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Companion encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African film /
edited by Oliver Leaman.
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London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
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xiv, 607 p. : ill.
ISBN
0415187036
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London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
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0415187036
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4584998
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2001-11-15:
Edited by Leaman (philosophy, Univ. of Kentucky), this welcome addition to film reference is divided into nine chapters covering countries throughout North Africa and the Middle East, including Central Asia (the former Soviet republics), Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, The Maghreb, Palestine, and Turkey. Each chapter is written by a specialist in a particular region and gives the history and major issues of its filmmaking, biographical information on leading directors and actors, and annotated filmographies of significant works. Information varies widely from chapter to chapter, with some detailing audience size and distribution and others focusing on themes. Chapter length also varies significantly, dependent upon the strength of the nation's film industry (e.g., the chapter on Israel's cinema runs 140 pages, while that on Palestine's runs only 15). The transliteration of names and titles is irregular, but this should pose little trouble to most readers. Each chapter concludes with a brief bibliography, and short name, film, and general indexes make up the end matter. Sixty black-and-white photos from select films are also included. This is a useful addition to the growing library on non-Western cinema, which includes Sharon Russell's Guide to African Cinema (Greenwood, 1998), Lizbeth Malkmus and Roy Armes's Arab and African Film Making (o.p.), and Viola Shafik's Arab Cinema (American University in Cairo, 1998). Highly recommended for all libraries supporting film studies. Anthony J. Adam, Prairie View A&M Univ., TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Appeared in Choice on 2002-02-01:
Leaman's encyclopedia defines the Middle East both broadly, including parts of the former Soviet Union (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), and thoroughly, covering cinema in Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Palestine, and Syria. Its entries combine historical overviews of cinema (often focusing on genre), with an information section on films, directors, and in some instances, actors and institutions in particular countries. Bibliographical references follow each chapter. The text is enhanced by stills, easy-to-read typeface, sturdy binding, and helpful indexing (including separate indexes by film and name). This work brings together material unavailable elsewhere in one place, much of it hitherto unavailable in English. Since a great part of the literature on cinema in this part of the world exists only in Arabic or French, this title has no English-language rivals, and hence will be essential for any library wanting up-to-date, thoughtful coverage of cinema in the Middle East and North Africa. General and academic readers, lower-division undergraduate through faculty. C. Hendershott New School for Social Research
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'Impressively comprehensive...and well researched.' - Film Comment 'A great part of the literature on cinema in this part of the worldexists only in Arabic or French, this title has no English-language rivals, and hence will be essential for any library wanting up-to-date, thoughtful coberage of cinema in the Middle East and North Africa.' - Choice
'Impressively comprehensive...and well researched.' - Film Comment 'A great part of the literature on cinema in this part of the worldexists only in Arabic or French, this title has no English-language rivals, and hence will be essential for any library wanting up-to-date, thoughtful coberage of cinema in the Middle East and North Africa.' -Choice
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Cinema has played a significant part in Middle Eastern culture for a long time, but has yet to receive the attention which it deserves. In particular, the richness and complexity of the various cultural traditions which exist in this region require exploration and analysis, and it is the purpose of this book to address these issues. The Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film is divided into nine area chapters, each written by a leading scholar in the field. Each chapter covers the history and the major issues of film within that area, as well as providing bibliographies of the leading films, directors and actors. The areas covered are: Central Asia Egypt Iran Israel Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Kuwait Libya The Maghreb Palestine Turkey The chapters comment on how local political and economic events have impacted on the national filmic traditions, and the distinctness of those traditions emerges in the detail which is provided. A balance is kept between presenting precise facts about individual films and those working in and around them, and discussing the wider theoretical and practical environment in which those cultural products figure. This Companion Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool for students and scholars of film, as well as those involved in Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies. The book contains more than 60 black and white photographs of featured films, references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, and the volume concludes with comprehensive name, film and general indexes.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Divided into nine chapters, written by experts, this book features a variety of cinema which is little known outside its own area. Each chapter covers the history and key issues of film within that area, with bibliographies of directors and actors.
Main Description
The Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Filmis a unique, one volume work which illuminates a fascinating variety of cinema which is little known outside its own area. The Encyclopediais divided into nine chapters, each written by a leading scholar in the field. Each chapter covers the history and major issues of film within that area, as well as providing bibliographies of the leading films, directors and actors. The areas covered are: Central Asia, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, The Magreb, Palestine, Turkey. This Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference tool for students and scholars of Film and Media Studies. It contains more than 60 black and white photographs of featured films, includes references and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, and the volume concludes with comprehensive name, film and general indexes.
Main Description
This unique resource illuminates the vital cinema of the Middle East and North Africa, offering a valuable reference to a wide range of filmmakers and films that are frequently neglected in the West. Illustrated with 61 black and white photographs, the Companion is divided into regional chapters covering countries throughout North Africa and the Middle East: Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, The Maghreb, Palestine, and Turkey. Each chapter covers the history and major issues in film within that area, with details on leading directors and actors, and filmographies. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading, and the volume includes comprehensive name, film and general indexes.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. viii
Notes on contributorsp. x
Prefacep. xii
Introductionp. xiii
How to use this bookp. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Central Asian cinemap. 1
Azerbaijanp. 2
Filmographyp. 4
List of directorsp. 5
Kazakhstanp. 6
Filmographyp. 6
List of directorsp. 9
Kyrgyzstanp. 11
Filmographyp. 12
List of directorsp. 13
Tajikistanp. 14
Filmographyp. 14
List of directorsp. 15
Turkmenistanp. 15
Filmographyp. 16
List of directorsp. 17
Uzbekistanp. 17
Filmographyp. 19
List of directorsp. 21
Further readingp. 21
Egyptian cinemap. 23
Filmographyp. 75
List of directorsp. 86
List of actorsp. 110
References and further readingp. 127
Iranian cinemap. 130
Filmographyp. 193
List of directorsp. 204
List of actorsp. 213
Notesp. 214
References and further readingp. 218
Israeli cinemap. 223
Filmographyp. 236
List of film-makersp. 324
List of actorsp. 349
List of institutionsp. 352
Notesp. 362
References and further readingp. 362
Cinema in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Kuwaitp. 364
Lebanonp. 371
Filmographyp. 376
List of directorsp. 386
List of actorsp. 388
Syriap. 389
Filmographyp. 392
List of directorsp. 399
Iraqp. 399
Filmographyp. 401
Kuwaitp. 404
Filmographyp. 404
References and further readingp. 405
Cinema in Libyap. 407
Filmographyp. 414
Notesp. 418
References and further readingp. 419
Cinema in the Maghrebp. 420
Algeriap. 445
Filmographyp. 452
List of film-makersp. 460
Moroccop. 469
Filmographyp. 474
List of film-makersp. 482
Tunisiap. 490
Filmographyp. 495
List of film-makersp. 502
Mauritaniap. 512
List of film-makersp. 513
References and further readingp. 514
Cinema in Palestinep. 518
Filmographyp. 526
List of directorsp. 528
Notesp. 532
References and further readingp. 532
Turkish cinemap. 533
Filmographyp. 546
List of directorsp. 554
List of actorsp. 565
List of institutionsp. 568
References and further readingp. 572
General indexp. 575
Index of namesp. 580
Index of filmsp. 590
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