48). However, the Quran does not have instructions on the subject giving Arab cinema creators a chance to come up with pieces that include man and beast character. The cinema producers are prohibited by Islam from using images that are works of Satan. The minor religious objection led to the development of film in Arab.
Symbolism is used to develop relations between characters and the plot of the films. Traditional Arab culture did not recognize symbolism in both fine arts and literary genres such as classical poetry ( Shafik 61). Lack of symbolism recognition in Arab films then paved way for western film influence. The films began to integrate symbols into Arab’s literary creations. The process brought meaning to symbols used in Arab fills that would depend on different elements to fix images. The influence of western films came in to teach the directors how to come up with symbols with unambiguous statements.
The major forms or elements of popular theatre in Arab films include performers, audience, director, theatre space, design elements, and dramatic action personified in text. The elements were initially developed by the activities of the actors, actresses and directors who combined effort to create plays with public appeal. For instance, a play such as Kish Kish bey was adapted for film but the play was a success due to combined effort of the stars (Shafik 72). The films were directed for Arab and international audience after World War II. The dramatic actions, design elements and arrangement of theatre space were influenced by elements of European theatre
Music played a significant role in the development of Arab cinema because it was one form of export that producers could use to sell music beyond local borders (Shafik 107) music was used by cinema producers to relate with the local audience. The producers did not want to come up with