Invitation to the Film (1945)
Book ID: 65557
Invitation to the Film. With Foreword by Frank Launder. Tralee: Kerryman, 1945. First Edition. Quarter cloth, paper boards, in pictorial dust jacket. Jacket chipped along edges, a good copy.
“This book is not a theoretical study of the cinema but a book designed to interest the ordinary film-goer in the facts and realities behind his weekly entertainment. Its 8 section indicate the scope of its enquiry: 1. The cinema as it exits in Ireland. 2. The History of the European & American Film. 3. The Art & Craft of Film making. 4. The Documentary film. 5. The Sub-standard film. 6. The Film in education. 7. Film Appreciation and Films for Children. 8. Plan for a National Industry.”
Liam O’Leary (1910-1992) was born in Youghal, Co. Cork. He was among the founder members of the Irish Film Society in 1936. He worked as a theatre director before producing documentaries in the 1940s. He worked at the National Film Archive, London, from 1953 to 1965.
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