Thursday, July 30, 2015

Annotated Bibliography

Author Section

"PERSEPOLIS." Festival De Cannes. N.p., n.d. Web. 02 Aug. 2015.
                The webpage for the movie on the Festival de Cannes site. It lists
                the award the project won as well as other production details.
Anderson, Ariston. "Marjane Satrapi: On Artistic Freedom, Fame & Finishing No
                Matter What." 99u. N.p., 01 Feb. 2012. Web. 02 Aug. 2015.
                An interview with Marjane discussing about her artistic development
                and personal reflection on Persepolis

"Satrapi and Makhmalbaf Testify on Election Fraud in Iran, EU Parliament Brussels
                (06-17-09)." Youtube. YouTube, 20 June 2009. Web. 02 Aug. 2015.
                The video in which Marjane testifies against the election fraud in

"PERSEPOLIS "Making Of"" YouTube. YouTube, 19 Sept. 2010. Web. 02 Aug. 2015.
                An inside look of how the film was created under the guidance of
                Marjane and her co director. Here, they discuss the challenges they
                faced while providing behind the scenes coverage of what it takes
                to make an animated film

A QUESTION OF NUMBERS. (2003). Retrieved from Iranian Voice:
                This website covers the figures of the casualties that occurred in
                the Iranian Revolution of 1979

Beginnings: Marjane Satrapi. (2012). Retrieved from Nowness:
                Marjane talks about her inspirations and her motivations that
                influenced her to get into graphic novels. Marjane talks about her
                family and the environment she was brought up in.

D'ORSO, C. (2008). Karachi (Pakistan) 1990. Retrieved from YouTube:
                This rare footage of Pakistan from the 1990s shows, roads,
                buildings, and the way people dressed. It in particular covers the
                famous sea view of Karachi, Pakistan.

Hattenstone, S. (2008). Confessions of Miss Mischief. Retrieved from The Guardian:
                This biography is about Marjane Satrapi, covering her background,
                childhood, and her family. It also offers facts about Marjane's
                inspiration and how she got into graphic novels.

Luebering, J. (2015). Marjane Satrapi. Retrieved from Britannica:
                In this biography of Marjane Satrapi, subjects like politics and
                facts about her uncle Anoosh are covered. Also the teenage years of
                Marjane, when she became a troublesome kid to her adult life.

Marjane Satrapi. (2015). Retrieved from IMDB:
                This IMDB page of Marjane Satrapi has all the information regarding
                the films she has written, directed or starred in. Also, it has a
                section about all her achievements and awards.

Marjane Satrapi Biography. (2015). Retrieved from Encyclopedia of world biography:
                It covers the subject of Marjane's careers, her awards that she
                received for her work. Further, it talks about Marjane's life from
                childhood to current.

Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlav. (2015). Retrieved from Encyclopedia Britannica:
                This biography about Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi covers everything
                from his birth, family, his regime, and up to his downfall. 

The Gang of the Jotas . (2012). Retrieved from IMDB:
                The Gang of the Jotas is a film about two friends preparing for a
                badminton tournament. The film is directed and written by Marjane
                Satrapi and she has also starred in the movie. 

Anaylsis Section

Abdullah, O., & Deeply, S. (2014, September 6). ISIS Teaches Children How to Behead
                in Training Camps. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 

Bradshaw, Peter. "Persepolis." The Guardian. N.p., 25 Apr. 2008. Web.

bloglikeanegyptian. egypt posts archive. Tumblr, n.d.. Web. 1 August 2015.

                An inactive blog, left up as an archive and resource for
                information on modern Egypt.


                CONFLICT IN COMICS." The White Review. N.p., Oct. 2011. Web. 01
                Aug. 2015.

Croft, Sara. “Comic Book History Lesson: Persepolis Review.” Pure Geekery. n,p., 22
                December 2014. Web. 1 August 2015.
                An article on am online blog centering around geek culture,
                reviewing both volumes of Persepolis. 

Dassanayake, D. (2014, March 5). VIDEO: Shocking second a day clip shows how
                British child's life could be hit by war. Retrieved August 1, 2015.

Hattenstone, Simon. "Confessions of Miss Mischief." The Guardian. N.p., 29 Mar.
                2008. Web. 01 Aug. 2015.

Luebering, J. E. "Marjane Satrapi | Biography - Iranian Artist and
                Writer."Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Encyclopedia Britannica,
                n.d. Web. 01 Aug. 2015.

McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art. New York: HarperPerennial,
                1994. Print.
                McCloud’s comprehensive analysis of all aspects of the comic
                medium. The volume examines all aspects of the art form, and the
                nuances that affect the way each comic is received by an audience.

McCloud, Scott. “The Big Triangle.” n.d. Web. 1 August 2015.
                A webpage on Scott McCloud’s website. In an interactive slideshow,
                he introduces the concept of “The Big Triangle”, a diagram which
                maps an artists’ place, depending on their visual style.

movieweb. (2010, September 19). Persepolis - Exclusive: Marjane Satrapi [Video
                file]. Retrieved from   

Nazeer, Tasnim. “5 great female human rights activists in MENA” Your Middle East.
                n.p., 12 December 2013. Web. 1 August 2015.
                A list-style article which lists 5 women in the Middle East and
                North Africa fighting for human rights.

Nezza, Mike. "Iranian Official Singles Out 'Persepolis'" The Lede Iranian Official
                Singles Out Persepolis Comments. N.p., 13 Feb. 2008. Web. 02 Aug.

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. New York: Pantheon Books,
                2003. Print.
                The first instalment of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel. This
                volume follows her childhood, and ends with her departure for

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return. New York: Pantheon Books,
                2004. Print.
                The second instalment of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel. This
                volume follows her teen years, as well as her return to Tehran and
                early adulthood.

Scott, A. O. "In a Flat World, a Rebel With a Cause." The New York Times. The New
                York Times, 24 Dec. 2007. Web. 02 Aug. 2015.

Shaikh, Nermeen. “Marjane Satrapi: ‘I Will Always Be Iranian’” Asia Society. Asia
                Society. n.d. Web. 1 August 2015.
                An interview with Marjane Satrapi. She discusses her career, her
                work, and some of her political opinions.

Shuster, Mike. "'Persepolis' Strikes a Chord with Young Iranians." NPR. NPR, 20
                Mar. 2008. Web. 01 Aug. 2015.

SonyPicturesClassic. “PERSEPOLIS making of features #3.” Video Clip. Youtube.
                Youtube, 9 November 2007. Web. 1 August 2015.
                A video clip from a longer documentary about the making of
                Persepolis (2007). The clip shows the cleanup artists, their work
                on the film, and their process.

[2C] The Iranian Revolution. (n.d.). Retrieved August 1, 2015, from

                The following source offers a general time line with many key
                important events of the Iranian Revolution (Islamic Revolution). It
                offers insight as the many motives for the Islamic Revolution, and
                covers just before the Iran-Iraq war.

[3C] The Iranian Hostage Crisis - Short History - Department History - Office of
                the Historian. (n.d.). Retrieved August 1, 2015, from
                The source offers the circumstances surrounding the fundamentalist
                students taking over the U.S embassy on November 4, 1979. The
                article states that the hostages were captive for 444 days after a
                lot of negations by Deputy Secretary Warren Christopher resolved
                the crisis.

[4C] Iran Chamber Society: History of Iran: Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988. (n.d.).
                Retrieved August 1, 2015, from
                In this article it outlines all the key events surrounding the
                Iran-Iraq war that spanned 8 years from September 22, 1980 to
                August 1988. From the event that started war the surprise attack by
                the Iraqi MiG-23 and MiG21 that attacked Iran air bases near Tehran
                to the culmination of war and the four decisive battles from fought
                from April 1988 to August 1988.

[5C]Challenging the image of Ashura in Iran - BBC News. (n.d.). Retrieved August 1,
                2015, from
                In this article the BBC answers many questions regarding the
                Iranian celebration and the self-flagellation and how flagellation
                and other activities were banned in order to improve their
                international image of those ceremonies.  

[6C]Woods, M., & Woods, M. (2009). Seven wonders of the ancient Middle East.
                Chapter 3. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books. From:
                This book describes many of the prominent cities that existed in
                the ancient Middle East, such as the city of Persepolis they cover
                the historical, architectural and cultural value of the city of

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