The Cinema of Britain and Ireland

The Cinema of Britain and Ireland Author Brian McFarlane
ISBN-10 190476438X
Release 2005-01
Pages 285
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A fresh, concise but wide-ranging introduction to and overview of British and Irish cinema, this volume contains 24 essays, each on a separate seminal film from the region. Films under discussion include 'Pink String and Sealing Wax', 'Room at the Top', 'The Italian Job', 'Orlando', and 'Sweet Sixteen'.



Irish National Cinema

Irish National Cinema Author Ruth Barton
ISBN-10 0415278945
Release 2004
Pages 214
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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.



The Companion to British and Irish Cinema

The Companion to British and Irish Cinema Author John Caughie
ISBN-10 UVA:X004066550
Release 1996
Pages 204
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A comprehensive A-Z guide to British and Irish films past and present, this book includes introductory essays, biographies of film-makers, actors, actresses and other personnel, significant films, schools of thought and movements, as well as detailed filmographies and lists of institutions, technical innovations, awards, critics and archives. It also considers the relationships between British film, European cinema and Hollywood.



Directors in British and Irish Cinema A Reference Companion

Directors in British and Irish Cinema  A Reference Companion Author Robert Murphy
ISBN-10 1844571262
Release 2006-11-06
Pages 672
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A guide to directors who have worked in the British and Irish film industries between 1895 and 2005. Each of its 980 entries on individuals directors gives a resume of the director's career, evaluates their achievements and provides a complete filmography. It is useful for those interested in film-making in Britain and Ireland.



Irish film

Irish film Author Martin McLoone
ISBN-10 0851707920
Release 2000
Pages 234
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Oscars for Daniel Day Lewis and Brenda Fricker for their roles in My Left Foot (1989) and Neil Jordan's original screenplay Oscar for The Crying Game (1992) are the tip of a large iceberg including other films such as Michael Collins (1996), and The General (1998) that have confirmed the growing reputation of Irish cinema. This energetic film activity has inevitably generated a considerable critical debate in Ireland and outside about the kinds of films that are made and the representation of Ireland and the Irish they promote. This book explores the dominant images of the Irish found in the cinemas of the United States and Britain and considers the ways in which recent Irish-made films might be said to offer a response to them. The bulk of the book offers detailed readings of a wide range of key films including The Butcher Boy (1998), Patriot Games (1993), and Angela's Ashes (2000). It discusses the full range of Irish cinematic production from the low budget work of indigenous filmmakers like Comerford and Breathnach, to the bigger Hollywood productions like Ron Howard's Far and Away (1992), and the "second" cinema of a number of directors such as Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan where medium-sized budgets allow for greater creative control in Ireland. Feeding into wider debates about national and cultural identity, postnational cinema, and the role of the state, this book provides a unique overview of how a relatively small film culture such as Ireland's can live successfully in the shadow of Hollywood. Oscars for Daniel Day Lewis and Brenda Fricker for their roles in My Left Foot (1989) and Neil Jordan's original screenplay Oscar for The Crying Game (1992) are the tip of a large iceberg including other films such as Michael Collins (1996), and The General (1998) that have confirmed the growing reputation of Irish cinema. This energetic film activity has inevitably generated a considerable critical debate in Ireland and outside about the kinds of films that are made and the representation of Ireland and the Irish they promote. This book explores the dominant images of the Irish found in the cinemas of the United States and Britain and considers the ways in which recent Irish-made films might be said to offer a response to them. The bulk of the book offers detailed readings of a wide range of key films including The Butcher Boy (1998), Patriot Games (1993), and Angela's Ashes (2000). It discusses the full range of Irish cinematic production from the low budget work of indigenous filmmakers like Comerford and Breathnach, to the bigger Hollywood productions like Ron Howard's Far and Away (1992), and the "second" cinema of a number of directors such as Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan where medium-sized budgets allow for greater creative control in Ireland. Feeding into wider debates about national and cultural identity, postnational cinema, and the role of the state, this book provides a unique overview of how a relatively small film culture such as Ireland's can live successfully in the shadow of Hollywood.



Border crossing

Border crossing Author John Hill
ISBN-10 UOM:39015032423900
Release 1994
Pages 174
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Border crossing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Border crossing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Border crossing book for free.



Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors

Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors Author Yoram Allon
ISBN-10 1903364213
Release 2001
Pages 384
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Over the last two decades, following major conflicts in Kuwait, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq, Americans began to participate more actively than ever before in the world's numerous nationalist, religious, and ethnic conflicts. During this time, however, American news organizations drastically reduced the resources devoted to in-depth coverage of international affairs. Viewing foreign bureaus as an expensive luxury, major news providers closed overseas offices and cut the number of full-time correspondents working abroad, relying instead upon improvised news crews flown in on short notice to cover the latest crisis. In this insightful and hard-hitting investigation, former international news correspondent Donald R. Shanor follows the deterioration of international reporting and assesses the dangers that arise when U.S. citizens and policymakers are uninformed about foreign events until local problems erupt into international crises. Shanor also considers three major factors--technology, immigration, and globalization--that are influencing and complicating the debate over whether quality or profit should prevail in foreign reporting. In only a decade, the Internet has become a primary source of information for millions of Americans, particularly for younger generations. At the same time, a surge in America's immigrant population is rapidly changing the country's ethic and cultural landscape--making news from abroad local news in many cities--while global business practices are broadening the range of issues directly affecting the average citizen. News from Abroad provides a comprehensive portrait of the contemporary state of international news coverage and argues for the importance of maintaining networks of experienced journalists who can cover difficult subjects, keep Americans informed about the global economy, deliver early warnings of impending disasters and threats to national security, and prevent the United States from falling into cultural isolation.



British Historical Cinema

British Historical Cinema Author Claire Monk
ISBN-10 9781136366499
Release 2015-01-28
Pages 288
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Films recreating or addressing 'the past' - recent or distant, actual or imagined - have been a mainstay of British cinema since the silent era. From Elizabeth to Carry On Up The Khyber, and from the heritage-film debate to issues of authenticity and questions of genre, British Historical Cinema explores the ways in which British films have represented the past on screen, the issues they raise and the debates they have provoked. Discussing films from biopics to literary adaptations, and from depictions of Britain's colonial past to the re-imagining of recent decades in retro films such as Velvet Goldmine, a range of contributors ask whose history is being represented, from whose perspective, and why.



Cinema

Cinema Author Gordon Gray
ISBN-10 9781847887603
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 192
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Cinema: A Visual Anthropology provides a clear and concise summary of the key ideas, debates, and texts of the most important approaches to the study of fiction film from around the world. The book examines ways to address film and film experience beyond the study of the audience. Cross-disciplinary in scope, Cinema uses ideas and approaches both from within and outside of anthropology to further students' knowledge of and interest in fiction film. Including selected, globally based case studies to highlight and exemplify important issues, the book also contains suggested Further Reading for each chapter, for students to expand their learning independently. Exploring fundamental methods and approaches to engage this most interesting and vibrant of media, Cinema will be essential reading for students of anthropology and film.



Film Drama and the Break up of Britain

Film  Drama and the Break up of Britain Author Steven Blandford
ISBN-10 9781841501505
Release 2007
Pages 200
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This book engages with ideas that are highly topical and relevant: nationalism, nationhood and national identity as well as the relationship of these to postcolonialism. However, it does so within the broad field of drama. Examining the debates around the relationship between culture and national identity, the book documents the contributions of actual dramatists and film-makers to the chronicling of an important historical moment. The book breaks down what have been traditional barriers between theatre, film and television studies, considering the very broad range of ways in which the creators of dramatic fictions are telling us stories about ourselves at a time when the idea of being 'British' is increasingly problematic. Much has been written on the 'break up' of Britain, but there has been very little to-date about the impact that this is having on drama in the thetre, on television and on film. A very wide range of material is discussed in the book, ranging from box office hits such as "The Full Monty" to community based theatre in Scotland and Wales.



The Underground Guide to University Study in Britain and Ireland

The Underground Guide to University Study in Britain and Ireland Author Bill Griesar
ISBN-10 187786403X
Release 1992-01-01
Pages 222
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This book was written for high school and college students interested in studying at a university or other educational institution in Great Britain or Ireland. The book seeks to guide students through the entire study abroad experience. It begins with the university selection process, and covers such concerns as application procedures, transfer of course credit, transportation, what to pack, required documents, insurance, housing, and banking. The book also addresses academics and university life, social and cultural issues, communication, sports, and entertainment and the media. Five appendices include a complete listing of study abroad resources; addresses for Irish and British universities; a large glossary covering English, Cockney, Welsh, Scots, Irish, Irish Gaeilge vocabulary and slang; a calendar of major British and Irish holidays and events; and the tube, rapid transit, and motorway maps. (DB)



Haunted Britain and Ireland Over 100 of the Scariest Places to Visit in the UK and Ireland

Haunted Britain and Ireland  Over 100 of the Scariest Places to Visit in the UK and Ireland Author Derek Acorah
ISBN-10 9780007279845
Release 2009-01-26
Pages 384
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Take a spooky journey round the British Isles with the UK’s best known psychic Derek Acorah. Derek presents a fascinating guide to 100 ‘haunted’ sites throughout Britain and Ireland, including his incredible ghostly encounters, what you can expect to find at each location, as well as detailed information on opening hours and access.



Cinema and Northern Ireland Film Culture and Politics

Cinema and Northern Ireland  Film  Culture and Politics Author John Hill
ISBN-10 1844571343
Release 2006-10-01
Pages 262
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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'.



Screening Ireland

Screening Ireland Author Lance Pettitt
ISBN-10 071905270X
Release 2000
Pages 320
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Screening Ireland examines a century of screen representations of Ireland from a cultural studies perspective. Skillfully analyzing historical and contemporary examples from both film and television, this innovative book provides a clear, theoretically-informed synthesis of the most influential research on Irish audio-visual culture in the last decade.



Visions of Empire and Other Imaginings

Visions of Empire and Other Imaginings Author Jeannine Woods
ISBN-10 3039119745
Release 2011
Pages 220
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This book was shortlisted for the ESSE Junior Scholars book award for Cultural Studies in English, 2012 Since its inception cinema has served as a powerful medium that both articulates and intervenes in visions of identity. The experiences of British colonialism in Ireland and India are marked by many commonalities, not least in terms of colonial and indigenous imaginings of the relationships between colony or former colony and imperial metropolis. Cinematic representations of Ireland and India display several parallels in their expressions and contestations of visions of Empire and national identity. This book offers a critical approach to the study of Ireland's colonial and postcolonial heritage through a comparative exploration of such filmic visions, yielding insights into the operations of colonial, nationalist and postcolonial discourse. Drawing on postcolonial and cultural theory and employing Bakhtin's concept of dialogism, the author engages in close readings of a broad range of metropolitan and indigenous films spanning an approximately fifty-year period, exploring the complex relationships between cinema, colonialism, nationalism and postcolonialism and examining their role in the (re)construction of Irish and Indian identities.



The Movie Traveller

The Movie Traveller Author Allan Foster
ISBN-10 0748662499
Release 2000
Pages 300
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The first comprehensive film fan's sightseeing guide to the UK and Ireland. Guide books are available today which provide worldwide coverage on a vast range of subjects, yet there is still no comprehensive tourist guide to the most popular art form of the twentieth century: the cinema.



The Cinema of John Boorman

The Cinema of John Boorman Author Brian Hoyle
ISBN-10 9780810883956
Release 2012
Pages 273
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John Boorman has written and directed more than 25 television and feature films, including such classics as Deliverance, Point Blank, Hope and Glory, and Excalibur. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including twice for best Director (Deliverance and Hope and Glory). In the first full-length critical study of the director in more than two decades, author Brian Hoyle presents a comprehensive examination of Boorman s career to date. The Cinema of John Boorman offers a film-by-film appraisal of the director s career, including his feature films and little-known works for television. Drawing on unpublished archive material, Hoyle provides a close reading of each of Boorman's films. Organized chronologically, each chapter examines two or three films and links them thematically. This study also describes Boorman s interest in myths and quest narratives, as well as his relationship with writers and literature. Making the case that Boorman is both an auteur and a visionary, The Cinema of John Boorman will be of interest not only to fans of the director s work but to film scholars in general."