The CNN effect : The myth of news, foreign policy and intervention / Piers Robinson
London: Routledge, 2002.
The hell of war comes home : imaginative texts from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq / Owen W. Gilman Jr.
Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2018.
Call No: 737(73) GIL Author: Gilman, Owen W. Source: US Place: Jackson Publisher: University Press of Mississippi PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: x, 252 pages ; 24 cm Subject: WAR AND THE CINEMA; WAR AND THE CINEMA. USA; WAR FILMS. USA; WAR IN FILMS. AFGHANISTAN; WAR IN FILMS. IRAQ; AMERICAN SNIPER (US, Clint Eastwood, 2014); APOCALYPSE NOW (US, Francis Ford Coppola, 1979); AVATAR (US, James Cameron, 2009); BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK (CC/UK/US, Ang Lee, 2016); BODY OF LIES (US, Ridley Scott, 2008); BOURNE ULTIMATUM, THE (US, PAUL GREENGRASS, 2007); DA VINCI CODE THE (US, Ron Howard, 2006); DEER HUNTER, THE (US, Michael Cimino, 1978); DOCTOR STRANGE (US, Scott Derrickson, 2016); FAHRENHEIT 9/11 (US, Michael Moore, 2004); FULL METAL JACKET (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1987); GRACE IS GONE (US, James C. Strouse, 2007); GREEN BERETS, THE (US, Ray Kellogg & John Wayne, 1968); GREEN ZONE (FR/US/UK/SP, Paul Greengrass, 2010); HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE (UK/US, David Yates, 2009); HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (UK/US, David Yates, 2007); HURT LOCKER, THE (US, Kathryn Bigelow, 2008); JARHEAD (US, Sam Mendes, 2005); INFERNO (US/JA/TU/HU, Ron Howard, 2016); MULAN (US, Barry Cook & Tony Bancroft, 1998); REDACTED (US, Brian De Palma, 2007); UP (US, Pete Docter and Bob Peterson, 2009); WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (US, Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, 2016); ZERO DARK THIRTY (US, Kathryn Bigelow, 2012) Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 9781496815767 Contents: The Long Arc of War Experience for Americans. A Brief Introduction: Veterans Face the Challenge of American Fantasyland at War -- On Going to War the American Way -- America's Recent War Experience Comes Home in Imaginative Texts. The Efforts of Journalists and Writers of Creative Nonfiction to Deliver War for Readers at Home -- The Contribution of Films, from The Hurt Locker to American Sniper with Many Films Ignored -- Poets Capture War in Brief for a Small Audience -- American Fiction (and Hellish Truth) from Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq -- Veterans Lost as Distractions Rule in Fantasyland America. American Fantasyland in Time of War: the Hell Veterans Face at Home -- America and Future Wars: Fantasyland Ready for More War. 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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IN SHIFTING SANDS: THE TRUTH ABOUT UNSCOM AND THE DISARMING OF IRAQ : (US, Scott Ritter, 2001)
Independent filmmaking around the Globe / edited by Doris Baltruschat and Mary P. Erickson
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, c2015.
Call No: 210.4 IND Author: Baltruschat, Doris (ed.); Erickson, Mary P. (ed.) Source: US Place: Toronto Publisher: University of Toronto Press PubDate: c2015 PhysDes: xii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm. Subject: FILMMAKING; INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS; INDEPENDENT FILMS; INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION; INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS; DIRECTORS; PRODUCERS; CRITICISM; EUROPEAN CINEMA; BRITISH CINEMA; UNITED KINGDOM; AUSTRALIA; PERU; GREECE; TURKEY; IRAQ; CHINA; AFRICA; MALAYSIA; CANADA; USA Summary: "Independent Filmmaking around the Globe calls attention to the significant changes taking place in independent cinema today, as new production and distribution technology and shifting social dynamics make it easier for independent filmmakers to produce films outside both the mainstream global film industry and their own national film systems. Identifying and analyzing the many complex forces that shape the production and distribution of feature films, the authors detail how independent filmmakers create work that reflects independent voices and challenges political, economic, and cultural constraints.
With chapters on the under-explored cinemas of Greece, Turkey, Iraq, China, Malaysia, Peru, and West Africa, as well as traditional production centres such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, Independent Filmmaking around the Globe explores how contemporary independent filmmaking increasingly defines the global cinema of our time." -- TAKEN FROM FIRST PAGE OF BOOK Notes: Includes bibliographical references and filmography ISBN: 9781442626836 Donation: Senses of Cinema Contents: -- foreword: producing independently in global industry / David Hamilton -- ackowledgments -- 1.The Meaning of Independence: Concepts, Contexts, and Interpretations / Mary P. Erickson -- pt. One Independent Film vis-a-vis the Local and Global Mainstream -- 2.An Increasingly Global Presence: Contemporary American Independent Cinema outside the United States / Yannis Tzioumakis -- 3.European Union Initiatives for Independent Filmmakers across Europe / Teresa Hoefert de Turegano -- 4.Dependency and Independence in British Independent Film / Erik Knudsen -- 5.From Aussiewood Movies to Guerrilla Filmmaking: Independent Filmmaking and Contemporary Australian Cinema / Mark David Ryan -- 6.Independent Filmmaking in the Peruvian Context: Seeking Meaning / Gabriela Martinez -- pt. Two The Meaning of Independence in Regions of Conflict and Change -- 7.In the Shadow of the Studios, the State, and the Multiplexes: Independent Filmmaking in Greece / Lydia Papadimitriou -- 8.Turkish Independent Cinema: Between Bourgeois Auteurism and Political Radicalism / Murat Akser -- 9.Filmmaking in Iraq: A Rebirth / Mary P. Erickson -- 10.The Grassroots Perspective: Sixth Generation Cinema and Independent Filmmaking in China / Hongwei Lu -- 11.Independent Filmmaking in Africa: New Voices and Challenges / Martin Mhando -- pt. Three Digital Media and the Independent Voice -- 12.Syiok Sendiri? Independent Filmmaking in Malaysia / Gaik Cheng Khoo -- 13.Independent Filmmaking in the Canadian Arctic / Doris Baltruschat -- 14.Digital Video Films as "Independent" African Cinema / Sheila Petty -- glossary -- filmography -- bibliography -- contributors -- More info
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IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS : (US, James Longley, 2006)
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UNCOVERED: THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT THE IRAQ WAR : (US, Roger Greenwald, 2003)