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In Contemporary Irish Cinema, James MacKillop and contributors take a variety of approaches to the treatment of films and film makers. Some contributors are journalists and critics; others are young ...
In Contemporary Irish Cinema, James MacKillop and contributors take a variety of approaches to the treatment of films and film makers. Some contributors are journalists and critics; others are young scholars well grounded in current cinematic and literary theory.
Authors probe cinema's rewriting of Irish history, from the controversial Michael Collins and In the Name of the Father to playwright Stewart Parker's overlooked miniseries on Ulster sectarianism, Lost Belongings. Jim Loter brings the writings of Martin Heidegger to bear on Cathal Black's dark comedy, Pigs. Attitudes toward the institutional church are revealed in Playboys; among the films that figure into Pamela Dolan's work is An Elephant in the Sacristy.
Anthony Kirby and MacKillop's up-to-date filmography of Irish and Irish-related films is the most extensive yet published.
|1||Shamrocks and Shillelaghs: Idyll and Ideology in Irish Cinema||1|
|2||Poetic Documentary: The Films of John T. Davis||11|
|3||History Without Borders: Neil Jordan's Michael Collins||22|
|4||"The Past Is Always There in the Present": Fools of Fortune and the Heritage Film||29|
|5||December Bride: A Landscape Peopled Differently||40|
|6||Revising Resistance: In the Name of the Father as Postcolonial Paternal Melodrama||54|
|7||"Different Countries, Different Worlds": The Representation of Northern Ireland in Stewart Parker's Lost Belongings||71|
|8||"I Kinda Liked You as a Girl": Masculinity, Postcolonial Queens, and the "Nature" of Terrorism in Neil Jordan's The Crying Game||85|
|9||Neil Jordan's Miracle: From Fiction to Film||98|
|10||Man's Mythic Journey and the Female Principle in My Left Foot||109|
|11||Huston and Joyce: Bringing "The Dead" to the Screen||120|
|12||Cathal Black's Pigs: Ambivalence, Confinement, and the Search for an Irish Sense of Place||128|
|13||An Elephant at the Altar: Religion in Contemporary Irish Cinema||139|
|14||Cinematic Images of Irish Male Brutality and the Semiotics of Landscape in The Field and Hear My Song||153|
|15||Synge on Film: Two Playboys||161|
|16||The Quiet Man Speaks||169|
|17||Selected Filmography of Irish and Irish-Related Feature Films||182|