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Vanishing Point: An Examination of Some Consequences of Globalization for Contemporary Irish Film

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dc.contributor.author Crosson, Seán en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-18T15:22:47Z en
dc.date.available 2010-01-18T15:22:47Z en
dc.date.issued 2003 en
dc.identifier.citation Crosson S. (2003) Vanishing Point: An Examination of Some Consequences of Globalization for Contemporary Irish Film, "E-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies", Vol. 2, Issue. 1, pp. 1-23 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/591 en
dc.description.abstract In the following article, some films produced with the support of Bord Scannán na hÉireann (The Irish Film Board) since its reconstitution in 1993 are examined in light of the work of global anthropologist Arjun Appadurai and his theory of global cultural flows. I suggest that cinema, primarily of Hollywood origin, has had a notable influence on the development of Irish society and Irish film. Contemporary Irish film itself also reflects the failure of Irish history to excite the imagination of Ireland's youth as effectively as the seductive depictions of America's past as mediated through the Western and gangster films. Indeed, films made in Ireland today reflect the influence of both these genres. However, as the key to the Hollywood continuity style of film-making is its own self-effacement, this has sometimes been reflected in the effacement of people, politics and place in contemporary Irish film as film-makers endeavor to attract a global audience for their work. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Mediascapes en
dc.subject Irish Film en
dc.subject Globalization en
dc.subject Bord Scannán na hÉireann (The Irish Film Board) en
dc.subject Ideoscapes en
dc.subject.lcsh Culture and globalization en
dc.subject.lcsh Motion pictures and globalization en
dc.subject.lcsh Appadurai, Arjun, 1949- en
dc.subject.lcsh Bord Scannán na hÉireann en
dc.subject.lcsh Ireland in motion pictures en
dc.subject.lcsh Motion pictures -- Ireland en
dc.title Vanishing Point: An Examination of Some Consequences of Globalization for Contemporary Irish Film en
dc.type Article en
dc.local.publishedsource http://www4.uwm.edu/celtic/ekeltoi/volumes/vol2/2_1/index.html en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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