The 66th Issue | 14th year | Mar – Apr 2018


World Cinema

Life and Artworks of Steven Spielberg; American Dream

Interview with Steven Spielberg

Godard’s list: Why Spielberg and Auschwitz are number one?

The giant’s image in “Jaws

Religion and capital in Spielberg’s cinema

Financial analysis of Steven Spielberg’s films

Schindler’s List and ethical restrictions of Holocaust representation

Children in Steven Spilberg cinema/ In the name of father

Transmitting from society to ideology

Children’s role in Steven Spielberg’s cinema

Bridge of Spies / Spielberg’s brilliant thriller

Spielberg facing political-social histories in terms of Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan and Munich

Review on Bridge of Spies / Suspended between hell and barren

From terrorism to apocalypse: Review on “Munich” and “War of the Worlds

Films & Feelings

Psychoanalysis of “Psycho” / Robin Wood

Seventh Seal, The Face and The Devil’s Eye / Robin Wood

In memory of Robin Wood / Christopher Short

Robin Wood / David Bordwell

Art & Politics

John Pilger and aggressive quarrel with propaganda

On importance of being John Pilger / Breaking Iranian silence

Defending John Pilger’s journalism on Israel and Palestine case

Battle of media and triumph of propaganda

Break the silence; there is a world war now

John Pilger fighting against hypocrisy

A note on the twelve documentaries by John Pilger


From vampire to Dracula and Nosferatu: Vampires from the POV of camera

Alone in the middle of darkness: Werner Hertzog and Nosferatu

Review on “The Vampyr” by Carl Theodor Dreyer

Iran Cinema

Round table on “Investment in Iran cinema” / Attending Manijeh Hekmat, Haroun Yashayaee, Seyed Zia Hashemi, Hadi Karimi and Javad Tousi

Production; from cause to reason

Jaber Ghasemali interviews Jamal Sadatian

Critical state of investment in Iran cinema now

Bureaucratic modification  of rescue solution for Iran cinema

Three piers: politics, cinema and capital

Interview with Alireza Tabesh, Managing Director of the Farabi Cinema Foundation

A historical transformation in Iran cinema

Interview report with Majid Barzegar

On Screen

Report on 36th Fajr Film Festival

Cinema & Literature Interviews Javad Ezzati

Review on Israfil directed by Ida Panahandeh


Importance of being a director

A glance at three comedy masterpieces from a hypothetical question

Poetry and Fictions

Night sounds / Mahmoud Haddadi

“This is Tibten” / Heinrich Böll

The Single Tree / Nasser Nabavi

Literature – Critic and Review

Hossein Payandeh, Fereshteh Ahmadi, Mehdi Yazdanikhorram and Mohamadreza Goudarzi talk about “Innovation Borders in Literature

Stone is stone

Sadegh Hedayat’s innovations and national literature establishment

Literal aspect of language and the new thing

Social source of expressionistic poem

 Otherwise, no use to repeat

Innovation in literature or a new thing which is not a dissent

Regarding the old and the new

Literature facing its history

From the Egyptian writer to Tony Cragg’s writer

Jellyfish returns

Ghassem Hasheminejad’s story writing

My Uncle Napoleon” Chapter

Round table on “My Uncle Napoleon TV series” / Attending Alireza Zarrindast, Mohammad Shahba, Mohammadhassan Shahsavari and Omid Rouhani

Seduced feminine, seducer masculine

Swollen imagination and My Uncle

My Uncle Napoleon and couple questions

My Uncle Napoleon; TV series well performed and decorated

Soundtrack and score of My Uncle Napoleon TV series / Stuffed from the anxious society

Sorour Kasmaee talks about My Uncle Napoleon translation difficulties

Notes on My Uncle Napoleon and its author; Iraj Pezeshkzad

What is the plot of My Uncle Napoleon?

From My Uncle Napoleon to Sa’di’s elite humors

From the insight of story to the insight of place

Role of “home” in a novel / My Uncle Napoleon TV series


Nassibi’s cinema; 50 years later / Of the poetry of cinema

Round table on “Nassib Nassibi’s cinema” attending Mohammadreza Aslani, Sahebi, Houshyar Ansarifar, Pouya Rofouee

Unpublished documentary screenplay written by Nassib Nassibi / Hope the hopes…

Unpublished note from Farrokh Tamimi / Can the poem be imprisoned?

Cutting with no scar

Cinema; a phenomenon between art and life

Brief theory of fate


Representing public affair in art; Farshid Azarang talks about joy and sorrow

Public happiness and its possibilities

Book Review

Interview with Shahriar Ghanbari about his recent publications in Iran

Review on Abbas Kiarostami’s book and film-philosophy

Review on “Cinema: A Visual Anthropology


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