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Reform cinema : a history of film in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Author: Blake Robert Atwood
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016.
Series: Film and culture
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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It is nearly impossible to separate contemporary Iranian cinema from the Islamic revolution that transformed film production in the country in the late 1970s. As the aims of the revolution shifted and hardened once Khomeini took power and as an eight-year war with Iraq dragged on, Iranian filmmakers confronted new restrictions. In the 1990s, however, the Reformist Movement, led by Mohammad Khatami and the film  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Blake Robert Atwood
ISBN: 023154314X 9780231543149
OCLC Number: 962412160
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm).
Contents: Introduction: revolutionary cinema and the logic of reform --
When love entered cinema: mysticism and the emerging poetics of reform --
Screening reform: campaign movies, documentaries, and urban Tehran --
Video democracies: or, the death of the filmmaker --
Who killed the tough guy? continuity and rupture in the filmfarsi tradition --
Film archives and online videos: the search for reform in post-Khatami Iran --
Conclusion: Iran's cinema museum and political unrest.
Series Title: Film and culture
Responsibility: Blake Atwood.

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It is nearly impossible to separate contemporary Iranian cinema from the Islamic revolution that transformed film production in the country in the late 1970s. As the aims of the revolution shifted and hardened once Khomeini took power and as an eight-year war with Iraq dragged on, Iranian filmmakers confronted new restrictions. In the 1990s, however, the Reformist Movement, led by Mohammad Khatami and the film industry, developed an unlikely partnership that moved audiences away from revolutionary ideas and toward a discourse of reform. In Reform Cinema in Iran, Blake Atwood examines how new i.

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