Humor in Middle Eastern cinema /

While Middle Eastern culture does not tend to be associated with laughter and levity in the global imagination, humor--often satirical--has long been a staple of mainstream Arabic film. In Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema, editors Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman shed light on this tradition, as well as...

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Imprint:Detroit : Wayne State University Press, [2014]
©2014
Description:vi, 282 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Series:Contemporary approaches to film and media series
Contemporary approaches to film and media series.
Subject:Motion pictures -- Middle East -- History.
Wit and humor in motion pictures.
Motion pictures.
Wit and humor in motion pictures.
Middle East.
History.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10116690
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Other authors / contributors:Devi, Gayatri, 1966- editor.
Rahman, Najat, editor.
ISBN:9780814339374 (paperback)
0814339379 (paperback)
9780814339381 (ebook)
0814339387 (ebook)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-255) and index.
Includes filmography (pages 257-258).
Summary:While Middle Eastern culture does not tend to be associated with laughter and levity in the global imagination, humor--often satirical--has long been a staple of mainstream Arabic film. In Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema, editors Gayatri Devi and Najat Rahman shed light on this tradition, as well as humor and laughter motivated by other intent--including parody, irony, the absurd, burlesque, and dark comedy. Contributors trace the proliferation of humor in contemporary Middle Eastern cinema in the works of individual directors and from the perspectives of genre, national cinemas, and diasporic cinema.--Provided by publisher.

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