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By Hamid Naficy

Hamid Naficy is among the world’s major specialists on Iranian movie, and A Social historical past of Iranian Cinema is his magnum opus. protecting 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 construction modes, in addition to the function of cinema and media in shaping modernity and a contemporary nationwide id in Iran. This entire social heritage unfolds throughout 4 volumes, each one of which are favored on its own.

In Volume 3, Naficy assesses the profound results of the Islamic Revolution on Iran's cinema and picture undefined. through the ebook, he makes use of the time period Islamicate, instead of Islamic, to point that the values of the postrevolutionary nation, tradition, and cinema have been trained not just by means of Islam but in addition by way of Persian traditions. Naficy examines documentary motion pictures made to checklist occasions sooner than, in the course of, and within the speedy aftermath of the revolution. He describes how yes associations and participants, 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. a few of the nation's moviehouses have been burned down. Prerevolutionary movies have been topic to strict overview and sometimes banned, to get replaced with motion pictures 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 rare Islamicate cinema and picture tradition emerged. Naficy strains its improvement and explains how Iran's lengthy struggle with Iraq, the gendered segregation of house, and the imposition of the veil on ladies inspired definite ideological and aesthetic tendencies in movie and similar media. eventually, he discusses the structural, administrative, and regulatory measures that helped to institutionalize the recent evolving cinema.

A Social historical past 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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