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Mercy in Her Eyes: The Films of Mira Nair
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Mercy in Her Eyes: The Films of Mira Nair

by John Kenneth Muir
 

ISBN-10: 1557836493

ISBN-13: 9781557836496

Pub. Date: 05/15/2006

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

(Applause Books). "I want my films to explode with life." Mira Nair. This the first book to examine the films of the acclaimed and popular Indian-born and Harvard educated filmmaker, Mira Nair. A unique voice in cinema today, she is one of the few female directors who made it to the top of a male-dominated profession. Her films feature an incomparably sensuous

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(Applause Books). "I want my films to explode with life." Mira Nair. This the first book to examine the films of the acclaimed and popular Indian-born and Harvard educated filmmaker, Mira Nair. A unique voice in cinema today, she is one of the few female directors who made it to the top of a male-dominated profession. Her films feature an incomparably sensuous visual style yet at the same time often record the injustice of the disenfranchised and the cross-pollination of East and West. Her twin themes of realism and romance make for dazzling cinema. John Kenneth Muir analyzes all of Nair's work, including:
• Salaam Bombay! (1988), the groundbreaking story of a young boy abandoned by his family on the streets of Bombay.
• Mississippi Masala (1991), an interracial small town romance between an Indian woman (Sarita Choudhury) and an African American businessman (Denzel Washington).
• Monsoon Wedding (2001), featuring a Bollywood carnival atmosphere, one of the most successful foreign films ever released in the United States.
• Hysterical Blindness (2002), the HBO film featuring Uma Thurman and Juliette Lewis, looking for love in all the wrong places.
• The big-budget Hollywood adaptation of the Thackery novel Vanity Fair (2004), starring Reese Witherspoon, Gabriel Byrne, and Eileen Atkins.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557836496
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
05/15/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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