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National Cinema in Ireland

McLoone, Martin (2006) National Cinema in Ireland. In: Theorising National Cinema. (Eds: Vitali, Valentina and Willemen, Paul), British Film Institute, pp. 88-99. ISBN 1-84457-120-3 [Book section]

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This article maps Irish cinema through Fernando Solanas' grid of 'first', 'second' and 'third' cinemas. In this way, it can be argued that Irish cinema is an 'arriere-garde' cinema that inhabits a contradictory space between the local and the global. Thus indigenous cinema seeking to address contemporary Ireland coexists with a 'first' cinema that continues to reinscribe the myth of romantic rural Ireland, also sold as commodity kitsch.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:national cinema, Ireland, 'third' cinema
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Media, Film & Journalism
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
ID Code:15743
Deposited By: Prof Martin McLoone
Deposited On:20 Sep 2010 12:51
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 09:54

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