; producer, Stephen Woolley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Presents the life of an Irishman whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ingited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny. A heartfelt epic from Irish director Neal Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire), Michael Collins is the biography of the charismatic and controversial Irish rebel leader who led the fight for independence from Britain. Among the most beautiful and atmospherically photographed movies of the '90s, Michael Collins is also a rich and intelligent study of the nature of politics and leadership: the IRA spokesman, full of fiery convictions, eventually gives way to the more mature negotiator who strives to reach a compromise solution and is politically undone in the process. Liam Neeson gives a grand and towering performance as Collins, but for all the character's legendary, heroic, or otherwise larger-than-life attributes, Jordan and Neeson also keep him human. This is sweeping historical filmmaking of the kind we haven't seen since the heyday of David Lean, but with Jordan's characteristic touches of complexity and ambivalence. --Jim Emerson
Cataloging source
IXA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Elliot Goldenthal
Dewey number
791.43
LC call number
PN1995.9.B55
LC item number
M534 1997
PerformerNote
Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts
Runtime
184
Technique
live action
Label
Michael Collins, Geffen Pictures ; writer-director, Neil Jordan ; producer, Stephen Woolley, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Rated R
  • Closed-captioned
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm38366042
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (184 min.)
Isbn
9780790729404
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391420521
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
14205
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)38366042
System details
DVD
Video recording format
other
Label
Michael Collins, Geffen Pictures ; writer-director, Neil Jordan ; producer, Stephen Woolley, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Rated R
  • Closed-captioned
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm38366042
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (184 min.)
Isbn
9780790729404
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391420521
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
14205
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)38366042
System details
DVD
Video recording format
other

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