A Social History of Iranian Cinema, Volume 1: The Artisanal by Hamid Naficy

By Hamid Naficy

Hamid Naficy is likely one of the world’s major specialists on Iranian movie, and A Social historical past of Iranian Cinema is his magnum opus. overlaying the past due 19th century to the early twenty-first and addressing documentaries, renowned genres, and paintings movies, it explains Iran’s unusual cinematic construction modes, in addition to the function of cinema and media in shaping modernity and a contemporary nationwide id in Iran. This complete social historical past unfolds throughout 4 volumes, each one of which might be preferred on its own.

Volume 1 depicts and analyzes the early years of Iranian cinema. movie used to be brought in Iran in 1900, 3 years after the country’s first advertisement movie exhibitor observed the hot medium in nice Britain. An artisanal cinema backed through the ruling shahs and different elites quickly emerged. The presence of ladies, either at the reveal and in motion picture homes, proved debatable till 1925, while Reza Shah Pahlavi dissolved the Qajar dynasty. Ruling till 1941, Reza Shah applied a Westernization application meant to unite, modernize, and secularize his multicultural, multilingual, and multiethnic nation. Cinematic representations of a fast-modernizing Iran have been inspired, the veil used to be outlawed, and dandies flourished. whilst, images, motion picture creation, and picture homes have been tightly managed. movie creation finally proved marginal to kingdom formation. in simple terms 4 silent characteristic motion pictures have been produced in Iran; of the 5 Persian-language sound positive aspects proven within the state sooner than 1941, 4 have been made through an Iranian expatriate in India.

A Social background of Iranian Cinema
Volume 1: The Artisanal period, 1897–1941
Volume 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941–1978
Volume three: The Islamicate interval, 1978–1984
Volume four: The Globalizing period, 1984–2010

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