Author Archive for: ‘Denis Condon’

“Pointing a Topical Moral at the Present”: Watching Knocknagow in 1918

Click here to view Knocknagow (1918) Introduction In his seminal account of Irish silent cinema, Kevin Rockett locates the Film Company of Ireland’s Knocknagow in relation to the politics of Irish nationalism in the period between the Easter Rising of 1916 and the War of Independence (Rockett, 18–23). Indicating the political logic behind the filmmakers’ choice of elements in their …

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