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Displaced Allegories Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema

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ISBN-10: 0822342758

ISBN-13: 9780822342755

Edition: 2008

Authors: Negar Mottahedeh

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Following the 1979 Iranian Revolution, in order to conform with the Islamic Republic's system of modesty, Iran's film industry was required to ensure that Iranian women who appeared on-screen were veiled from the view of men, both on-screen and off. This prohibition prevented Iranian filmmakers from relying on the desiring gaze, a staple cinematic system of looking. InDisplaced AllegoriesNegar Mottahedeh shows that post-Revolutionary Iranian filmmakers were forced to create a new visual language for conveying meaning to audiences. She argues that the Iranian film industry found new creative ground not in the negation of government regulations but in the camera's adoption of the modest,…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/14/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 0.24" wide x 0.35" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Introduction: Producing a National Cinema, a Woman's Cinema
Nationalizing Sense Perception: Bahram Bayza'i
Cleansing Vision: Abbas Kiarostami, Le Secret Magnifique
Negative Aesthetics: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema and 1970s Feminist Film Theory