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PORTRAIT OF DUBLIN

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Category:
Irish Culture, Documentary, Entertainment, Travelogue
Producer:
Department of Foreign Affairs
Duration:
16mins 46secs
Year:

1952
Language:
English
Technical:
4:3, 35mm, Colour

This short film was made for the Department of External Affairs’ Cultural Relations Committee by filmmaker (later archivist) Liam O Laoghaire (aka Liam O’Leary).

The film was designed to promote the city of Dublin to its inhabitants and to potential visitors from abroad.  Brendan Stafford’s crisp black and white cinematography serves the city’s elegant architecture well while the narrator tells of the city’s cultural, literary and architectural history and its many venerable inhabitants.  The elegant Georgian squares, the bustling markets, the tranquil parks and the sparkling nightlife present a city that is vibrant, cultured and steeped in history.

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With kind permission of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Credits:
Director – Liam O'Laoghaire
Producer – Brendan Stafford
Writer – Liam O'Laoghaire
Editor - Liam O'Laoghaire
Sound - Peter Hunt
Commentary (Spoken) - John Jordan
Cinematography - Brendan Stafford