Arab Cinema History and Cultural Identity

ISBN-10: 9774160657
ISBN-13: 9789774160653
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Viola Shafik
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 9.02" wide x 5.59" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

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 ten years of cinema, this revised edition contains a new afterword highlighting the latest developments in popular film and in cinma d'auteur (art house movies), with a special focus on Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine. 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 decade.

Viola Shafik is a filmmaker and researcher currently teaching cinema at the American University in Cairo.

Acknowledgments
Names, Titles, Dates, and Credits
Introduction
The History of Arab Cinema Encounter with a new medium
Production during the colonial period
Cinema and resistance
National film making and the state
Education and know-how
Hollywood or socialism
The crisis of the public sector;Censorship
Cinema artisanal and coproduction
Diversification in the satellite era
Artistic Roots of Arab Cinema Image and symbolic arrangement
The theater
Language and the art of narration
Music
Cultural Identity and Genre The literary adaptation
La dame aux camellias: an example of cultural repackaging
Realism
History in Cinema
Cinema d'auteur
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Titles
Index of Names

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