A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 3: The Islamicate Period, 1978–1984 (Social History of Iranian Cinema (Paperback))

A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 3: The Islamicate Period, 1978–1984 (Social History of Iranian Cinema (Paperback))


Hamid Naficy is among the world’s top gurus on Iranian movie, and A Social background of Iranian Cinema is his magnum opus. protecting the past due 19th century to the early twenty-first and addressing documentaries, renowned genres, and paintings motion pictures, it explains Iran’s ordinary cinematic creation modes, in addition to the function of cinema and media in shaping modernity and a latest nationwide identification in Iran. This finished social background unfolds throughout 4 volumes, each one of that are liked on its own.

In Volume 3, Naficy assesses the profound results of the Islamic Revolution on Iran's cinema and movie undefined. through the publication, 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 expert not just by means of Islam but in addition by way of Persian traditions. Naficy examines documentary movies made to list occasions sooner than, in the course of, and within the fast aftermath of the revolution. He describes how sure associations and members, together with prerevolutionary cinema and filmmakers, have been linked to the Pahlavi regime, the West, and modernity and as a result perceived as corrupt and immoral. the various nation's moviehouses have been burned down. Prerevolutionary motion pictures have been topic to strict evaluate 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 carried out. but, out of this innovative turmoil, a rare Islamicate cinema and movie tradition emerged. Naficy lines its improvement and explains how Iran's lengthy battle with Iraq, the gendered segregation of house, and the imposition of the veil on ladies inspired sure ideological and aesthetic tendencies in movie and similar media. ultimately, 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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