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Beyond the Boundaries of Bollywood: The Many Forms of Hindi Cinema
     

Beyond the Boundaries of Bollywood: The Many Forms of Hindi Cinema

by Rachel Dwyer, Jerry Pinto
 

ISBN-10: 019806926X

ISBN-13: 9780198069263

Pub. Date: 06/13/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Surveying the field since the mid-1990s, this book looks at Hindi cinema which lies beyond Bollywood. While the first part includes seven essays by established scholars and film critics, in the second part we have a series of interviews of individuals connected with the film industry in India.
Looking at the many meanings of "Bollywood," the essays

Overview

Surveying the field since the mid-1990s, this book looks at Hindi cinema which lies beyond Bollywood. While the first part includes seven essays by established scholars and film critics, in the second part we have a series of interviews of individuals connected with the film industry in India.
Looking at the many meanings of "Bollywood," the essays bring together themes and ideas which are essential to understanding the history of Indian cinema. They deal with Hindi cinema that predates Bollywood, as well as cinema which is made once Bollywood emerges and the culture which stretches beyond cinema. Interesting light is shed on cinema in Bombay in the 1920s, the transition to sound in Bombay cinema, and horror films Conducted by Jerry Pinto, the interviews bring to life the changing world of the contemporary Hindi cinema that is developing its own niche, ranging from separate production wings of major companies, to its own directors, stars, and distribution circuits. They bring out strategies, ideas, and reflections on the current situation from key figures who lie at the heart of these changes: from the revolution in DVD pricing and the effect on filmmaking to the development of "hatke" cinema and the role of film festivals in the shaping of popular culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198069263
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/13/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Rachel Dwyer
Part I: Essays
1. 'The Meanings of "Bollywood"', Ravi Vasudevan
2. 'Between Bazaar and Nation: Bombay Cinema in the 1920s', Kaushik Bhaumik
3. 'Distant Voices, Magic Knives: Lal-e-Yaman and the Transition to Sound in Bombay Cinema', Rosie Thomas
4. 'The Evil I: Realism and Scopophilia in the Horror Films of the Ramsay Brothers', Valentina Vitali
5. 'Chal Chal, Picture Le Aate Hain (Come on, let's buy a Film): Why we buy what we buy', Jerry Pinto
6. 'Bombay Gothie: On the 60th anniversary of Kamal Amrohi's Mahal', Rachel Dwyer
7. 'Bollywood: The Films, the Songs, and the World', Anna Morcom
Part II: Interviews
Introduction, Jerry Pinto
Elahe Hiptoola
Harish Dayani
Rucha Pathak
Anurag Kashyap
Jabbar Patel
Arun Khopkar
Bina Paul
Abhay Deol
Contributors
Index

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