Abstract

ABSTRACT:

By focusing on Bombay commercial productions shot on location in Beirut, I consider why Lebanon became a prominent destination for foreign film productions between the mid-1960s and mid-1970s. The ensuing films' narratives were motivated not only by the Lebanese capital's prominence in globally popular spy-action genres, but also by material histories of contraband circuits (including the circulation of films) and cash flows of foreign exchange. I highlight the wider convergence of several industries on location in Beirut in order to expand histories of both postwar location shooting and spy-action genres, and to foreground routes of South-South media production, subtitling, and distribution.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-3905
Print ISSN
0892-2160
Pages
pp. 105-140
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-07
Open Access
No
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