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The national imaginarium : a history of Egyptian filmmaking / Magdy Mounir El-Shammaa
E-books | The American University in Cairo Press | 2021
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Intro -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- List of Tables and Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue: The National Imaginarium -- 1. Early Egyptian Filmmaking: Reel vs. Real -- Colonial Cosmopolitanism and Egyptian Film Histories -- Behind the Silent Scenes -- The Impact of Sound -- Studio Mizrahi: Sharikat al-Aflam al-Misriya (The Egyptian Film Company) -- On the Silver Screen -- The Twilight of Colonial Cosmopolitanism -- Toward the Construction of a Populist National Identity -- 2. Realism, Modernism, and Populism in Revolutionary Times
Cinema, Memory, and History -- Awlad al-balad and the Effendis: Definitions and Redefinitions -- Nasserism, "Realism," and Salah Abu Seif -- Culture and Hegemony -- 3. Reading A Woman's Youth: Gender, Patriarchy, and Modernism -- A Woman's Youth (Shabab imra'a, 1956) -- 4. The Revolution's Children: Gender, Generation, and the "New" Patriarchy -- The Children Are Watching -- Feminism, Revolution, and the "New" Patriarchy -- Nationalized Film Production: The Golden Age and State Feminism -- 5. Behind the Silver Screen: Market, Artist, and State in the Production of Culture
Reconstructing Filmmaking in the 1950s -- The Film Industry and Nasser's Egypt -- Politics and the Public Sector -- Nationalizing Culture: The State Film Industry -- 6. Pathos and Passions: The Twilight of Nasserism -- Pathos -- Chahine's Cinematic Vision -- Passions -- 7. 1970s Egyptian Cinema: Sadat's Infitah on Screen -- A "Golden Age" after the Golden Age? -- Sadat: Rectification and Infitah -- Post-populist Egypt on Screen -- 1970s Cinema by the Numbers -- Adil Imam -- Sadat: War, Peace, and Islam -- 8. End-of-century Egyptian Cinema: Mubarak's Egypt -- 1980s Egypt on Film
End-of-century Egyptian Cinema by the Numbers -- The Roaring '90s and Neoliberalism -- The Roaring '90s and the Silver Screen -- Epilogue: All That Is Old Is New Again ... -- Appendix -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index of Films -- Index
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