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Film Exhibition and Distribution in Ireland, 1909-2010

Film Exhibition and Distribution in Ireland, 1909-2010 (Hardback, Annotated edition)

By Rockett, Kevin
By Rockett, Emer

From the opening of the first full-time cinemas in Ireland during 1909-14 until the multiplex boom of the 1990s and 2000s, Irish cinemagoing has been a complex intersection of social, cultural and business practices. As well as providing an annotated listing of every known signif...icant film venue that has operated on the island of Ireland since the beginning of cinema in the late nineteenth century, this book traces in forensic detail the nature of the Irish cinema phenomenon, and, utilizing a range of previously unexplored primary sources from film trade publications to cinema records, provides the first extensive account of a whole Irish business sector, including the key personnel involved. In the process, issues of cultural and social geography are explored not least in relation to the development of cinema buildings and the siting of cinemas. The book's account of alternative film exhibition practices not only offers the first comprehensive histories of the competing cultural and moral agendas of the secular Irish Film Society and the National Film Institute of Ireland, a body formed and controlled by the formidable Catholic archbishop of Dublin, Dr McQuaid, but also outlines the emergence of a dynamic film culture in the 1980s and 1990s, and includes the history of film festivals in Ireland.
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ISBN 9781846823169
Released NZ 25 Oct 2011
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Format Hardback, Annotated edition
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ISBN-13 9781846823169
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Four Courts Press Ltd
Imprint Four Courts Press Ltd
Released 25 Oct 2011
Publication Country Ireland Ireland
Format Hardback, Annotated edition
Edition Annotated edition
Author(s) By Rockett, Kevin
By Rockett, Emer
Category Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
British & Irish history: from c 1900 -
Social & Cultural History
Number of Pages 688
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 58mm
Dewey Code 791.43094150904
Weight 1,247g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Motion picture industry - Ireland - History, Motion pictures - Ireland - Distribution, Motion picture theaters - Ireland - History
NBS Text Film, TV & Radio
ONIX Text General/trade