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Beyond Casablanca
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In Beyond Casablanca, Kevin Dwyer explores the problems of creativity in the Arab and African world, focusing on Moroccan cinema and one of its key figures, filmmaker M. A. Tazi. Dwyer develops three themes simultaneously: the filmmaker's career and films; filmmaking in postcolonial Morocco; and the relationship between Moroccan cinema, Third World and Arab cinema, and the global film industry. This compelling discussion of Moroccan cinema is founded upon decades of anthropological research in Morocco, most recently on the Moroccan film sector and the global film industry, and exhibits a sensitivity to the cultural, political, social, and economic context of creative activity. The book centers on a series of interviews conducted with Tazi, whose career provides a rich commentary on the world of Moroccan cinema and on Moroccan cinema in the world. The interviews are framed, variously, by presentations of Moroccan history, society, and culture; the role of foreign filmmakers in Morocco; thematic discussions of cinematic issues (such as narrative techniques, the use of symbols, film as an expression of identity, and problems of censorship); and the global context of Third World filmmaking.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction: Third World, Many Worlds
  2. pp. 1-19
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  1. Chapter One: The Most Successful Moroccan Film Ever
  2. pp. 20-56
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  1. Interlude: Film’s Power and Function
  2. pp. 57-68
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  1. Chapter Two: Building the National Cinema, Building a Career
  2. pp. 69-105
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  1. Interlude: A First Feature—The Big Trip (1981)
  2. pp. 106-119
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  1. Chapter Three: Huston, Wise, Coppola, Camus . . . and Pasolini, Scorsese . . . and Some Others
  2. pp. 120-153
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  1. Chapter Four: Badis (1989)
  2. pp. 154-197
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  1. Interlude: Telling a Story—Narrative and Symbols
  2. pp. 198-210
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  1. Chapter Five: The Other Side of the Wind, Almost
  2. pp. 211-242
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  1. Interlude: Lalla Hobby—The Film
  2. pp. 243-261
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  1. Chapter Six: Reflections and Projections
  2. pp. 262-301
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  1. Conclusion: Future Flights of the Bumblebee
  2. pp. 302-343
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. 345-350
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  1. Detailed Table of Contents
  2. pp. 351-361
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 363-415
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 417-421
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 423-433
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