Israeli Film: A Reference Guide

Israeli Film: A Reference Guide

by Amy Kronish, Costel Safirman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313321442

ISBN-13: 9780313321443

Pub. Date: 05/30/2003

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Israeli cinema is a central tool for understanding the contemporary challenges facing Israeli society as it has developed its identity during the past decades. Although films can be considered individual pieces of work, we can gain a unique perspective on the nation's society through a careful analysis of the subject matter, issues, and styles of expression of this

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Israeli cinema is a central tool for understanding the contemporary challenges facing Israeli society as it has developed its identity during the past decades. Although films can be considered individual pieces of work, we can gain a unique perspective on the nation's society through a careful analysis of the subject matter, issues, and styles of expression of this unique medium. Since its inception, Israeli cinema has been occupied with the hardships of an ongoing war, problems of Jewish-Arab relations, and the major survival issues of the state.

Despite this focus, Israeli filmmaking is in fact much more complex and varied. Indeed, it covers a wide spectrum of issues that have developed during the 70 years during the production of its first feature film. Israeli Film: A Reference Guide provides a survey of all major films made in Israel, as well as biographies of major Israeli filmmakers and an overview essay summarizing major trends in Israeli film—and, in doing so, offers a commentary on social trends, historical challenges, and societal issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313321443
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/2003
Series:
Reference Guides to the World's Cinema
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

A National Cinema in the Making: An Overview

Israeli Films

The Men and Women of Israeli Film

International Awards Won by Israeli Films

Bibliography

Index of Films

Index of Personalities

Index of Subjects

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