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FILM 1701 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Borom Sarret, Marjane Satrapi


Department
Film
Course Code
FILM 1701
Professor
Michael Zryd
Lecture
2

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Week 20: Iranian and World Cinema
Iranian and World Cinema
Zendegi Edame Darad / Life and Nothing More (Abbas Kiarostami, The Institute for the
Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults, Iran, 1991, 108m, col)
Borom Sarret (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal, 1964, 20m, b/w)
Persepolis (Vincent Paronnaud / Marjane Satrapi, 2.4.7 Films / Sony Pictures Classics,
France/USA, 2007, 96m, b/w/col)
Colonialism:
“The control of one nation by „transplanted‟ people of another nation — often a geographically
distant nation that has a different culture and dominant racial or ethnic group.” (The American
Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company,
2005. 06 May. 2009. <Dictionary.com
http://dictionary1.classic.reference.com/browse/neocolonialism>.)
Neocolonialism
"The dominance of strong nations over weak nations, not by direct political control (as in
traditional colonialism), but by economic and cultural influence.” (Ibid.)
World Cinema 1990-2000s
Production
• Independent art cinema
• International co-production
• Television and multi-media financing
Distribution
• Independent or studio-affiliated „boutique‟ distribution companies
Exhibition
• Festival circuit
• Limited run commercial release (and possibility of breakout success)
• Arts television (Channel 4 UK, NHK Japan, Canal + France, etc)
Picaresque
“pertaining to, characteristic of, or characterized by a form of prose fiction, originally developed
in Spain, in which the adventures of an engagingly roguish hero are described in a series of
usually humorous or satiric episodes that often depict, in realistic detail, the everyday life of the
common people: picaresque novel; picaresque hero.” (Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1).
Random House, Inc. 06 May. 2009. <Dictionary.com
http://dictionary1.classic.reference.com/browse/picaresque>.)
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