The Apu Trilogy: Satyajit Ray and the Making of an Epic by Andrew Robinson, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Apu Trilogy: Satyajit Ray and the Making of an Epic

The Apu Trilogy: Satyajit Ray and the Making of an Epic

by Andrew Robinson
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Satyajit Ray's three films about the boyhood, adolescence and manhood of Apu, Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956) and The World of Apu (1959) - collectively known as The Apu Trilogy - are established classics of world cinema. The Trilogy was, for example, the chief reason for Satyajit Ray's receiving an Academy Award for lifetime achievement from Hollywood in

Overview

Satyajit Ray's three films about the boyhood, adolescence and manhood of Apu, Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956) and The World of Apu (1959) - collectively known as The Apu Trilogy - are established classics of world cinema. The Trilogy was, for example, the chief reason for Satyajit Ray's receiving an Academy Award for lifetime achievement from Hollywood in 1992, just before his death.

This book by Ray's biographer and world authority Andrew Robinson is the first full study of The Apu Trilogy. Robinson - who came to know the director well during the last decade of his career - covers the literary and cultural background to the films, their production, their music composed by Ravi Shankar, their aesthetic value, and their complex critical reception in the East and the West, from 1955 up to the present day. Extensively and beautifully illustrated and a pleasure to read, The Apu Trilogy will appeal to anyone captivated by the unique world created by Satyajit Ray.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

""Satyajit Ray has worked with humility and complete dedication; he has gone down on his knees in the dust. And his picture has the quality of intimate, unforgettable experience."" -- Lindsay Anderson on Pather Panchali, 1956

""Though he’s very young still, he’s the Father of Indian Cinema."" -- Jean Renoir on Ray, 1967

""Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon."" -- Akira Kurosawa, 1975

""Ray’s magic, the simple poetry of his images and their emotional impact, will always stay with me.
-- Martin Scorsese, 1991

""Robinson keeps faith with Ray’s own polymathic talents to show how history, art, literature and music all dance behind the haunting shadows on screen"" -- Boyd Tonkin, The Independent

 
""Robinson has written more extensively on Ray than any other English-language writer...[he]tells the tale with warmth, lucidity and a wealth of detail"" -- Philip Kemp, Sight and Sound

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848855168
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
359,011
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Robinson is the author of Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye and Satyajit Ray: A Vision of Cinema'(both I.B.Tauris), and he is the editor of three screenplays by Satyajit Ray.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >