Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema

by Roderick Flynn, Patrick Brereton

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Overview

In 1898, documentary footage of a yacht race was shot by Robert A. Mitchell, making him the first Irishman to shoot a film within Ireland. Despite early exposure to the filmmaking process, Ireland did not develop a regular film industry until the late 1910s when James Mark Sullivan established the Film Company of Ireland. Since that time, Ireland has played host to many famous films about the country—Man of Aran, The Quiet Man, The Crying Game, My Left Foot, and Bloody Sunday—as well as others not about the country—Braveheart and Saving Private Ryan. It has also produced great directors such as Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan, as well as throngs of exceptional actors and actresses: Colin Farrel, Colm Meaney, Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Maureen O'Hara, and Peter O'Toole. The Historical Dictionary of Irish Cinema provides essential facts on the history of Irish cinema through a list of acronyms and abbreviation; a chronology; an introduction; a bibliography; and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the pioneers and current leaders in the industry, the actors, directors, distributors, exhibitors, schools, arts centers, the government bodies and some of the legislation they passed, and the films.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810855571
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/2007
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts Series , #17
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.86(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.22(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

About the Author

Roderick Flynn is a permanent member of the faculty at the School of Communications, Dublin City University. He has published extensively on various aspects of Irish media and communications policy and is a noted commentator on these issues. Patrick Brereton is a senior lecturer and chairs the degree in Multimedia at the School of Communications, Dublin City University. He has also published Media Education (2001) and several papers on film and new media in various journals.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Bibliography Part 9 About the Authors

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