The Cinema Of Muhammad Malas: Visions Of A Syrian Auteur

July 17, 2018|
The Cinema Of Muhammad Malas: Visions Of A Syrian Auteur by Samirah Alkassim
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This book provides an in-depth and intimate study of the cinema of Muhammad Malas. One of the well-known auteurs of Arab and Syrian cinema, Malas''s distinctive cinematic project has always confronted the social and political issues of his time. From feature filmsDreams of the City,The Night,Bab al Maqam (Passion), andLadder to Damascusto documentaries such asThe DreamandAleppo: Maqamat of Pleasure, Malas''s films challenge and explore Arab culture and history. Archival images run through the chapters of this book which combines insightful interviews with excerpts from Malas''s literary works and critical explorations of his cinematic style and thematic concerns. The book concludes with Malas''s own words, sharing the treatment of his film projectCinema al-Dunya.

Samirah Alkassim teaches film studies at George Mason University, USA. A filmmaker and film scholar, her work includes experimental documentary Far From You (1996) about Egyptian singer Umm Kulthoum, the introduction to the English translation of Muhammad Malas''sThe Dream: A Diary of a Film(AUC Press), and va...
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Title:The Cinema Of Muhammad Malas: Visions Of A Syrian Auteur
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:177 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:177 pages, 8.27 X 5.83 X 0 in
Published:July 17, 2018
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319768120

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