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Afghanistan in the cinema

Author: Mark Graham
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010.
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Offers an introduction to the representation of Afghanistan in film. This book examines the combination of propaganda and poetry in films made in Hollywood and the East. It considers a range of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Graham, Mark (Mark A.), 1970-
Afghanistan in the cinema.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009038149
(OCoLC)445479376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Graham
ISBN: 9780252091391 0252091396
OCLC Number: 709664749
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : haunted eyes --
Imperialist nostalgia. Getting in touch with our inner savage : The horsemen --
Butch and Sundance in Afghanistan : The man who would be king --
The new great game : Rambo III, The beast, and Charlie Wilson's war --
The burqa films. Land without images : Kandahar --
Afghan gothic : Osama --
Border crossings. The west unveiled : In this world --
The poetry of silence : Ellipsis --
A way to feel good again : The kite runner --
Conclusion : ending Charlie Wilson's war.
Responsibility: Mark Graham.

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"In analyzing film depictions of Afghanistan, Mark Graham makes a wise and rarely heard argument about the ways the international art film festival circuit is guilty of ethnocentrism. An eloquent and Read more...

 
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