Arab cinema : history and cultural identity / Viola Shafik.

Author
Shafik, Viola, 1961- [Browse]
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Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
New rev. ed.
Published/​Created
Cairo, Egypt ; New York : The American University in Cairo Press, 2007.
Description
vi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

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"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." "Now updated to reflect cultural shifts in the last ten years of cinema, this revised edition contains a postscript highlighting the latest developments in popular film and cinema d'auteur, with a special focus on Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia, and Palestine"--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references ([279]-292) and indexes.
Contents
  • The history of Arab cinema
  • Artistic roots of Arab cinema
  • Cultural identity and genre
  • Conclusion
  • Arab cinema today : a postscript.
ISBN
  • 9789774160653 ((pbk.))
  • 9774160657 ((pbk.))
OCLC
155852789
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