Use Of Innocent Victim In The Film 'In The Name Of The Father'

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The film, ‘In the Name of the Father’, directed by Jim Sheridan, ultimately details the “innocent victims” of a country in chaos. The director’s use of film techniques encourages the audience to not only see Gerry as the victim but also persuades the audience to understand that everyone in the film is an innocent victim, who suffers equally in their own individual way. Sheridan first introduces Gerry as a victim, unjustly accused of crime he did not commit. The interrogation scene is an excellent example of how a range of viewing conventions; Camera works, music and juxtaposition, come together to shape a point-of-view. Sheridan uses dialogue and films through a peephole to symbolise the terrifying isolation that Gerry is face with, as Detective
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