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This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Jim Sheridan

Interviewed by: Michael Apted

Director Jim Sheridan discusses his 30-plus year directorial career in feature film, highlighting his work on My Left Foot (1989), In the Name of the Father (1993), and In America (2002) among other notable projects.

On the Emotional Aspect

Director Jim Sheridan shares a story from the first feature film he directed that explains his emphasis on the emotional aspect of filmmaking rather than the visual aspect.

On Working with Actors

Sheridan discusses directing frequent collaborator Daniel Day-Lewis on My Left Foot and shares thoughts on interpreting performances from actors.

On Directing Historical Scenes

Sheridan speaks about the obligations he feels when directing stories about historical moments and/or figures.