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Irish Film: The Emergence of a Contemporary Cinema
 
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01 Oct 2000
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This is an exploration of the representation of Ireland and the Irish in British and US cinemas, as well as Irish made films. The book offers readings of a wide range of key films such as "The Butcher Boy" (1998), "Patriot Games" (1993) and "Angela's Ashes" (2000). It discusses the range of Irish cinematic productions from the low budget to the bigger Hollywood productions and looks at the "second" cinema of directors such as Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan where medium-sized budgets allow for creative control in Ireland. With debates about national and cultural identity, post-national cinema and the role of the state, the book provides an overview of how a small film culture such as Ireland's can live successfully in the shadow of Hollywood.


Description

This is an exploration of the representation of Ireland and the Irish in British and US cinemas, as well as Irish made films. The book offers readings of a wide range of key films such as "The Butcher Boy" (1998), "Patriot Games" (1993) and "Angela's Ashes" (2000). It discusses the range of Irish cinematic productions from the low budget to the bigger Hollywood productions and looks at the "second" cinema of directors such as Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan where medium-sized budgets allow for creative control in Ireland. With debates about national and cultural identity, post-national cinema and the role of the state, the book provides an overview of how a small film culture such as Ireland's can live successfully in the shadow of Hollywood.


Contents

Cultural nationalism and popular culture in ireland; cinematic Ireland - the traditions of representation; modernization and cultural ferment in Ireland; re-imaging the nation - issues and themes in recent Irish cinema; violence and Northern Ireland; the abused child of history - "The Butcher Boy"; landscapes and community - ""December Bride"; women, nation, identity; short films and the new generation.


Authors

MARTIN MCLOONE