Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution

Family and Nation in Fīlmfārsī
Author: Pedram Partovi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315385600
Category: Social Science
Page: 234
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Critics and academics have generally dismissed the commercial productions of the late Pahlavi era, best known for their songs and melodramatic plots, as shallow, derivative ‘entertainment’. Instead, they have concentrated on the more recent internationally acclaimed art films, claiming that these constitute Iranian ‘national' cinema, despite few Iranians having seen them. Film discourse, and even fan talk, have long attempted to marginalize the mainstream releases of the 1960s and 1970s with the moniker filmfarsi, ironically asserting that such popular favorites were culturally inauthentic. This book challenges the idea that filmfarsi is detached from the past and present of Iranians. Far from being escapist Hollywood fare merely translated into Persian, it claims that the better films of this supposed genre must be taken as both a subject of, and source for, modern Iranian history. It argues that they have an appeal that relies on their ability to rearticulate traditional courtly and religious ideas and forms to problematize in unexpectedly complex and sophisticated ways the modernist agenda that secular nationalist elites wished to impose on their viewers. Taken seriously, these films raise questions about standard treatments of Iran's modern history. By writing popular films into Iranian history, this book advocates both a fresh approach to the study of Iranian cinema, as well as a rethinking of the modernity/tradition binary that has organized the historiography of the recent past. It will appeal to those interested in Iranian cinema, Iranian history and culture, and, more broadly, readers dissatisfied with a dichotomous approach to modernity.

Iranian Cosmopolitanism

A Cinematic History
Author: Golbarg Rekabtalaei
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108418511
Category: History
Page: 320
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A unique look at how cinema shaped the cosmopolitan society in Tehran through cultural exchanges between Iran and the world.

Iranian Cinema

A Political History
Author: Hamid Reza Sadr
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781845111465
Category: History
Page: 303
View: 2002

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Beginning with the introduction of cinema to Iran through the Iranian monarchy, this book covers the broad spectrum of Iran's cinema, offering descriptions of the key films and looking at recurring themes and tropes, such as the preponderance of images of childhood, and what these have revealed about Iranian society.

Blogistan

Politik und Internet in Iran
Author: Annabelle Sreberny,Gholam Khiabany
Publisher: Hamburger Edition HIS
ISBN: 3868545468
Category: Social Science
Page: 285
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Die Protestwelle nach der umstrittenen Präsidentschaftswahl im Iran vom Juni 2009 lenkte die Aufmerksamkeit der Weltöffentlichkeit auf die lebendige Internetkultur der Islamischen Republik. Das Internet, heißt es, befördert den gesellschaftlichen Wandel in Ländern wie dem Iran, doch inwiefern unterscheidet sich das Netz von den Printmedien? Stellt es tatsächlich eine neue öffentliche Sphäre dar? Welchen Einfluss haben soziale Netzwerke wie Facebook, Twitter oder YouTube auf die Organisation von Demonstrationen? Bringt die iranische Blogosphäre eine Kultur des Dissidententums hervor, die das islamistische Regime am Ende zu Fall bringen wird? Diese wegweisende Studie bietet Einblicke in die Internetkultur im heutigen Iran und untersucht die Auswirkungen der neuen Kommunikationsformen auf Gesellschaft und Politik. Die Autoren warnen davor, "Blogger" mit "Dissident" gleichzusetzen, denn auch das Regime hat längst mit der "Kolonisierung Blogistans" begonnen. Das Internet, so eine ihrer Thesen, bringt Veränderungen mit sich, die weder die Regierung noch die Demokratiebewegungen vorhersehen konnten und können. "Blogistan" ist nicht nur eine Fallstudie zur Internetaneigung in der islamischen Welt, sondern das Buch macht auch deutlich, welche Auswirkungen die Neuen Medien auf gesellschaftliche Strukturen und Prozesse haben.

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 3

The Islamicate Period, 1978–1984
Author: Hamid Naficy
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822348772
Category: History
Page: 255
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A comprehensive social history of Iranian cinema address documentaries, popular genres, and art films and explores the role of film and media in shaping a modern national identity in Iran.

Stadt der Lügen

Liebe, Sex und Tod in Teheran
Author: Ramita Navai
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036993401
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Um in Teheran zu überleben, muss man lügen. Denn im »Gottesstaat« Iran spielt sich das Leben im Verborgenen ab. Schulmädchen tragen unter dem Tschador Jeans und Turnschuhe, untreue Ehemänner pilgern nicht nach Mekka, sondern nach Thailand, brave Hausfrauen drehen Pornofilme, Mul- lahs sagen per Handy die Zukunft voraus, und beim Schönheitschirurgen werden nicht nur Nasen gerichtet, sondern auch Jungfernhäutchen wiederhergestellt. Ramita Navai erzählt von den abenteuerlichen Doppelleben der Menschen und entwirft ein faszinierendes Porträt einer Stadt, die ihren Schleier nur ungern lüftet.

Iranian Cinema and the Islamic Revolution


Author: Shahla Mirbakhtyar
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476609837
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 210
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In spite of international award-winning productions, Iran’s cinema is underexposed. Because of the prevailing religious, political and social atmosphere in Iran, the country’s cinema remained stagnant for more than 50 years. Although the “new” Iranian cinema had begun to develop before the 1979 revolution, the political changes gave rise to a new wave of expression. This volume examines the two waves of modern Iranian cinema: before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The first began about 1969, and the second started in 1984 and carried its momentum through 1997. Topics discussed include the effect of cultural mores on cinematic growth, the development of Iranian cinema as a reaction against commercial cinema and the effect of politics on the film industry. Foreign influence (largely American and Indian) on Iranian films is also examined. Critical sources used are primarily Persian to give the reader a culturally inclusive view of each production. Specific films discussed include Fickle, The Cow, Mud-brick and Mirror, Captain Khorshid and Downpour. A chapter-by-chapter filmography is included.

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 2

The Industrializing Years, 1941–1978
Author: Hamid Naficy
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822347741
Category: History
Page: 560
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A comprehensive social history of Iranian cinema address documentaries, popular genres, and art films and explores the role of film and media in shaping a modern national identity in Iran.

Persepolis

Eine Kindheit im Iran & Jugendjahre
Author: Marjane Satrapi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866158719
Category:
Page: 347
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Nicht ohne meine Tochter


Author: Betty Mahmoody,William Hoffer
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404611300
Category: Fiction
Page: 543
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Die Autorin, von ihrem persischen Ehemann in Teheran festgehalten, hätte fliehen können, ihre Tochter aber sollte sie zurücklassen...

The Politics of Iranian Cinema

Film and Society in the Islamic Republic
Author: Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135283095
Category: History
Page: 208
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Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research, this book explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The author not only discusses the practices of regulation and reception of films from major award winning directors but also important mainstream filmmakers such as Hatamikia and Tabizi. Contributing to ethnographic accounts of Iranian governance in the field of culture, the book reveals the complex behind-the-scenes negotiations between filmmakers and the authorities which constitute a major part of the workings of film censorship. The author traces the relationship of Iranian cinema to recent social/political movements in Iran, namely reformism and women’s movement, and shows how international acclaim has been instrumental in filmmakers’ engagement with matters of political importance in Iran. This book will be a valuable tool for courses on film and media studies, and will provide a significant insight into Iranian cultural politics for students of cultural studies and anthropology, Middle Eastern and Iranian studies.

Der Colonel


Author: Maḥmūd Daulatābādī,Bahman Nirumand
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783293004023
Category: Iran
Page: 222
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Eine pechschwarze Regennacht in einer iranischen Kleinstadt, ein altes Haus. Der Colonel hängt seinen Gedanken nach. Erinnerungen stürmen auf ihn ein. An seine Jahre als hochdekorierter Offizier der Schah-Armee. An seine Kinder, die ihren eigenen Weg gingen, sich den Revolutionsgardisten Khomeinis anschlossen und in den Krieg zogen, in die Leidenschaften der Revolution und des Todes. Durch die Gassen werden die gefallenen "Märtyrer" getragen, in der Stadt werden ihnen Denkmäler gebaut. Es herrscht Krieg - diese "giftige, fleischfressende Pflanze". Und im Haus sind Geheimnisse verborgen: Ein Sohn versteckt sich im Keller, gepeinigt von den Albträumen seiner Erinnerungen. Da klopft es an die Tür. Der Colonel wird abgeführt, zur Staatsanwaltschaft... (Quelle: Klappentext).

Iranian Cinema Uncensored

Contemporary Film-makers since the Islamic Revolution
Author: Shiva Rahbaran
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1784534188
Category: Iran
Page: 268
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In this unique book, twelve of the most renowned and important filmmakers of contemporary Iran speak candidly about creating cinema in a revolutionised and traumatised society. They reflect on the Iranian revolution and the influence of its aftermath on their work, as well as the effects of their work on audiences worldwide. They offer first-hand insights into the influence they have had on the making of Iran's image, how the seeds of New Iranian Cinema were sown decades before the revolution, and how these seeds grew into a cinema that became a global phenomenon, despite censorship, ideology wars, sanctions and political isolation, and how they took sustenance from the works of western and global cineastes as well as from the long tradition of art and poetry of Iran.

Mein Iran

Ein Leben zwischen Hoffnung und Revolution
Author: Shirin Ebadi
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492975437
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Seit Jahrzehnten setzt sich Shirin Ebadi für Menschenrechte und eine Reform der iranischen Gesellschaft ein. In »Mein Iran« erzählt die Friedensnobelpreisträgerin von den frühen Jahren ihres politischen Engagements, ihrer Zeit als Richterin, den Demütigungen und Schikanen durch die islamische Revolution bis hin zu ihrer Verhaftung und ihrem dennoch fortwährenden Kampf. Ein beeindruckendes Zeugnis politischen Muts und ein tiefer Einblick in die Strukturen eines gespaltenen Landes.