Irish National Cinema by Ruth Barton
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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.


About Ruth Barton

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Ruth Barton and Harvey O'Brien are irish council for humanities and social sciences postdoctoral research fellows working at the center for film studies at University College Dublin. Barton is the author of "Jim Sheridan: Framing the Nation" (2002) and the forthcoming "The Real Ireland: The Evolution of Ireland in Documentary Film.
Published July 31, 2004 by Routledge. 224 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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