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Cinema and Ireland.

Author: Kevin Rockett; Luke Gibbons; John Hill
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge library editions., Cinema.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This was the first comprehensive study of film production in Ireland from the silent period to the present day, and of representations of Ireland and 'Irishness' in native, British, and American films. It remains an authority on the topic. The book focuses on Irish history and politics to examine the context and significance of such films as Irish Destiny, The Quiet Man, Ryan's Daughter, Man of Aran, Cal, The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rockett, Kevin.
Cinema and Ireland.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Rockett; Luke Gibbons; John Hill
ISBN: 9781317928577 1317928571
OCLC Number: 869095386
Description: 1 online resource (519 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Part One: History, Politics and Irish Cinema; 1 The Silent Period; Early exhibition; Kalem; Ireland a Nation; Film Company of Ireland; General Film Supply; Irish Free State, 1922-30; 2 1930s Fictions; 3 Documentaries; Ethnicity and landscape; Fianna Fáil and political documentary; Post-war modernisation and government films; Versions of historical revision; 4 An Irish Film Studio; Early proposals; Ardmore Studios; Ardmore Studios and the Abbey Theatre. Ardmore and international productionsIrish Film Board; 5 Breakthroughs; Conclusion; Part Two: Representations of Ireland; 6 Images of Violence; Introduction; Odd Man Out: 'We're all dying'; The Gentle Gunman: 'Put away your guns'; Shake Hands With the Devil and A Terrible Beauty: 'It's just killing'; The Violent Enemy: 'The violence is deep'; Hennessy and The Long Good Friday: 'Mad Micks' and Englishmen; Angel: 'We know where the madness is'; Cal: 'What a fucking country'; Conclusion; 7 Romanticism, Realism and Irish Cinema; Language, nature and Irish romanticism. Landscape and character in Irish romantic melodramaRomanticism and Irish cinema; Character, community and Irish cinema; New departures: Irish cinema in the 1980s; Postscript; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Routledge library editions., Cinema.

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This provides a complete history of Irish filmmaking from the silent period to the present focusing paricularly on Irish history and politics.  Read more...

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Cinema and Ireland `remains the Bible of Irish film studies, the first port of call for students both here and overseas who want an overview of the issues surrounding Irish film.' (Hugh Linehan, Read more...

 
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