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The development of Iranian cinema after the Islamic Revolution (Paperback): Sophie Duhnkrack

The development of Iranian cinema after the Islamic Revolution (Paperback)

Sophie Duhnkrack

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2009 in the subject Orientalism / Sinology - Islamic Studies, grade: 85, Ben Gurion University, course: The 1979 Iranian Revolution: A Thirty-Year Perspective, language: English, abstract: An analysis of the recent development of Iranian Cinema should primarily mention its origins and history, especially since Iranian cinema always has been so closely linked to the political circumstances dominating the social reality. Its outset is generally accepted to have begun around 1900, when Mirza Ebrahim Khan Akkas Bashi, the official photographer of Muzaffar al-Din Shah, shot the first Iranian documentary.... As Richard Tapper states in his work, The New Iranian Cinema, "both government and religious authorities sought to control the images to be shown publicly." 'Formal censorship' began in the 1920s, when the imported films exhibiting women, sex and amusement dominated the Iranian market. In contrast to this permissive attitude, depicting the political or social reality critically in local productions was taboo. Until the Second World War "nothing worthy of being called 'national cinema'" was produced. In these decades, Iranian films were mainly remakes of foreign works, mainly Indian or Egyptian, and normally they lacked artistic quality. This genre of films is known as "Film Farsi." Along with the development of film comes the history of censorship, which tries to curb the freedom of expression in increasingly institutionalized manners. Indeed, in 1950 a committee for the supervision of locally produced or imported films was established. This might have contributed to the fact that in the 1950s and 1960s, next to the import of American and Indian films, only "commercial films" were famous in Iran, whose sole aim was to entertain and to fill the cash tills. In this period too, the censorship worried more about the expression of political opinions than about the demonstration of sex. However, on the edge of mainstream productions s


Imprint: Grin Publishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2009
First published: October 2013
Authors: Sophie Duhnkrack
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-3-640-33448-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literary & linguistic reference works > General
LSN: 3-640-33448-5
Barcode: 9783640334483

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