World Film Locations: Dublin

Edited by Jez Conolly and Caroline Whelan

Edited by Jez Conolly and Caroline Whelan

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

128 pages | 46 color plates | 6 x 9 | © 2011
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9781841505503 Published March 2012

 

With its rich political and literary history, Dublin is a sought after destination for cinematographers who have made use of the city’s urban streetscapes and lush pastoral settings in many memorable films—among them Braveheart, The Italian Job, and the 2006 musical drama Once. World Film Locations: Dublin offers an engaging look at the many incarnations of the city onscreen through fifty synopses of the key scenes—either shot or set in Dublin—accompanied by a generous selection of full-color film stills.
 
Throughout the book, a series of essays by leading film scholars spotlight familiar actors, producers, and directors as well as some of the themes common to films shot in Dublin, including literature, politics, the city’s thriving music scene, and its long history of organized crime. Also included is a look at the representations of Dublin before, during, and after the Celtic Tiger era. Sophisticated yet accessible, this volume will undoubtedly take its place on the shelves of film buffs and those interested in Irish culture.

 

Contents
Introduction

Dublin: City of the Imagination
      Jez Conolly and Caroline Whelan
Map of Scenes 1–8: 1959–1988
The Graft on Grafton: Dublin’s Music On-screen
      Nicola Balkind
Map of Scenes 9–16: 1989–1996
Mount Rushmore on the Liffey: Four Faces of Dublin
      Jez Conolly and Caroline Whelan
Map of Scenes 17–24: 1996–2000
Dublin: A Stage for Revolution?
      Adam O’Brien
Map of Scenes 25–32: 2000–2003
Urban Visions and Cinematic Modernities: Literary Dublin On-screen
      Colm McAuliffe
Map of Scenes 33–39: 2004–2006
Craicing the Safe: The Gangster Figure in Dublin Cinema
      Clair Schwarz
Map of Scenes 40–46: 2006–2011
Middle-Class and Proud of It? Representation of Dublin During the Celtic Tiger Era
      Stephen Boyd

Resources
Contributor Bios
Filmography
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