Filming the Modern Middle East
Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab World
By (author) Lina Khatib
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Filming the Modern Middle East by Lina Khatib
Book Description'Filming the Modern Middle East' is the first comparative investigation of how modern American cinema and the cinemas of the Arab world represent Middle Eastern politics to their audiences. Lina Khatib examines the cinematic depictions of major political issues, from the Arab-Israeli conflict to the Gulf War, to Islamic fundamentalism, and covers films made in the USA, in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. She explores cinema's role as a tool of nationalism in the USA and the Arab world, and the challenges the Arab cinemas present to Hollywood's dominant representations of Middle Eastern politics. But, she also reveals similarities between supposed contradictory cinemas and - importantly - not only how the 'Orient' is constructed by the 'Occident', but also how the 'Orient' itself in these cinemas represents Self and Others and how it is consumed by internal as well as external struggles. This is a fascinating, original contribution to the burgeoning interest in world cinemas, which also offers a fresh way of seeing Middle East politics through cinematic lenses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845111915
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lina Khatib
Image Politics in the Middle East, Paperback (October 2012)
Presents a cross-country examination of emerging trends in political communication in the Middle East, from Iran and the Mashreq to Egypt and the Gulf. It's a hard-hitting, enjoyable, ground-breaking book, challenging the traditional ways in which the communication of politics in the Middle East is conceived of and analyzed.
Lebanese Cinema, Paperback (August 2008)» View all books by Lina Khatib
Deals with Lebanese cinema and its links with politics and national identity. This book examines how Lebanon is imagined in such films as Jocelyn Saab's "Once Upon a Time, Beirut", Ghassan Salhab's "Terra Incognita", and Ziad Doueiri's "West Beirut".
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Author Biography - Lina Khatib
Lecturer in World Cinema, Royal Holloway University of London.
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