Irish National Cinema (National Cinema Series) / Edition 1

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Overview

From the international successes of Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, to the smaller productions of the new generation of Irish filmmakers, this book explores questions of nationalism, gender identities, the representation of the Troubles and of Irish history as well as cinema's response to the so-called Celtic Tiger and its aftermath.

Irish National Cinema argues that in order to understand the unique position of filmmaking in Ireland and the inheritance on which contemporary filmmakers draw, definitions of the Irish culture and identity must take into account the so-called Irish diaspora and engage with its cinema.

An invaluable resource for students of world cinema.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415278959
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: National Cinemas Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,304,711
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I From the silent era to the 1960s : a historical overview 1
1 Irish cinema - national cinema? 3
2 A silent revolution 13
3 Contested images 34
4 Negotiating modernisation 65
Pt. II Issues and debates in contemporary Irish cinema 83
5 Irish independents 85
6 The second Film Board years 104
7 The deflowering of Irish cinema 113
8 Another country 130
9 From history to heritage 148
10 Northern Ireland 157
11 Inclusion, exclusion, conclusion 179
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