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Chance and Change
“For the honour of old Knock-na-gow I must win”: Representing Sport in Knocknagow (1918)
Knocknagow (1918) has a special significance for followers of sport in Ireland. Most immediately, it contains one of the earliest surviving depictions of hurling on film—and hurling’s earliest depiction in a fiction ...
From Babe Ruth to Michael Jordan: Affirming the American Dream via the Sports/Film Star
(University of Waterloo, Department of Fine Arts (Film Studies), 2014)
In the United States, sport stars have provided crucial affirmation of the American Dream ideology despite the considerable evidence that questions the validity and appropriateness of this belief for understandings of ...
"Ar son an Naisiuin": The National Film Institute of Ireland's All-Ireland Films
(Irish-American Cultural Institute, 2013)
On 4 September 1948 the Irish Independent newspaper carried a small announcement on page ten indicating that the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) had authorized the filming of the All-Ireland hurling and football finals ...
Horror, hurling, and Bertie: aspects of contemporary Irish horror cinema
(University of Waterloo, Department of Fine Arts (Film Studies), 2012)
In Ireland, generic international cinematic forms have provided an important means through which filmmakers have attempted to tell Irish stories while engaging international audiences. However, in general Irish filmmakers ...
Reimagining an Irish City: I am Belfast
(Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses, Spanish Association for Irish Studies (AEDEI), 2017-03)
An early shot in Mark Cousin's I am Belfast lingers on a very unusual and unexpected landscape, what appears to be an icy vista reflected in water, with clouds drifting by in the distance. Where s this our narrator asks. ...