Coverart for item
The Resource Cinema and Northern Ireland : film, culture and politics, John Hill

Cinema and Northern Ireland : film, culture and politics, John Hill

Label
Cinema and Northern Ireland : film, culture and politics
Title
Cinema and Northern Ireland
Title remainder
film, culture and politics
Statement of responsibility
John Hill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"John Hill's groundbreaking study is the first book to focus solely on the cinema from and about Northern Ireland. Hill's comprehensive account, based on detailed archival research, 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'." "Hill carefully examines the relationship between films and the political tensions within Northern Ireland, identifying the ways in which films have both reinforced and challenged social divisions. He considers the moral and religious controversies that have surrounded cinema in the North and describes the political censorship of films held to be seditious such as Ourselves Alone and The Plough and the Stars. He assesses the role of film-making in Northern Ireland during and after World War II and considers how Northern Ireland's relationship with Britain and the rest of Ireland figured in feature films such as Odd Man Out as well as in government propaganda films and informational shorts." "Hill also traces the controversies surrounding the history of government policy in Northern Ireland and assesses the cultural and industrial impact this has had on local film. He then turns his attention to how the cinema has represented the 'troubles'. Tracing the history of 'troubles' cinema as it proceeds through the height of the conflict and into the 'peace process', Hill provides a fresh perspective on a variety of films, ranging from Resurrection Man and The Boxer to Divorcing Jack and Mad about Mambo. Both original and authoritative, Cinema and Northern Ireland is destined to become the standard work on the subject. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • Northern Ireland in motion pictures
Label
Cinema and Northern Ireland : film, culture and politics, John Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [244]-249) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • 'Ulster must be made soft and romantic': Northern Ireland Film-making in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • p. 6
  • 2.
  • 'Ulster will fight again': Cinema and Censorship in the 1930s.
  • p. 47
  • 3.
  • 'Ulster at Arms': Film and the Second World War.
  • p. 78
  • 4.
  • 'What ideas and beliefs concerning Ulster'?: The Struggle Over Film Images in the Postwar Period.
  • p. 109
  • 5.
  • 'Go-ahead Ulster': Film, Modernisation and the Return of the Repressed.
  • p. 140
  • 6.
  • From 'propaganda for the arts' to 'the most powerful industry in the world': Film Policy, Economics and Culture.
  • p. 162
  • 7.
  • 'It's chaos out there': Changing Representations of the 'Troubles'.
  • p. 190
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 244
  • Index.
  • p. 251
Control code
ocm69486114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 262 p.
Isbn
9781844571345
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Cinema and Northern Ireland : film, culture and politics, John Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [244]-249) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • 'Ulster must be made soft and romantic': Northern Ireland Film-making in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • p. 6
  • 2.
  • 'Ulster will fight again': Cinema and Censorship in the 1930s.
  • p. 47
  • 3.
  • 'Ulster at Arms': Film and the Second World War.
  • p. 78
  • 4.
  • 'What ideas and beliefs concerning Ulster'?: The Struggle Over Film Images in the Postwar Period.
  • p. 109
  • 5.
  • 'Go-ahead Ulster': Film, Modernisation and the Return of the Repressed.
  • p. 140
  • 6.
  • From 'propaganda for the arts' to 'the most powerful industry in the world': Film Policy, Economics and Culture.
  • p. 162
  • 7.
  • 'It's chaos out there': Changing Representations of the 'Troubles'.
  • p. 190
  • Select Bibliography.
  • p. 244
  • Index.
  • p. 251
Control code
ocm69486114
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 262 p.
Isbn
9781844571345
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

    • Sydney Jones LibraryBorrow it
      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
Processing Feedback ...