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Masters and Masterpieces of Iranian Cinema free pdf The rise of Iranian cinema to world prominence over the last few decades is one of the most fascinating cultural stories of our time. There is scarcely an international film festival anywhere that does not honour the aesthetic and political explorations of Iranian artists. Three generations of filmmakers - from Bahram Beiza'i to Mohsen Makhmalbaf to his daughter Samira makhmalbaf - are all active today, creating works of spectacular range and depth. In Europe and North America, in Asia and Latin America, in Australia and Africa, the thematic and narrative richness of Iranain cinema has met with tremendous acclaim. Indeed, its particular mode of realism - building on such cinematic antecedents as Italian, French and German neo-realism - has become truly transnational, contributing a new visual vocabulary to filmmaking everywhere. This book is narrated around 15 of the best Iranian filmmakers of the past half-century and takes a close look at both their lives and their greatest works. In this vivid account, the author explains how - despite the censorship of both the Pahlavi monarchy and the Khomeini Islamic Republic - the creativity of these filmmakers has transcended national and cultural borders. He explores the rise and ascendancy of Iranian cinema in the more general context of modern Iranian intellectual history. He delves into the roots of Iranian cinema in Persian poetry and fiction and examines ways in which a rich cinematic tradition has been nourished. The book also studies the role that prominent film festivals have played in fostering the global success of Iranian cinema and it investigates the reception of these films within Iran, an intriguing story in its own right.

About Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

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Author : Hamid Dabashi
Publisher : Mage Publishers
Data Published : 01 September 2004
ISBN : 0934211841
EAN : 9780934211840
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 456 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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