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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
Palestinian Cinema : landscape, trauma, and memory / Nurith Gertz and George Khleifi
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c2008.
Call No: 71(569.4) GER Author: Gertz, Nurith; Khleifi, George Source: US Place: Bloomington Publisher: Indiana University Press PubDate: c2008 PhysDes: 224 p. ; 24 cm Subject: ISRAEL; PALESTINE; JEWS IN FILMS; ARABS IN FILMS; NATIONALISM AND THE CINEMA Summary: " In this book, two scholars - an Israeli and a Palestinian - in a rare and welcome collaboration, follow the development of Palestinian cinema, commenting on its response to political and social transformations. They discover that the more the social, political, and economic conditions worsen and chaos and pain prevail , the more Palestinian cinema becomes involved with the national struggle. As expected, Palestinian cinema has unfolded its national narrative against the Israeli narrative. The reflection of the Israeli in Palestinian cinema is one more harsh and painful testimony to the resentment and hostility between the two peoples, who share a common patch of earth and landscape. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: "This book was first published (as Landscape in mist: space and memory in Palestinian cinema) in Herbrew in 2005 by Am Oved and the Open University, Tel Aviv"--T.p. verso.; Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-211) and index.; Includes filmography (p. 212-215) ISBN: 9780253220073 Contents: -- introduction -- 1: a chronicle of Palestinian cinema -- 2: from bleeding memories to fertile memories -- 3: about place and time: the fims of Michael Khleifi -- 4: without place, without time: the films of Rashid Masharawi -- 5: the house and its destruction: the films of Ali Nassar -- 6: a dead-end: roadblock movies -- 7: between exile and homeland: the films of Elia Suleiman -- conclusion -- epilogue -- bibliography -- filmography -- index -- More info
Postmodernism in the cinema / edited by Cristina Degli-Esposti
New York: Berghahn Books, 1998.
Call No: 61 POS DEG Author: Degli-Esposti, Christina Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Berghahn Books PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: viii, 264 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA; POSTMODERNISM AND TV/VIDEO; POSTMODERNISM AND TV/VIDEO. USA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA. USA; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA. JAPAN; POSTMODERNISM AND THE CINEMA. POLAND; POLAND; TRAVEL IN FILMS; FRANCE; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA. AFRICAN COUNTRIES; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA. FRANCE; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; ARABS IN FILMS; RACIAL STEREOTYPES IN FILMS; ANIMATION; YOUNG PEOPLE, FILMS FOR; ADAPTATIONS. FORSTER, E. M.; ADAPTATIONS. GENET, JEAN; AUTEUR THEORY; DEGLI-ESPOSTI, CHRISTINA; BARON, CYNTHIA; KRAIDY, MARWAN; WEINSTEIN, DAVID; SHARY, TIMOTHY; BRUNS, JOHN; MAULE, ROSANNA; FALKOWSKA, JANINA; STRAIN, ELLEN; BOLUS-REICHERT, CHRISTINE; LAGA, BARRY; DEUTELBAUM, MARSHALL; HOLDEN-MOSES, PHILIP; WILES, MARY; ALTMAN, ROBERT; JAMESON, FREDRIC; ITAMI, JUZO; FORSTER, E. M.; COEN, JOEL & ETHAN; KUROSAWA AKIRA; GREENAWAY, PETER; FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER; PLAYER, THE (US, Robert Altman, 1992); ALADDIN (US, John Musker & Ron Clements, 1992); SIMPSONS, THE [TV] (US, 1989-); BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (US, Stephen Herek, 1989); WAYNE'S WORLD (US, Penelope Spheeris, 1992); SINGLES (US, Cameron Crowe, 1992); REALITY BITES (US, Ben Stiller, 1994); TAMPOPO (JA, Juzo Itami, 1986); A NOS AMOURS (FR, Maurice Pialat, 1983); MESSA E FINITA, LA (IT, Nanni Moretti, 1985); QUE HE HECHO PARA MERECER ESTO!! (SP, Pedro Almodovar, 1984); PSY (PL, Wladyslaw Pasikowski, 1993); CZLOWIEK Z ... (PL, Konrad Szolajski, 1993); WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD (UK, Charles Sturridge, 1991); ROOM WITH A VIEW, A (UK, James Ivory, 1986); PASSAGE TO INDIA, A (US/UK, David Lean, 1984); COUP DE TORCHON (FR, Bertrand Tavernier, 1981); VICTOIRE EN CHANTANT, LA (FR/GW, Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1976); CHOCOLAT (FR, Claire Denis, 1988); BARTON FINK (US, Joel Cohen, 1991); DREAMS (US, Akira Kurosawa, 1990); DROWNING BY NUMBERS (UK, Peter Greenaway, 1988); QUERELLE (GW/FR, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982) Summary: By offering sophisticated and multi-faceted, yet highly accessible discussions on a number of key issues, Postmodernism in the Cinema presents new strategies for reading and understanding postmodernism and opens up the horizons of investigation to address the dynamic relationship between the art of moving images and complex concepts of postmodern theory. Organized according to specific themes such as auteurism, metacinema, national cinema, and the parodic, this anthology includes thirteen essays and examines films including The Player, Aladdin, Singles, Reality Bites, Wayne’s World, Tampopo, A Room with a View, Barton Fink, Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams, Drowning by Numbers, Coup de torchon, Querelle, and more. [Taken from back cover] Notes: Papers from a conference held in 1994 at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.; Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 1571811060 Contents: Introduction: Postmodernism(s) Cristina Degli-Esposti -- Chapter 1: The Player's parody of Hollywood: A different kind of suture - Cynthia Baron -- Chapter 2: Intertextual maneuvers around the subaltern: Aladdin as postmodern text - Marwan Kraidy -- Chapter 3: Of Mice and Bart: The Simpsons and the postmodern - David Weinstein -- Chapter 4: Reification and loss in postmodern puberty: The cultural logic of Fredric Jameson and American youth movies - Timothy Shary -- Chapter 5: Refiguring pleasure: Itami and the postmodern Japanese film - John Bruns -- Chapter 6: De-authorizing the auteur: postmodern politics of interpellation in contemporary European cinema - - Rosanna Maule -- Chapter 7: Postmodernist condition in post-socialist eastern European films: the case of a political pastiche and the socialist-hollywood thriller in recent films of Polish filmmakers - Janina Falkowska -- Chapter 8: E.M. Forster's anti-touristic tourism and the sightseeing gaze of cinema - Ellen Strain -- Chapter 9: Imaginary geographies: the colonial subjects in contemporary French cinema - Christine Bolus-Reichert -- Chapter 10: Decapitated spectators: Barton Fink, (Post)history, and cinematic pleasure - Barry Laga -- Chapter 11: Something like an autobiography in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - Marshall Deutelbaum -- Chapter 12: Not waving but drowning by numbers: Peter Greenaway's cautionary tale - Philip Holden-Moses -- Chapter 13: A double voice: the dual paternity of Querelle - Mary Wiles ID2: 291 More info