Lebanese Cinema

Lebanese Cinema

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Modern Lebanese cinema can best be explored in the context of the Civil War, in part because almost all the Lebanese films made since its outset in 1975 have been about this war. Lina Khatib takes 1975 Beirut as her starting point, and takes us right through to today for this, the first major book on Lebanese cinema and its links with politics and national identity._x000D_ _x000D_ She 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'. In so doing, she re-examines the importance of cinema to the national imagination. Also, and using interviews with the current generation of Lebanese filmmakers, she uncovers how in the Lebanese context cinema can both construct and communicate a national identity and thereby opens up new perspectives on the socio-political role of cinema in the Arab world._x000D_ _x000D_ CONTENTS_x000D_ Introduction: On Lebanese Cinema and National Identity_x000D_ 1 The Lebanese Cinema Industry in Context_x000D_ 2 Religion, Conflict and the Other Within_x000D_ 3 War as a Masculine Arena_x000D_ 4 Women, the Body and the City_x000D_ 5 The Politics of Place, Exile and Belonging_x000D_ 6 History and the Avoidance of History_x000D_ Epilogue: Imagining the Nation - Notes, Bibliography, Filmography, Index_x000D_The film shows us Hassan sitting around a dinner table drinking with the French doctors, before Fourniera#39;s kidnap. ... Hassan then starts singing the French nursery rhyme FrAure Jacques, after which everyone around the table joins him as theyanbsp;...

Title:Lebanese Cinema
Author:Lina Khatib
Publisher:I.B.Tauris - 2008-08-30


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