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Close Up Iranian Cinema - Past, Present and Future

ISBN-10: 1859843328

ISBN-13: 9781859843321

Edition: 2001

Authors: Hamid Dabashi

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Description:

This book examines the growing reputation of Iranian cinema, from its origins in the films of Kimiai and Mehrjui, through the work of directors such as Kiraostami, Beyzai and Bani-Etemad, to young film-makers like Bahman Qobadi.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 11/17/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 318
Size: 7.75" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Hamid Dabashi is Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

List of illustrations
Introduction
On Modernity and the Making of a National Cinema
The commencement of modernity
A window unto the world
The constitutional revolution
The Making of an Iranian Filmmaker: Abbas Kiarostami
The 1950s
The 1960s
The 1970s
The year of the revolution
The 1980s
The 1990s
The Sight of the Invisible World: The Cinema of Bahram Beiza'i
Daybreak
Remythologizing the real
Mythologies
Ritual birth
Urban legends
Bahman Farmanara: Twice upon a Time
Studying in Los Angeles
Back to Iran
The early films
After Prince Ehtejab
At the dawn of the revolution
The rise of a new generation of filmmakers
Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine
Once upon a Filmmaker: Conversation with Mohsen Makhmalbaf
To the manner born
Precociously political
To take arms, ... and by opposing end them
In Pahlavi prison
At the dawn of the revolution
The politics of a poetic turn
Cinema saves
The totality of a cinematic career
The loss of a partner
Art as a future
The poetics of a visionary
Sources of cultural maladies
In the Speculum of the Other: The Feminine Figure of Modernity
Successive sites of resistance
In the curvature of the speculum
Deterritorializing the Iranian subject
A threesome arrangement
Whither Iranian Cinema? The Perils and Promises of Globalization
Tehran
Smell of Camphor, Fragrance of Jasmine (2000)
Mix (2000)
Protest (2000)
The Wind Will Carry Us Away (1999)
Cannes
Jom'eh (2000)
A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
The Apple (1998)
Blackboard (2000)
Whither Iranian cinema?
Filmography
Notes
Acknowledgments