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Omnibus #30

podcast icon Posted Wednesday, June 13, 2007. Total length: 30:14

Tony Tracy, visitng scholar from the National University of Ireland and the Huston School of Film and Digital Media, discusses the portrayal of Irish-Americans in film. He reveals the unique position of the Irish in the history of cinema, from silent movies like Happy Hooligan through Martin Scorsese's The Departed.
"Stereotypes take on a life of their own and they become related, not so much to reality, as to each other."
Tony Tracy

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