Monday, 4 January 2010

Irish cinema studies online (I gcuimhne ar Michael Dwyer)

Film Studies For Free would like to offer its condolences to the partner, family, and friends of renowned Irish film festival founder and Irish Times film correspondent Michael Dwyer, who very sadly died on Friday at the far too young age of 58. 

Dwyer (pictured above) was a very talented, and much admired, film critic, broadcaster, and programmer, 'a true star of Irish film', as a great tribute to him in the Irish Times put it. Known very much as a keen internationalist in his film tastes and championings, Dwyer did make an incalculably important contribution to Irish national film culture, as many of the personal tributes to him since his untimely death have made very clear (see, for instance, those posted here and here). Here is a link to his last column for the Irish Times with his favourite film lists for 2009 and the last decade.

Below, in his memory, FSFF has assembled its own list of links to high quality, online, and openly accessible scholarly resources on Irish cinema.

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