Arab Cinema History and Cultural Identity
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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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 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.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Viola Shafik is a filmmaker and researcher currently teaching cinema at the American University in Cairo.
|Names, Titles, Dates, and Credits|
|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|
|Language and the art of narration|
|Cultural Identity and Genre The literary adaptation|
|La dame aux camellias: an example of cultural repackaging|
|History in Cinema|
|Index of Titles|
|Index of Names|