Arab cinema : History and cultural identity / Viola Shafik
Cairo: American University in Cairo Press, 2016.
Call No: 71(53) SAF Author: Shafik, Viola Edition: revised and updated edition Place: Cairo Publisher: American University in Cairo Press PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: vi, 424 p. ; illustrations ; 23 cm Subject: ARAB COUNTRIES Summary: Since it was first published in 1998, Viola Shafik’s Arab Cinema: History and Cultural Identity has become an indispensable work for scholars of film and the contemporary Middle East. Combining detailed narrative history—economic, ideological, and aesthetic—with thought-provoking analysis, Arab Cinema provides a comprehensive overview of cinema in the Arab world, tracing the industry’s development from colonial times to the present. It analyzes the ambiguous relationship with commercial western cinema, and the effect of Egyptian market dominance in the region. Tracing the influence on the medium of local and regional art forms and modes of thought, both classical and popular, Shafik shows how indigenous and external factors combine in a dynamic process of “cultural repackaging.” Now updated to reflect cultural shifts in the last two decades, this revised edition contains a new afterword highlighting the latest developments in popular and in art-house filmmaking, with a special focus on Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, and the Gulf States. While exploring problematic issues such as European co-production for Arab art films, including their relation to cultural identity and their reception in the region and abroad, this new edition introduces readers to some of the most compelling cinematic works of the last decades. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9789774166907 More info
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The cinema in the Arab countries / anthology prepared for UNESCO
Beirut: Interarab Centre of Cinema & Television, 1966.
Call No: 71(53) SAD Author: Sadoul, Georges, 1904-1967, comp CorpAuthor: Interarab Centre of Cinema & Television Place: Beirut Publisher: Interarab Centre of Cinema & Television PubDate: 1966 PhysDes: 290 p. map, plates. 24 cm Subject: ARAB COUNTRIES LON: 171969 More info
Filming the modern Middle East : politics in the cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab world
London ; New York: I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Call No: 71(53) KHA Author: Khatib, Lina Source: UK Place: London ; New York Publisher: I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: viii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: ARAB COUNTRIES; ARABS IN FILMS; MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES; MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES IN FILMS; WORLD CINEMA; POLITICAL FILMS; POLITICS AND THE CINEMA; POLITICS IN FILMS; TERRORISM AND THE CINEMA; RELIGION IN FILMS Summary: "Today the world's media have a pressing need to understand and interpret the modern Middle East. In this timely book, Lina Khatib examines how contemporary American cinema and the cinemas of the Arab world contribute to this global preoccupation in their representations of Middle Eastern politics. This examination of Hollywood as the dominant Western interpreter of the Arab World also views the Arab world in terms of how it perceives itself and others through its films." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index; Includes filmography ISBN: 9781845111915 Contents: Introduction: Orientalism and the Cinematic Middle East --; Chapter I: The Politicized Landscape -- Why space matters -- Hollywood's spatial political stage -- The spatial contradictions of Arab cinemas -- Conclusion --; Chapter II: Gendered Tools of Nationalism -- The changing face of the American male/nation -- The female nations of Arab cinema -- Conclusion --; Chapter III: Conflicts Within and Without: The Arab-Israeli Conflict (and the Gulf War) -- Hollywood's America: world police -- Arab cinemas: nostalgia and resistence -- Conclusion --; Chapter IV: From the Other Outside to the Other Within: Representing Islamic Fundementalism -- Why fundamentalism matters -- Hollywood's fundamentalist terrorists -- Islamic fundamentalism in Egyptian and Algerian cinemas: the Other within -- Conclusion; Epilogue: On Difference, Resistance, and Nationalism -- On difference -- On resistance -- On nationalism -- Beyond the East/West divide More info
Humor in Middle Eastern cinema / edited by Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, c2014.
Call No: 732(5-011) HUM Author: Revi, Gayatri (ed.); Rahman, Najat (ed.) Source: US Place: Detroit Publisher: Wayne State University Press PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: 282 pages ; 23 cm Series: Contemporary approaches to film and media Subject: AFGHANISTAN; ARAB COUNTRIES; ARABS IN FILMS; AUDIENCE RECEPTION; BOLLYWOOD; CENSORSHIP; COMEDIES. MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRIES; CULTURAL IMPERIALISM. US; EGYPT; HUMOUR IN FILMS; INDIA; IRAN; IRAQ; ISRAEL; IRONY IN FILMS; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; PALESTINE; POLITICAL FILMS; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; SATIRE IN FILMS; TYPE CHARACTERS IN FILMS; PAKISTAN; CHAHINE, YOUSSEF; DHOUIB, MONCEF; KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS; ZARHIN, SHEMI; AMERIKALI (TU, Serif Gören, 1993); BAD MA RA KHAHAD BORD (IR/FR, Abbas Kiarostami, 1999); DIVINE INTERVENTION (FR/MR/G/PA, Elia Suleiman, 2002); ISKANDERIJA...LIH? (UA/AE, Youssef Chahine, 1978); ALEXANDRIA...WHY? (UA/AE, Youssef Chahine, 1978); TELE ARRIVE, LA (TI, Moncef Dhouib, 2006); TERE BIN LADEN (II, Abhishek Sharma, 2010); TV IS COMING, THE (TI, Moncef Dhouib, 2006) Summary: "While Middle Eastern culture does not tend to be associated with laughter and levity in the global imagination, humor—often satirical—has long been a staple of mainstream Arabic film. In Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema, editors Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman shed light on this tradition, as well as humor and laughter motivated by other intent—including parody, irony, the absurd, burlesque, and dark comedy. Contributors trace the proliferation of humor in contemporary Middle Eastern cinema in the works of individual directors and from the perspectives of genre, national cinemas, and diasporic cinema. Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema explores what humor theorists have identified as an “emancipatory,” “liberatory,” even “revolutionary” function to humor. Among the questions contributors ask are: How does Middle Eastern cinema and media highlight the stakes and place of humor in art and in life? What is its relation to the political? Can humor in cinematic art be emancipatory? What are its limits for its intervention or transformation? Contributors examine the region’s masterful auteurs, such as Abbas Kiarostami, Youssef Chahine, and Elia Suleiman and cover a range of cinematic settings, including Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, and Turkey. They also trace diasporic issues in the distinctive cinema of India and Pakistan. This insightful collection will introduce readers to a variety of contemporary Middle Eastern cinema that has attracted little critical notice. Scholars of cinema and media studies as well as Middle Eastern cultural history will appreciate this introduction to a complex and fascinating cinema." -- GOOGLE BOOKS Notes: Contains bibliography and filmography -- contains index -- contains list of contributors ISBN: 9780814339374 Contents: Introduction / Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman -- Humor, loss, and the possibility for politics in recent Palestinian cinema / Najat Rahman -- Strategies of subversion in Ben Ali's Tunisia: allegory and satire in Moncef Dhouib's TV Is Coming / Robert Lang -- Satiric traversals in the comedy of Mehran Modiri: space, irony, and national allegory on Iranian television / Cyrus Ali Zargar -- Ethnic humor, stereotypes, and cultural power in Israeli cinema / Elise Burton -- The laughter of Youssef Chahine / Najat Rahman -- Comedic meditations: war and genre in The Outcasts / Somy Kim -- Humor and the cinematic sublime in Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us / Gayatri Devi -- America the oppressively funny: humor and anti-americanisms in modern Turkish cinema / Perin Gurel -- Laughter across borders: the case of the Bollywood film Tere Bin Laden / Mara Matta More info
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INDUSTRY, FILM. ARAB COUNTRIES
Orient : a survey of films produced in countries of Arab and Asian culture / Winifred Holmed
London: British Film Institute, 1959.
Call No: REFERENCE SECTION; 021 HOL CorpAuthor: BFI Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute PubDate: 1959 PhysDes: 28 cm Subject: ASIAN COUNTRIES; ARAB COUNTRIES More info
Theorising national cinema / Valentina Vitali and Paul Willemen (eds)
London: British Film Institute, London, 2006.
Call No: 408.1 THE Author: Vitali, Valentina; Willemen, Paul CorpAuthor: BFI Source: UK Place: London Publisher: British Film Institute, London PubDate: 2006 PhysDes: 326 p. ill. : 24 cm Subject: ASIAN COUNTRIES; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; JAPAN; KOREA; REPUBLIC OF IRELAND; LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES; KRACAUER, SIEGFRIED; BURCH, NOEL; RUSSIA; FRANCE; TAIWAN; PALESTINE; ARAB COUNTRIES; INDIA; ASIAN COUNTRIES; EUROPEAN COUNTRIES; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; NATIONAL CULTURE IN FILMS; NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE CINEMA; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS; GLOBALISATION Summary: Why do we think of clusters of films as a 'national cinema'? Why has the relationship between the nation and film become so widely and uncritically accepted? Theorising National Cinema is a major contribution to work on national cinemas, by many of the leading scholars in the filed. It addresses the knotty and complex relationships between cinema and national identity, showing that the nationality of a cinema production company, and of the films it made, have not always been seen as pertinent. The volume begins by reviewing and rethinking the concept of national cinema in an age of globalisation, and it goes on to chart the parallel developments of national film industries and the idea of the nation state in countries as diverse as Japan, South Korea, Russia, France and Italy. The issue of a 'national cinema' for nation states of contested status, with disputed borders or displaced peoples, is discussed in relation to film-making in Taiwan, Ireland and Palestine. The contributors also consider the future of national cinema in an age of transnational cultural flows, exploring issues of national identity and cinema in Latin America, Asia, the Middle-East, India, Africa and Europe. ISBN: 1844571203 More info