Majid Majidi and Baran: Iranian Cinematic Poetics and the Spiritual Poverty of Rumi

By Michael Pittman

Endnotes

1. For a useful discussion of the dominant themes of Hollywood Cinema, see: Robert Ray. A Certain Tendency of the Hollywood Cinema: 1930-1980. (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985).

2. “Interview with Majid Majidi,” Thoughts on Culture and Europe Series, http://www.cinemajidi.com/

3. Annemarie Schimmel. The Triumphal Sun: A Study of the Works of Jalāloddin Rumi (New York: State University of New York Press, 1978), p. 306.

4. For a thorough discussion of the names of God and the qualities of nearness (tashbih) and distance (tanzih) in Islam, see: Sachiko Murata and William Chittick. Vision of Islam (St. Paul: Paragon House Publishers, 1995).

5. Reynold A. Nicholson. The Mathnawí of Jalálu’ddin Rúmí, Books V and VI (E.J.W. Gibb Memorial Trust, 2001), p. 220.

6. Annemarie Schimmel. The Triumphal Sun: A Study of the Works of Jalāloddin Rumi (New York: State University of New York Press, 1978), p. 307.

7. William Chittick. The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (New York: State University of New York Press, 1983), p. 187-188.

8. A.J. Arberry. Mystical Poems of Rūmī 2 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), p. 220-221.

9. William Chittick. The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (New York: State University of New York Press, 1983), p. 188.

10. A.J. Arberry. Mystical Poems of Rūmī 2 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), p. 220-221.

11. William Chittick. The Sufi Path of Love: The Spiritual Teachings of Rumi (New York: State University of New York Press, 1983), p. 215.


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