World Film Locations: Dublin (Paperback)
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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.
About the Author
Jez Conolly is the faculty librarian for arts, social sciences, and law at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Beached Margin: The Role and Representation of the Seaside Resort in British Films and a regular contributor to Big Picture magazine.
Caroline Whelan is an independent writer and researcher.
"The World Film Locations series wends its way to the Irish capital, painting a multi-angle portrait via 46 synopses of scenes shot or set in Dublin. There's even timecode references, should you wish to track down the relevant scene in Becoming Jane." – Total Film
— Total Film