A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 3: The Islamicate by Hamid Naficy

By Hamid Naficy

Hamid Naficy is among the world’s prime professionals on Iranian movie, and A Social heritage of Iranian Cinema is his magnum opus. masking the overdue 19th century to the early twenty-first and addressing documentaries, well known genres, and paintings motion pictures, it explains Iran’s extraordinary cinematic creation modes, in addition to the position of cinema and media in shaping modernity and a contemporary nationwide identification in Iran. This accomplished social background unfolds throughout 4 volumes, each one of which are preferred on its own.

In Volume 3, Naficy assesses the profound results of the Islamic Revolution on Iran's cinema and movie undefined. in the course of the ebook, he makes use of the time period Islamicate, instead of Islamic, to point that the values of the postrevolutionary country, tradition, and cinema have been trained not just by way of Islam but in addition via Persian traditions. Naficy examines documentary motion pictures made to list occasions sooner than, in the course of, and within the rapid aftermath of the revolution. He describes how sure associations and contributors, together with prerevolutionary cinema and filmmakers, have been linked to the Pahlavi regime, the West, and modernity and for that reason perceived as corrupt and immoral. some of the nation's moviehouses have been burned down. Prerevolutionary motion pictures have been topic to strict evaluation and infrequently banned, to get replaced with movies commensurate with Islamicate values. Filmmakers and entertainers have been thrown out of the undefined, exiled, imprisoned, or even performed. but, out of this innovative turmoil, a unprecedented Islamicate cinema and movie tradition emerged. Naficy strains its improvement and explains how Iran's lengthy struggle with Iraq, the gendered segregation of area, and the imposition of the veil on ladies inspired sure ideological and aesthetic tendencies in movie and comparable media. eventually, he discusses the structural, administrative, and regulatory measures that helped to institutionalize the recent evolving cinema.

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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