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By Hamid Naficy

ISBN-10: 0822347547

ISBN-13: 9780822347545

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ISBN-13: 9780822347750

Hamid Naficy is among the world’s top experts on Iranian movie, and A Social background of Iranian Cinema is his magnum opus. protecting the overdue 19th century to the early twenty-first and addressing documentaries, well known genres, and artwork movies, it explains Iran’s odd cinematic creation modes, in addition to the function of cinema and media in shaping modernity and a latest nationwide id in Iran. This entire social background unfolds throughout 4 volumes, every one of which might be preferred on its own.

Volume 1 depicts and analyzes the early years of Iranian cinema. movie was once brought in Iran in 1900, 3 years after the country’s first advertisement movie exhibitor observed the hot medium in nice Britain. An artisanal cinema backed by means of the ruling shahs and different elites quickly emerged. The presence of ladies, either at the monitor and in motion picture homes, proved debatable until eventually 1925, whilst Reza Shah Pahlavi dissolved the Qajar dynasty. Ruling until eventually 1941, Reza Shah carried out a Westernization application meant to unite, modernize, and secularize his multicultural, multilingual, and multiethnic state. Cinematic representations of a fast-modernizing Iran have been inspired, the veil used to be outlawed, and dandies flourished. whilst, images, motion picture creation, and picture homes have been tightly managed. movie creation finally proved marginal to nation formation. basically 4 silent function movies have been produced in Iran; of the 5 Persian-language sound good points proven within the nation sooner than 1941, 4 have been made by means of an Iranian expatriate in India.

A Social heritage of Iranian Cinema
Volume 1: The Artisanal period, 1897–1941
Volume 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941–1978
Volume three: The Islamicate interval, 1978–1984
Volume four: The Globalizing period, 1984–2010

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