Arab filmmakers of the Middle East : a dictionary / Roy Armes.

Author
Armes, Roy [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • French
Published/​Created
Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©2010.
Description
xvi, 194 pages ; 26 cm

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In this landmark dictionary, Roy Armes details the scope and diversity of filmmaking across the Arab Middle East. Listing more than 550 feature films by more than 250 filmmakers, and short and documentary films by another 900 filmmakers, this volume covers the film production in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, and the Gulf States. An introduction by Armes locates film and filmmaking traditions in the region from early efforts in the silent era to state-funded productions by isolated filmmakers and politically engaged documentarians. Part 1 lists biographical information about the filmmakers and their feature films. Part 2 details key feature films from the countries represented. Part 3 indexes feature-film titles in English and French with details about the director, date, and country of origin. -- Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and filmography.
Language note
English and French.
Contents
  • Introduction: Filmmaking in divided lands
  • Part 1. Dictionary of filmmakers
  • Part 2. Feature-film chronologies
  • Part 3. Index of feature-film titles.
ISBN
  • 9780253355188 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 0253355184 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
2010007348
OCLC
464581594
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