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After the American CenturyThe Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East$
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Brian Edwards

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780231174008

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.001.0001

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“Argo Fuck Yourself”

“Argo Fuck Yourself”

Iranian Cinema and the Curious Logics of Circulation

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(p.84) 3 “Argo Fuck Yourself”
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After the American Century
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Brian T. Edwards

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.003.0003

Cinema is arguably the arena where the historical tension between the US and Iran comes alive most vividly. Taking two recent Academy Award winning films set in Iran (A Separation, winner of best foreign film in 2012, and Argo, winner of Best Picture in 2013), and the vibrant response to both films in Iran, I discuss the debates around these films and then the fascination with CGI films (especially Shrek) in Iran.

Keywords:   Iran, Cinema, Argo, Asghar Farhadi, Abbas Kiarostami, Shrek

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