From Iran to Hollywood and Some Places In between

Drawing on seminal ideas of 'art cinema', Christopher Gow examines how the success of this cinema and the films of Abbas Kiarostami, its foremost proponent, can be accounted for by the extent to which they fit into a pre-established notion ...

Author: Christopher Gow


ISBN: 9780755611096

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 235

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The New Iranian Cinema has had a fascinating success story in world cinema and critics have hailed Iranian films as alternatives to the homogenising global influence of mainstream Hollywood cinema. Drawing on seminal ideas of 'art cinema', Christopher Gow examines how the success of this cinema and the films of Abbas Kiarostami, its foremost proponent, can be accounted for by the extent to which they fit into a pre-established notion of art cinema. Gow also expands understanding of post-revolutionary Iranian cinema by examining the links between the New Iranian Cinema and emigre Iranian filmma.

Iranian Cosmopolitanism

pre-revolutionary Iranian cinema worked as “the basis of the plurality of imagined
worlds”9 – a hybrid space in which the ... Christopher Gow, From Iran to
Hollywood, and Some Places in between: Re-Framing Post-Revolutionary
Iranian ...

Author: Golbarg Rekabtalaei

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108418511

Category: History

Page: 318

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A unique look at how cinema shaped the cosmopolitan society in Tehran through cultural exchanges between Iran and the world.

Women in the Cinemas of Iran and Turkey

Gow, Christopher (2011) From Iran to Hollywood and Some Places In-between:
Reframing Post-revolutionary Iranian Cinema, London & New York: I.B. Tauris.
Halliday, Fred (1978) Iran: Dictatorship and Development, New York: Penguin.

Author: Gonul Donmez-Colin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135105029X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

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This volume compares the cinemas of Iran and Turkey in terms of the presence and absence of women on both sides of the camera. From a critical point of view, it provides detailed readings of works by both male and female film-makers, emphasising issues facing women's film-making. Presenting an overview of the modern histories of the two neighbouring countries the study traces certain similarities and contrasts, particularly in the reception, adaption and representation of Western modernity and cinema. This is followed by the exploration of the images of women on screen with attention to minority women, investigating post-traumatic cinema's approaches to women (Islamic Revolution of 1979 in Iran and the 1980 coup d’état in Turkey) and women's interpretations of post-traumatic experiences. Furthermore, the representations of sexualities and LGBTI identities within cultural, traditional and state-imposed restrictions are also discussed. Investigating border-crossing in physical and metaphorical terms, the research explores the hybridities in the artistic expressions of 'deterritorialized' film-makers negotiating loyalties to both vatan (motherland) and the adopted country. This comprehensive analysis of the cinemas of Iran and Turkey, based on extensive research, fieldwork, interviews and viewing of countless films is a key resource for students and scholars interested in film, gender and cultural studies and the Middle East.

A Social History of Iranian Cinema Volume 4

From Iran to Hollywood and Some Places In-Between: Reframing Post-
Revolutionary Iranian Cinema. London: I. B. Tauris. Gramsci, Antoni. 1988.
Gramsci's Prison Letters: A Selection. Trans. Hamish Henderson. London: Zwan
Publications in ...

Author: Hamid Naficy

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822348780

Category: History

Page: 664

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In the fourth and final volume of A History of Iranian Cinema, Hamid Naficy looks at the extraordinary efflorescence in Iranian film and other visual media since the Islamic Revolution.

Positioning Art Cinema

See King, Quality Hollywood, especially Chapter 2. Dyer and Vincendeau, '
Introduction', 8. ... Christopher Gow, From Iran to Hollywood and Some Places In-
Between: Reframing Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema. From Iran to Hollywood,

Author: Geoff King

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786735563

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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Art cinema occupies a space in the film landscape that is accorded a particular kind of value. From films that claim the status of harsh realism to others which embody aspects of the tradition of modernism or the poetic, art cinema encompasses a variety of work from across the globe. But how is art cinema positioned in the film marketplace, or by critics and in academic analysis? Exactly what kinds of cultural value are attributed to films of this type and how can this be explained? This book offers a unique analysis of how such processes work, including the broader cultural basis of the appeal of art cinema to particular audiences. Geoff King argues that there is no single definition of art cinema, but a number of distinct and recurrent tendencies are identified. At one end of the spectrum are films accorded the most 'heavyweight' status, offering the greatest challenges to viewers. Others mix aspects of art cinema with more accessible dimensions such as uses of popular genre frameworks and 'exploitation' elements involving explicit sex and violence. Including case studies of key figures such as Michael Haneke, Pedro Almodóvar and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, this is a crucial contribution to understanding both art cinema itself and the discourses through which its value is established.

Storytelling in the New Hollywood

Far from being made for local niche audiences , most of Hollywood ... 26 Such
films appeal in the most unlikely places . For example , although American
culture is officially banned in Iran , a bootleg market for Hollywood videos
flourishes there . According to the Washington Post ... Most films made in any
given year are medium - budget comedies , romances , action pictures , and
children ' s fare . As the ...

Author: Kristin Thompson



Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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In a book as entertaining as it is enlightening, Kristin Thompson offers the first in-depth analysis of Hollywood's storytelling techniques and how they are used to make complex, easily comprehensible, entertaining films. She also takes on the myth that modern Hollywood films are based on a narrative system radically different from the one in use during the Golden Age of the studio system. Drawing on a wide range of films from the 1920s to the 1990s--from Keaton's Our Hospitality to Casablanca to Terminator 2--Thompson explains such staples of narrative as the goal-oriented protagonist, the double plot-line, and dialogue hooks. She domonstrates that the "three-act structure," a concept widely used by practitioners and media commentators, fails to explain how Hollywood stories are put together. Thompson then demonstrates in detail how classical narrative techniques work in ten box-office and critical successes made since the New Hollywood began in the 1970s: Tootsie, Back to the Future, The Silence of the Lambs, Groundhog Day, Desperately Seeking Susan, Amadeus, The Hunt for Red October, Parenthood, Alien, and Hannah and Her Sisters. In passing, she suggests reasons for the apparent slump in quality in Hollywood films of the 1990s. The results will be of interest to movie fans, scholars, and film practitioners alike.


Eight US airmen subsequently died in the Iranian desert when a helicopter and a
C - 130 transport aircraft collided . ... kilometres inside Iran in some places – fell
short of outright occupation and control of cities such as Khuninshahr ( formerly ...




Category: Middle East


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National Journal

LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD ! ... The game had Most surprisingly , this is
happening in , of drawn a large crowd of young spectators , all places , Iran . ...
These actions had some impact , but to the streets to demonstrate for more
democracy . ernment's “ Public Diplomacy ” campaign in not enough to satisfy the
government , so ...




Category: Legislation


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The Hollywood Reporter

Bill O ' Reilly celebrates a cable news milestone with some choice words for
going to give a guy who gives aid and comfort to people like ( Iran president
Mahmoud ) Ahmadinejad , Hugo Chavez and ... What reaction do you get in
public places ?




Category: Motion pictures


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Iranian Cinema and the Islamic Revolution

She runs away from her village and her family and goes to the city , where she is
forced to work in such places as cabarets ... The creators of Film Farsis quickly
realized that the use of a few elements ensured success : those elements were
song and dance , and sex and violence . Violence and Sex in Iranian Films
Violence and sex as cinematic staples resulted from the influence of Hollywood ,
and often ...

Author: Shahla Mirbakhtyar

Publisher: McFarland


Category: History

Page: 200

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"Until recent years Iranian cinema was relatively unknown. Even now, in spite of international award-winning productions, it is under-exposed relative to films from other countries. This volume examines Iranian cinema before and after the Islamic Revoluti

The Wire

... chants recorded by women . . . In some [ Islamic ) places there is an absolute
prohibition of women singing ... And there are some slick studios in Iran now , as
a result of commerce between Iran and Japan . YMA SUMAC “ Kuyaway ( Inca ...




Category: Jazz


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Gossip Girl 9

Disclaimer: All the real names of places, people, and events have been altered or
abbreviated to protect the innocent. ... Take a number, buddy The even better
news is, as any Hollywood player will tell you, that the ... ABC Carpet & Home, the
only place in Manhattan where you'll find handwoven rugs from Iran and those
sodelicious-smelling-you-want-to-eat-them Diptyque candles under one roof, is
now ...

Author: Cecily von Ziegesar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408834642

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where Gossip Girl and her friends are the biggest stars . . . whether or not the cameras are rolling. Lights, camera, scandal! Hollywood is invading New York and Serena is set for her big screen debut. She's already having an off-screen romance with her onscreen lover, Thaddeus. What will that mean for Hamptons-bound Nate? And if Nate is free, what about Blair? Sure, she's off to London to spend time with her royal boytoy, but Nate will always be Prince Charming in her eyes . . .


Then at an exhibition of the Iranian paintings in Bombay , some Indian's had
become interested in his works . ... When she told them she was going to
Hollywood to visit the film maker Rouben Mamoulian , they took her picture and
printed a story about an “ Iranian dancer going ... She said “ they were holy
places , temples .






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The Video Librarian




Category: Libraries


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Geopolitics A Very Short Introduction

encouraged further campaigning and inspired an Iran Loves Israel movement (
founded by Majid Nowrouzi). Such initiatives have also encouraged third ...
Hollywood. and. cold. war. 'national. security. cinema'. For much of the last
century, the United States has not experienced the ravages of war and mass
disaster in a way that has been routine in some parts of the world. The assault on
Pearl Harbor in ...

Author: Klaus Dodds

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191664472

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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Geopolitics is a way of looking at the world: one that considers the links between political power, geography, and cultural diversity. In certain places such as Iraq, Lebanon, or Israel, moving a few feet either side of a territorial boundary can be a matter of life or death, dramatically highlighting the connections between place and politics. Even far away from these 'danger zones' - in Europe or the US for example - geopolitics remains an important part of everyday life. For a country's location and size as well as its sovereignty and resources all affect how the people that live there understand and interact with the wider world. In this new edition Klaus Dodds takes into account several world developments that have occured since original publication, including the Arab Spring, the worldwide economic crisis, and the developing role of China in international politics. Using wide-ranging examples, from historical maps to James Bond films and the rhetoric of political leaders both past and present, this Very Short Introduction shows why, for a full understanding of contemporary global politics, it is not just smart - it is essential - to be geopolitical. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Hollywood Who s who

Author: Robyn Karney

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 499

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Profiles the careers and personal lives of more than six hundred motion picture actors, actresses, producers, and directors

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

... a confidential agreement between the governments . The Howard government
, despite joining in the US Hollywood style depiction of Iran as part of the axis of
evil , will take no responsibility , apparently , for the fate of Iranians or any others ...

Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives



Category: Australia


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International Report

Iran has miraculously survived despite its horrendous imports and diminished
exports . ... Huge Islamic centers are being built in countries such as Sierra
Leone that never had any connection with Iran or Shi ' ism ( except for some
Lebanese merchants ) . ... In the meantime , economic relations between Moscow
and Teheran are back to normal . ... religious - judicial authority in Islam and by
suspending the pilgrimage to Mecca as long as the Hallowed Places in Arabia
are governed by ...




Category: World politics


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New Horizons

This applies to most Iranian cities , with the exception of those on the Persian Gulf
, which are notoriously hot all year . It can get chilly in Abadan , but the ... Winters
, in some places , can drop to 20° and be snowy . Boots could be needed , and ...

Author: Pan American World Airways, inc



Category: Africa

Page: 831

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Global Hollywood 2

( 2000 ) “ The Renewal of the Global Media Debate : Implications for the
Relationship between the West and the Islamic World ' . Islam and the West in ...
Murdock , Graham . ( 1996 ) ' Trading Places : The Cultural Economy of
Coproductions ? ... The New Iranian Cinema : Politics , Representation and
Identity . Ed . Richard ...

Author: Toby Miller

Publisher: British Film Institute

ISBN: 9781844570492

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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Substantially revised and updated, this book highlights how Hollywood has transformed itself to attain ever global clout and reach and the material factors underlining Hollywood's apparent artistic success. Takes into consideration recent events affecting Hollywood such as 9/11, US foreign policy and developments in consumer technology.