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By Oliver Leaman

The better half Encyclopedia of heart jap and North African movie is a different, one quantity paintings which illuminates a desirable number of cinema that's little identified outdoors its personal zone. The Encyclopedia is split into 9 chapters, every one written by means of a number one student within the box. each one bankruptcy covers the historical past and significant problems with movie inside of that sector, in addition to offering bibliographies of the prime movies, administrators and actors. The components coated are: relevant Asia, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, The Magreb, Palestine, Turkey. This Encyclopedia could be a useful reference software for college kids and students of movie and Media reports. It comprises greater than 60 black and white photos of featured motion pictures, comprises references and proposals for extra examining on the finish of every bankruptcy, and the amount concludes with accomplished identify, movie and basic indexes.

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This also marked a new era in the Egyptian film economy, which was characterized by state interference in the arts and industry, and the advent of new genres and topics, including a ‘Third Worldist’ realist cinema. This development can be traced back to the time before the nationalist coup d’état, when works with a clear nationalist anti-colonial stamp made their appearance – among others Fatat Min Filastin / A Girl from Palestine (1948) by Mahmud zu-l-Fiqar, dealing with the occupation of Palestine, Mustafa Kamil (1952) by Ahmad Badrakhan and Yasqut al-Isti‘mar / Down with Colonialism (1952) by Husain Sidqi.

In general, the representation of the lower classes, social injustice and leftist or nationalist topics had to fear censorship in pre-Nasserist Egypt. The censorship law – the so-called ‘Faruq Code’, issued in 1949 by the Ministry of Social Affairs – excluded realism by equating it with subversive leftist trends and prohibited even the representation of ‘oriental habits and traditions’. These regulations could be neglected by Egyptian cinema only after the abolition of the monarchy in 1952. In 1955 the revolutionary government issued a new censorship law, annulling some of the restrictions of the 1947 law.

Unlike the major studios in the United States, Studio Misr was not able to dominate the Egyptian film industry as a whole. It seems rather to have functioned as a catalyst for the rest of Egyptian cinema, as it set new technical and artistic standards. Its first production (released in 1936) was the musical Widad by Fritz Kramp, with the ‘Star of the Orient’ (singer Umm Kulthum) in the leading role. This film was the second historical spectacle produced in Egypt. It turned out to be a huge success, ran in cinemas for five weeks and represented Egypt in the Festival of Venice in the same year.

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