News ID: 154921
Published: 0643 GMT July 13, 2016

Veteran Iranian film critic, writer Arjmand dies

Veteran Iranian film critic, writer Arjmand dies

Veteran Iranian film critic Jamshid Arjmand died at the age of 77 on Wednesday due to heart disease.

According to IRNA, he had been in hospital for a few months to undergo treatment for a heart disease.

He started to write literary criticisms in 1950s and had articles in Cinema Star magazine and other film review papers.

He was a contemporary of Parviz Davaei who had translated books such as 'A Space Odyssey', 'Scenario Writing Techniques', 'Dictionary of Cinematic Terms' and 'Cinema According to Hitchcock'.

He was also one of the founding fathers of film review stream in Iran.

In addition to translating about 20 French books into Persian, he was also involvedin editing more than 100 books including 'The Land of No-Where' by Henry Corbin, 'North-South' by Willy Brandt and 'Japan as Number One: Lessons for America (1979)' by Ezra Feivel Vogel.

   
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