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In Flags or Flitters: Pictures of Dublin (1993)

A documentary, commissioned by RTE, to mark Dublin's year of as European City of Culture in 1991, compiled entirely from archive material.


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Brendan Behan ...
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Austin Clarke ...
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Brendan Grace ...
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Patrick Kavanagh ...
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Hugh Leonard ...
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Heno Magee ...
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'In Flags or Flitters - Pictures of Dublin' was made to celebrate Dublin's year as European City of Culture in 1991. The phrase "in flags or flitters" is taken from 'Finnegans Wake' by James Joyce, Dublin's greatest writer, and a rare recording of his voice is used in the film. It is made from archive footage shot in the thirty years between approximately 1960 until around 1990, now preserved in the collections of the Irish Film Archive/Irish Film Institute and RTE. The documentary, which is not chronological and has no narrator, deals with the look and the built environment of the city (and county) of Dublin as well as its influence on art and artists. Written by Anonymous

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23 March 1993 (Germany)  »

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(color and black & white archive footage)
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