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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1993 Academy Awards Best Film Editing Nominees • The Crying Game • Member Bonus

The Crying Game • Member Bonus

“I can’t help it. It’s in my nature.”

A Controversial and Conversation-Starting Film
The Crying Game, written and directed by Neil Jordan, was released in 1992 to critical acclaim and a fair share of controversy. The film, set against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, follows the story of Fergus, an IRA member who develops an unexpected bond with a British soldier named Jody. When Jody is killed, Fergus seeks out his girlfriend, Dil, leading to a complex and boundary-pushing relationship. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue the member bonus 1993 Academy Awards Best Film Editing Nominees series with a conversation about The Crying Game.
Unraveling the Layers of Identity in The Crying Game
In our discussion of The Crying Game, we delve into the film’s exploration of identity on multiple levels – personal, sociopolitical, cultural, and economic. The film’s structure, with its shifting —Hold on there! This is a member bonus episode. Why not become a member so you can listen to it now? We’d love it if you became a member to support our show, but you’d love it because of everything you get. We have monthly member bonus episodes like this that only members can access. You also get access to members-only Discord channels, and early ad-free releases for every episode. Plus, you get to vote on the movies we discuss in our members only episodes! What can we say? It pays to be a member. Learn more about supporting The Next Reel film podcast through your own membership — visit TruStory FM.
The Crying Game remains a thought-provoking and conversation-starting film nearly three decades after its release. Its themes of love, loyalty, and the complexities of human nature continue to resonate with audiences. While not without its flaws, the film’s ability to challenge viewers’ assumptions and evoke strong emotional responses is a testament to its enduring power. We have a great time talking about it, so check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!
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