From Iran To Hollywood And Some Places In-between: Reframing Post-revolutionary Iranian Cinema by Christopher GowFrom Iran To Hollywood And Some Places In-between: Reframing Post-revolutionary Iranian Cinema by Christopher Gow

From Iran To Hollywood And Some Places In-between: Reframing Post-revolutionary Iranian Cinema

byChristopher Gow

Paperback | August 15, 2011

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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 homogenizing 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 émigré Iranian filmmaking, from the uncompromising German films of Sohrab Shahid Saless, to Vadim Perlman's exploration of the Iranian experience of exile in the Oscar-nominated House of Sand and Fog. He reveals how this large and dispersed émigré Iranian cinema challenges our understanding of New Iranian Cinema itself and of national cinema in general.
Christopher Gow is tutor in the Department for Adult and Continuing Education, University of Glasgow, UK.
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Title:From Iran To Hollywood And Some Places In-between: Reframing Post-revolutionary Iranian CinemaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.32 × 6.11 × 0.78 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:I.B. Tauris Company Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1848855273

ISBN - 13:9781848855274

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations * Introduction * 1 Putting the 'New' in the New Iranian Cinema: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema as Art Cinema * 2 From Iran to Hollywood and Some Places In-between: Iranian Émigré Filmmaking * 3 Close Up 1 - Amir Naderi * 4 Close Up 2: Sohrab Shahid Salees * Conclusion: Iranian Cinema in Long Shot * Postscript Iranian Cinema after 9/11 * Bibliography * Filmography * Index

Editorial Reviews

“Gow’s meticulous and absorbing readings of the films support his argument and provide new vistas on Iranian films whether produced inside or outside Iran. …a stellar example of scholarship on Iranian cinema.” -- Nasrin Rahimieu, University of California, Irvine “Makes an important contribution to studies of Iranian cinema by offering a much needed nuanced approach that balances brilliantly the conceptual with the analytical. …provides in the process a fascinating overview of Kiarostami’s position in film criticism and history.” -- Dimitris Eleftheriotis, University of Glasgow “Juxtaposing the rich and heterogeneous Iranian émigré films with those that are seen to constitute the New Iranian Cinema, Gow’s lucidly written book offers fresh and nuanced insight about its subject matter. This is an essential book for both Iranian cinema enthusiasts and those interested in current debates about ‘national cinemas’ in film studies.” -- Saeed  Zeydabadi-Nejad, School of Oriental & African Studies