Humor In Middle Eastern Cinema

Author: Gayatri Devi
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814339387
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They also trace diasporic issues in the distinctive cinema of India and Pakistan. This insightful collection will introduce readers to a variety of contemporary Middle Eastern cinema that has attracted little critical notice.

The Homoerotics Of Orientalism

Author: Joseph A. Boone
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231521820
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Mappings of Male Desire in Narratives of the Near and Middle East Joseph A.
Boone. homoerotics of Orientalism has extended beyond art and photography
and left its mark on a variety of visual products, from cartoons to advertisements,
from book jacket covers to cinema. One such formation is the genre of visual
humor. Nineteenth-century colonialism and political humor come together in the
illustration of the ephebe-like Egyptian Pet in an 1891 issue of Punch (fig. 8.54),
which links ...

The Routledge Companion To Film History

Author: William Guynn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136899391
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Humor had never been part of Grierson's repertoire but others, notably Mark
Lewis, also made it central; his Cane Toads (1987) not only documented an
ecological disaster, it did so hilariously and unforgettably. Outside documentary's
... Elsewhere, in other parts of Europe previously not given to documentary
production (e.g. Austria or Finland), in Latin America, or, more recently, in the
Middle East, documentary production traditions were being established. Even
television was ...

Storytelling In World Cinemas Volume 1

Author: Lina Khatib
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231850077
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On a similar note, Edward Said's essay 'Permission to Narrate', written shortly
after the emergence of postrevolutionary Palestinian cinema, makes important
distinctions between Israeli nationalism and Palestinian nationalism:'The major
dierence is that Zionism was a hothouse ower grown ... Asfour, N. (2000) 'The
Politics of Arab Cinema: Middle Eastern Filmmakers Face up to their Reality',
Cineaste, 26, 1, 46–8. ... Gabriel, J. (2002) 'Chronicles of Dark Humor', Al Jadid,
Fall, 8,41.

Taiwan Film Directors

Author: Yueh-yu Yeh
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231502990
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As early as 1986, Zhu Tianwen had attempted to situate Hou within so-called
Eastern film practices, characterized by subtlety, humor, and a coherent set of
options between European modernist insurgence and the American craft of
entertainment.” When The Puppetmaster competed at the 1994 ... During a short-
lived but crucial moment of film studies in Taiwan, Hou Hsiao-hsien was read in
the mid-1980s as a symptom of contemporary cultural politics. Hou's stylistic turn
toward an ...

East West Film Journal

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The twenty-seven-year-old Man-su (played by An S6ng-ki) also harbored a
dream. He applied for a passport to work in the Middle East but was refused on
the grounds of his father's political activities and subsequent imprisonment. Both
Ch'il-su and ... a young middle-class Korean girl. This theme provides the black
humor that pervades the film, a humor based on the inability of people to
communicate with each other. They talk, but only in platitudes and so cannot
really communicate.

A Critical History Of German Film

Author: Stephen Brockmann
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 1571134689
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37 The formula for addressing the GDR in film seemed to be nostalgia for one's
youth coupled with irreverent but not destructive humor, especially at the
expense of East German authorities who took themselves too seriously. In the
words of Brussig's novel Am kürzeren Ende der Sonnenallee ... and it seemed
that by the middle of the second decade after reunification the trend toward
Ostalgie had abated somewhat. Instead, more serious fiction films dealing with
the problems of life in ...

A Companion To Film Comedy

Author: Andrew Horton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119169550
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These specially commissioned essays map the myriad ways that comic films have reflected and influenced history, culture, politics, and social institutions.

American Humor

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Jet. "Pryor offers $200,000 to end gang war, aid school. Jet, 60:7/30/8l, How
much will he pledge to settle the Middle-East situation? Jet. "Comic Pigmeat
Markham suffers fatal stroke in N.Y." --0bituary. Jet, 6l:l/7/82, p. l3. Appreciation of
the ex-vaudevillian who originated the line "Here comes de Judge!" Jet. "Richard
Pryor finds love at last." Jet, 6l:l0/8/8l, p. 53. This, of course, was written before his
divorce. Jet. "Kim Fields, Gary Coleman take top youth awards." Jet, 6l:l2/24/8l, p.
29. Jet.


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NEW FILMS A shopgirl's world oj shattered dreams For simplicity and case of
reference, the Index ot films. □ The "IN" Place For 84 Years UNGUIS
STREET GR-7-4860 We park your car at dinner m m However much Brasserie
guests whisper about who just came in, and look around to see who's already
there, ... A thread of humor running through the mounting tragedy gives the film
an entertaining gloss.