Cinema and Northern Ireland: Film, Culture and Politics

Overview

Traces the history of film production in Northern Ireland from the beginnings of a local film industry in the 1920s and 1930s, when the first Northern Irish 'quota quickies' were made, through the propaganda films of the 1940s and 1950s and on to the cinema of the 'Troubles'.

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Overview

Traces the history of film production in Northern Ireland from the beginnings of a local film industry in the 1920s and 1930s, when the first Northern Irish 'quota quickies' were made, through the propaganda films of the 1940s and 1950s and on to the cinema of the 'Troubles'.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844571345
  • Publisher: BFI Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.81 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

John Hill is Professor and Head of Research in the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including Cinema and Ireland (1987); Border Crossing: Film in Ireland, Britain and Europe (1994); The Oxford Guide to Film Studies (1998); British Cinema in the 1980s (1999) and National Cinema and Beyond (2004).

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Table of Contents

1 'Ulster must be made soft and romantic' : Northern Ireland film-making in the 1920s and 1930s 6
2 'Ulster will fight again' : cinema and censorship in the 1930s 47
3 'Ulster at arms' : film and the Second World War 78
4 'What ideas and beliefs concerning Ulster'? : the struggle over film images in the postwar period 109
5 'Go-ahead Ulster' : film, modernism and the return of the repressed 140
6 From 'propaganda for the arts' to 'the most powerful industry in the world' : film policy, economics and culture 162
7 'It's chaos out there' : changing representations of the 'Troubles' 190
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