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When the Lights Go Down in Cairo: Cinema as Global Crossroads and Space of Playful Resistance

Walter Armbrust

in Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162893
eISBN:
9781617970269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162893.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Filmgoing in downtown Cairo had long taken place in the gap between official hopes for cinema as a vehicle for socially edifying purposes, and the unpredictable reality of audiences in movie ... More


the North Atlantic Ballyhoo of Liberal Humanism

Karl Schoonover

in Brutal Vision: The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675548
eISBN:
9781452947563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675548.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes how a period’s dominant discourses imagine reception, anticipate engagement, and in so doing, condition the socio-political remunerations of filmgoing. It examines the archive ... More


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