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Hammond, Marle (2024) Arab World Cinemas: A Reader and Guide. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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Abstract

From the exaggerated emotions of 1930s Egyptian melodrama to the cryptic allegories of late 20th-century Palestinian cinema, Arab World Cinemas guides you through 28 Arabic-language feature films. Written specially for students, the book is split into 3 parts: Egypt, North Africa and the eastern Arab world. Each part begins with an introductory essay that highlights the aesthetic and socio-historical trends and currents in the cinematic traditions particular to that region. Marlé Hammond then dedicates individual chapters to a group of films from the highlighted region, interpreting their form and content through the lenses of cinematic technique and concepts drawn from various disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.

Item Type: Authored Books
Keywords: Cinema, Arab World
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General)
ISBN: 9781474435789
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1515/9781474435796
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2024 14:40
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/41682
Related URLs: https://edinbur ... ld-cinemas.html (Publisher URL)

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