Our Films, Their Films

Our Films, Their Films

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by Satyajit Ray
     
 

This book brings together Satyajit Ray's major writings and talks on film making and film makers, and presents them in two sections. 'Our Films' is devoted mainly to his own experiences and contains many interesting anecdotes, but also has observations to offer on trends in Indian films. 'Their Films' deals with some films from abroad that have become landmarks in the… See more details below

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This book brings together Satyajit Ray's major writings and talks on film making and film makers, and presents them in two sections. 'Our Films' is devoted mainly to his own experiences and contains many interesting anecdotes, but also has observations to offer on trends in Indian films. 'Their Films' deals with some films from abroad that have become landmarks in the history of the cinema from the silent era to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861256372
Publisher:
Asia Book Corporation of America
Publication date:
01/28/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
219

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction1
What Is Wrong with Indian Films?19
Extracts from a Banaras Diary25
A Long Time on the Little Road30
Problems of a Bengal Film Maker38
Winding Route to a Music Room44
Film Making48
The Odds against Us57
Some Aspects of My Craft63
Those Songs72
Meetings with a Maharaja76
An Indian New Wave?81
Four and a Quarter100
Renoir in Calcutta111
Some Italian Films I Have Seen120
Hollywood Then and Now128
Thoughts on the British Cinema142
Calm Without, Fire Within152
Moscow Musings162
The Gold Rush168
Little Man, Big Book172
Akira Kurosawa180
Tokyo, Kyoto and Kurosawa187
New Wave and Old Master194
Silent Films199
A Tribute to John Ford208
Index213

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