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Once Upon a Time

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter introduces Neil Jordan, who was born in Rosses Point, County Sligo on 25 February 1950, and studied English and History at University College Dublin. It talks about Jordan's first book, ... More


Happily Ever After…

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves as a pivotal film that secured much wider distribution than a lot of other British films at the time. It recounts how The Company of Wolves ... More


Seeing Red

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks into the heart of Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves as a story of sexual awakening, literal and figurative formation, and the empowerment of women. It discusses how The Company ... More


‘A She-Wolf Came…’

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explains how werewolves have traditionally been a masculinised beast associated with cultural concepts of masculinity. It explores Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves as an atypical ... More


Introduction

James Gracey

in Devil’s Advocates: The Company Of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on The Company of Wolves, as a dark fantasy film about the horrors of the adult world and of adult sexuality glimpsed through the dreams of an adolescent girl. It analyses how ... More


The Big Bad Wolf

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the stories and myths regarding humans turning into wolves that have fascinated and terrified people for millennia and continue to speak of an elementary aspect of the ... More


Red Hoods, Dark Woods

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about the tale of Little Red Riding Hood as one of the most enduring and provocative of all the fairy tales ever told. It discusses the plight of the red-hooded girl who encounters ... More


Telling Tales

James Gracey

in The Company of Wolves

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325314
eISBN:
9781800342262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325314.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the fairy tales, folklore, and the art of oral storytelling that are all woven into the very fabric of Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves. It outlines The Company of Wolves's ... More


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