ARB2102_Lecture7.pdf - Lecture 7 Monday February 26 2018...

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Tonight:Finish lecture on literature1-Lecture on cinema2-Quiz3-History of Egyptian Cinema1897:movietheatres start in Alexandria, Egypt. The French companyPathéopensa regu1908: fivecinemas in Cairo and Alexandria1917, 80 movietheatres in Egypt1927:mostArabcountries have dozen movie theatres each, showingEuropean and Am..1925:thebank of Egypt underTalaat Harb(fatherof the Egyptianeconomy andleader oinvestment in cinema andestablishes theMisr Company forCinema and Performance(Stamthil)1925-27:Egyptproducesshortfilms and one long feature movie every couple of years1928:twofeaturefilms produced per year in EgyptEgypt cinemas tookoff with the introduction of soundin 1923Talaat Harb launchesStudio Masr(EgyptStudios), usheredin rapid development of Egypequipped with laboratories, soundstudio, employed several European specialists, especKrampand Robert Scharfenberg.The studio sent Egyptianstudentsto Europe to studycAhmadBadrakhan, Niyazi Mustafabecame important directors of Arabmovies1936:ProductioninEgypt increased fromsix films in 1933 to 17 in 1936 andstars' salarArab Movie GenresPopular cinema: late 1940s, Arabcinema developed aroundfourkey genres: Musical, MThe musical/comedy wasthe firstmajor genre in EgyptLater, farce and melodrama were added. Melodramaconsisted of seduction, implied rapEgyptian film industryborrowedheavily fromHollywoodfor its entertaining mixture. Evsituationsand events, fairy tale stories in the style ofArabian Nights, sentimental narratinterspersed with music and dance, with an obligatoryhappy ending.Elements of American music hall films crept into Egyptiancinema,where dance, particuland songsbecame indispensibleLecture 7Monday, February 26,20187:00 PM
gular movie theatre in Cairo 1906merican moviesof the 1919 Revolution) beginsSharikatMisrli Cinema walpt's film industry.StudioMisrcially German. Amongthem, Fritzcinema.ries rose dramatically.Melodrama, Farce and Adventure.pe, adultery, murder andsuicide.very film contained funnytives andunlucky love stories,larly belly dance, as well as music
1950:six more studioswere opened, and Egpyt, had 350 full length feature films producmostprofitable industry after textilein EgyptAfter the SecondWorld War, movie productionin Egyptreached 50 films per year, a numThe first major womanprudcer in Egypt wasAssiaDagherfrom LebanonArab Movie Stars

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