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The Resource Shi'i Islam in Iranian cinema : religion and spirituality in film, Nacim Pak-Shiraz

Shi'i Islam in Iranian cinema : religion and spirituality in film, Nacim Pak-Shiraz

Label
Shi'i Islam in Iranian cinema : religion and spirituality in film
Title
Shi'i Islam in Iranian cinema
Title remainder
religion and spirituality in film
Statement of responsibility
Nacim Pak-Shiraz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In recent years there has been a remarkable surge in Iranian films expressing contentious issues that are otherwise difficult to discuss publicly inside the Islamic Republic of Iran - such as the role of the clergy in Iranian society. Here, Nacim Pak-Shiraz highlights how many Iranian film directors concern themselves with the content of the country's religious and historical narratives of culture and society, sparking debate about the medium's compatibility or incongruity with religion and spirituality. --
  • Shi'i Islam in Iranian Cinema puts the films of established masters like Abbas Kiarostami and Bahram Beyzaie and relative newcomers such as Majid Majidi, within the context of the dynamic and vibrant debates regarding the vital concepts which underpin the culture, religion and state of Iran. Pak-Shiraz analyses the ways in which religion and the sacred is depicted and alluded to in films, such as Kiarostami's The Taste of Cherry, Kamal Tabrizi's The Lizard or Majidi's The Colour of Paradise. Exploring their philosophical meanings, and tracing their roots in mysticism and Sufism, Pak-Shiraz combines both Western thought and scholarship concerning the role of religion in film, and debates amongst Iranian academics, clerics, and authorities. She thus examines the varied reactions to the ways in which religion and culture are discussed not only cinematically, but also politically, socially and philosophically. --
  • Crucially, film emerges not only as a way to encourage debate about the nature of the Islamic Republic, but also as a medium of expression through which Iranians are able to explore Shi9 identity. This is especially prominent as Pak-Shiraz sees the ta'ziyeh - the oldest Islamic drama, re-enacting the martyrdom of Imam Husayn in 680 CE at Karbala - as being revolutionised and reconstituted in the modern Iranian film and other media. Shri Islam in Iranian Cinema is a groundbreaking study, not only of cinema and its role in culture and society, but of how it has become a platform and a tool for creating discussion concerning what it means to be Iranian and Muslim after almost two generations of Islamic rule. This is invaluable reading not only for students and scholars of Film Studies and contemporary Iranian cinema, but also those interested in the culture, identity and society of Iran more widely. --Book Jacket
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Pak-Shiraz, Nacim
Dewey number
791.430955
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.I7
LC item number
P35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
International library of cultural studies
Series volume
17
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Islam in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Label
Shi'i Islam in Iranian cinema : religion and spirituality in film, Nacim Pak-Shiraz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-226) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages [227]-229)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
756900096
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781848855106
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)756900096
Label
Shi'i Islam in Iranian cinema : religion and spirituality in film, Nacim Pak-Shiraz
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [215]-226) and index
  • Includes filmography (pages [227]-229)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
756900096
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781848855106
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)756900096

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