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The Primitive Image: Tradition, Modernity and Cinematic Ireland

McLoone, Martin (1995) The Primitive Image: Tradition, Modernity and Cinematic Ireland. In: Returning to Ourselves: Second volume of papers from the John Hewitt Summer School. (Eds: Patton, Eve), Lagan Press, pp. 310-324. ISBN 1-873687-56-7 [Book section]

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This article considers the dominant image of Ireland in cinematic images from British and American cinema and argues that the recurring theme is the relative primitiveness of Ireland, reflecting a romantic sensibility about the relationship between tradition and modernity.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:Romanticism, landscape, primitivism, Ireland, 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:15801
Deposited By: Prof Martin McLoone
Deposited On:24 Sep 2010 12:58
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 09:54

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