The Arab National Project in Youssef Chahine's cinema / Malek Khouri.Material type: TextPublication details: Cairo : American University in Cairo Press, 2010. Description: xxiii, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9789774163548 (hbk.); 9774163540 (hbk.)Subject(s): Shāhīn, Yūsuf | Arab nationalism | Nationalism in motion picturesLOC classification: PN2978.S534 | K46 2010
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The methodological approach of the book, and more precisely the discussion of the theme of Arab national unity from a post-colonial point of view, emphasizes the ideological underpinnings of this Egyptian director's themes as well as his aesthetics. The author focuses on the interaction between Chahine's personal and political preoccupations, his eclectic cinematic style, and his devotion to connecting with a wide audience of filmgoers.
An unfinished project : Chahine and the Arab national project -- Popular cinema and conceptualizing class and social change -- Political intervention and the struggle for national unity and liberation -- Institutional shifts and political divergences -- The prodigal director -- Identity and difference -- Resistance, heterogeneity, and historical memory -- Queer transgression and postcolonial ambivalence -- Religious fundamentalism and the power of history -- National liberation in the age of globalization -- Chahine as an author and as an Arab organic intellectual.
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