Makhmalbaf at Large: The Making of a Rebel Filmmaker

Makhmalbaf at Large: The Making of a Rebel Filmmaker

by Hamid Dabashi
     
 

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Cultural critic and historian Hamid Dabashi draws from his friendship with Makhmalbaf, as well as his intense involvement with Makhmalbaf's films and thought, to present a deeply engaging examination of the tumultuous life and spectacular career of this great filmmaker. His films, from The Street Vendor and Time of Love, to Hello Cinema,

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Cultural critic and historian Hamid Dabashi draws from his friendship with Makhmalbaf, as well as his intense involvement with Makhmalbaf's films and thought, to present a deeply engaging examination of the tumultuous life and spectacular career of this great filmmaker. His films, from The Street Vendor and Time of Love, to Hello Cinema, Gabbeh, The Silence and Kandahar are always surprising and confound conventional genres. They both represent and take part in his own journey, in ways which Dabashi explores with great insight. Makhmalbaf's cinematic career started in Iran and has since expanded into Turkey, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and into Europe. Dabashi uncovers how, moving across boundaries, Makhmalbaf's creative genius can throw light on our contemporary predicament, with headlines that posit 'Islam and the West' illustrating the dangerous delusion of a world at war with itself.

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"Dabashi… brings a formidable intellect and his own Iranian background to the task."-- Godfrey Cheshire, Sight and Sound

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ISBN-13:
9781845115326
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/19/2008
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,260,193
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.91(d)

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