Week 12_Persepolis

Week 12_Persepolis - RTVF 188: Alternative Cinema(s) Week...

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RTVF 188: Alternative Cinema(s) Week 12: Reimagining an Iranian Girlhood: Personal and National Histories Reminders: – Upload reading summary by 11:59 p.m. tonight – All assignment/exam grades posted at Turnitin.com • Lecture/discussion: – Distribute/discuss Phase 5 (essay) – Wrap up last week’s Baran (Majidi, Iran, 2001) with guest speaker Mehrzad Karimabadi – Screening of Persepolis – Discussion of Persepolis
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Persepolis not an Iranian film • Baran = example of New Iranian Film • Persepolis = about an Iranian woman, but considered a French./U.S. co-production • Satrapi: Transnational influences: – Graphic novels (film adapted from a 2-volume GN) – Earlier live-action film movements: • German Expressionism (1919-1933) • Italian Neorealism (1942-1951) • French New Wave (late 50s-early 60s: jump cuts) • American films, esp. by Martin Scorcese (e.g., Goodfellas , 1990)
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Persepolis Uses 2-D black-and-white animation methods ( this is not Avatar !) Autobiographical (Marjane Satrapi) and historical (Iran)
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