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Moloney, Alan

Overview
Works: 17 works in 42 publications in 5 languages and 321 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Short films  Made-for-TV movies 
Classifications: PN1995.9.S26, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Moloney
Beckett on film( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container
Beckett on film( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container
Breakfast on Pluto by Neil Jordan( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the 1970s, 'Breakfast on Pluto' follows the exploits of Patrick Braden, an endearing, but deceptively tough young man. Abandoned as a baby in his small Irish hometown and aware from a very early age that he is different, Patrick survives this harsh environment with the aid of his wit and charm, plus a sweet refusal to let anyone and anything change who he is."--Case slick
Endgame by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Endgame is the term used to describe an ending in chess where the outcome is already known. Beckett, an avid chess fan, saw the parallel between the chess endgame and the final stages of life. He realized that death is the final outcome and that regardless of how a person plays the game, he or she will die. The imagery of chess is presented in the play through Clov and Hamm who are red and Nagg and Nell who are white. The title articulates a powerful drama of waiting as reality and as a metaphor for infinity. The stage setting is integral to the play as it is seen as a skull where the two windows on the back wall form the eye sockets of this skull, and the characters symbolize the brain and memory. The set becomes a metaphor for an ageing and decaying mind. The subject of Endgame is whether Clov will leave Hamm. Their relationship, which alternates between slave/master and son/father, is also a mutually beneficial one. Hamm provides food and shelter, whereas Clov provides legs and eyesight. Part of the problem with Clov leaving is that doing so is an act of suicide. If he leaves Hamm, he will not have any food, and without someone to feed him, Hamm will die as well. Beckett highlights one theme in particular, that of "finishing". This theme is presented right in the opening moments, with Clov saying, "Finished, it's finished, nearly finished, it must be finished." Hamm later echoes this same theme. However, what soon becomes clear is that things remain unfinished; where actually finishing something represents death. Death as a final ending is absent from the plays. The characters must go on waiting for what will never come, declining into old age and senility, becoming helpless, dependent and decrepit. Daily rituals are performed ad nauseum "Why this farce, day after day" but are a necessity to satisfy the need for affirmation of existence. It is interesting and important that Nell dies. Although Hamm asks Clov to kill him he is unable perform the act. Thus Nell is the only character able to escape this world
Footfalls( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pacing repetitively, a daughter tends to her sick mother. In four scenes, the play dramatizes a slow fade to impalpability. What emerges is the burden of caring, the love that sustains that burden and what that love costs. In the first scene, May wrapped in tatters paces back and forth engaging in dialogue with the disembodied voice of her mother. In the second scene May's voice is subsumed into the disembodied voice of her mother who speaks for both. May continues to pace slower still as the play progresses, her footfalls magnified by the low visibility on stage, delivering a colloquy of ghosts until the fourth scene, even dimmer, has no trace of May. The attempts to describe the life or absence of a life of a shadowy figure in grey tatters are juxtaposed with the repetitive motion of the footfalls. There is an explicit relationship between the verbal text and the non-verbal elements or patterns of performance
Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two tramps wait for the perhaps mythical personage, Godot, and through their suffering, patience and often hilarious wit, transcend themselves to become a portrait of the suffering of mankind itself
Byzantium( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la orilla de un pueblo costero desolado se encuentra el hotel Byzantium. Después de años de abandono, sus puertas están a punto de ser abiertas de nuevo por la depredadora y seductora Clara, que planea convertir el hotel en un burdel, y su joven e introvertida hija Eleanor. Dos misteriosas mujeres que esconden un oscuro secreto
Samuel Beckett's Krapp's last tape by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On his last birthday, a man looks back on his life by listening to a tape of himself recorded 30 years earlier
Śniadanie na Plutonie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Śniadanie na Plutonie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Perrier's bounty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Michael is a perpetual waster. He owes money to Perrier, a local thug. When two enforcers demand payment by nightfall, Michael does a burglary with two others but won't be paid till morning. All he has to do is stay away from the thugs until he can get the money then give it to Perrier. But the lads catch Michael and start to deliver a beating, but Brenda, Michael's suicidal neighbor, shoots one. Now they must run for their lives, accompanied by Jim, Michael's estranged father who claims to be dying and has come to reconcile with his son. Will any of the trio see the sun rise? And can Michael become enlightened and become a better man?
Joe Strummer : vida y muerte de un cantante = the future is unwritten( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Referente indiscutible de la música, este documental estudia en profundidad a una figura tan interesante y compleja como Joe Strummer. Desde sus inicios, sus grandes logros con The Clash y su posterior trabajo de investigación en el mundo de la música. Personajes como Scorsese, Bono, John Cusack, Johnny Depp, Jim Jarmusch, Mick Jones o Steve Buscemi nos hablan de la forma en que su arte ha influido en sus vidas
Samuel Beckett's Happy days by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Winnie is a women who fills her hours of hopeless incarceration with cheerful and incessant chatter. She attempts to stave off tragic destiny, assuring herself that she is in the midst of her happy days despite all signs to the contrary in this often humorous and yet grim vision of the human condition
Come and go ; Not I( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enactment of Beckett's short plays, Come and go and Not I
Beckett on film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a project in which nineteen film directors were invited to produce film versions of Beckett's plays. Featuring new film adaptations of five works
Beckett on film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a project in which nineteen film directors were invited to produce film versions of Beckett's plays. Featuring new film adaptations of five works
Beckett on film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a project in which nineteen film directors were invited to produce film versions of Beckett's plays. Featuring new film adaptations of five works
 
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