Cinema and Ireland

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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 Courier,
and The Dead.

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Overview

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 Courier,
and The Dead.

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Editorial Reviews

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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, Irish Times, 1996)

‘Pioneering work’. (Stephanie McBride, Dublin City University, Irish Times, 2000)

The ‘definitive study of Irish cinema’. (Dr Ruth Barton, Trinity College Dublin, 2002)

‘The foundational work of Irish film criticism’. (Dr Joe Cleary, NUI-Maynooth, Irish Times, 19 September 2009)

‘The potential repercussions of thinking seriously about the Irish and cinema [is] a task which Kevin Rockett, Luke Gibbons and John Hill have amply fulfilled in their new book. Previous writing on the subject fills barely half a page of bibliography, so inevitably an important element of Cinema and Ireland consists of essential historical documentation ... Cinema and Ireland is more than an academic study; it is a manifesto which, at a stroke, establishes the validity of Irish film studies and proclaims the continuing importance of cinema to modern Irish consciousness. Its achievement cannot be overestimated.’ (Professor Gillian Russell, Australian National University, The Irish Review, 1988)

‘If the nadir of 1987 for the Irish film community was the abolition of the Irish Film Board by Mr Haughey’s government, its highpoint must be the publication of this comprehensive history of the cinema in Ireland… The first and longest part by Kevin Rockett, the current chairman of the Irish Film Institute, is an exhaustive and critical history of film production and exhibition in Ireland … This book should and will find a place on the shelves of every public and institutional library in the country.’ (Donal Fitzsimons, University College Dublin, Irish University Review, 1988)

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$19.95. film Rockett's survey has a dual purposeto give the history of Irish cinema and to explain the portrayal of Ireland in films from other countries. The history travels from Ireland's meager output in the early 1920s, through American domination of the marketplace, to renewed interest in both international production in Ireland and local filmmaking in the late 1950s. The discussion of Ireland as depicted in other films is divided into ``images of violence'' and ``romanticism and realism.'' The work pays too much attention to obscure films and business matters and lacks a filmography, but it is one of the first large-scale accounts of its kind. Recommended for cinema collections. About half the length of Rockett's work and correspondingly less detailed, Slide's book covers the same topics and adds discussions about films based on Irish literary sources and Irish-born actors appearing in American films. Like some of Slide's other cinema books, it offers a somewhat superficial treatment. It is peppered throughout with anti-Irish statements such as ``The Irish brought to the United States . . . political corruption and ardent and often repressive Roman Catholicism.'' Suitable for general audiences. Roy Liebman, California State Univ. Lib., Los Angeles
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Table of Contents

1. The Silent Period 2. 1930s Fictions 3. Documentaries 4. An Irish Film Studio 5. Breakthroughs 6. Images of Violence 7. Romanticism, Realism and Irish Cinema. Postscript. Bibliography

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