From Aan to Lagaan and Beyond: A Guide to the Study of Indian Cinema

From Aan to Lagaan and Beyond: A Guide to the Study of Indian Cinema

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From Aan to Lagaan and Beyond: A Guide to the Study of Indian Cinema by K. Moti Gokulsing, Wimal Dissanayake

This authoritative and accessible guide is written specifically to help students understand the complexities and intricacies of Indian cinema. It covers the vast range of the cinemas of India, plus the meteoric rise of Bollywood, and discusses the key theoretical approaches to the analysis of films, the cinema audience and audience segmentation.

The book describes how an Indian movie is made and explains the technology entailed. All the major issues are discussed: the relationship between cast and crew, the contributions of designers and choreographers, the impact of the corporatization of the film industry, censorship, taxation, insurance and advertising.

The fascinating case studies of filmic analysis illuminate the theoretical approaches and concepts that students require for analyzing Indian film. And teachers will find that the comprehensive coverage, extensive bibliography and suggestions for further reading, the discussion of pedagogical issues about the teaching of Indian cinema and the sample questions make it an indispensable resource for teaching Indian cinema.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781858565040
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

K. Moti Gokulsing is Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of East London. He co-edits the journal South Asian Popular Culture and is the author of the acclaimed Indian Popular Cinema, also published by Trentham.

Wimal Dissanayake is Adjunct Fellow at the East-West Centre, Hawaii and founding editor of the East-West Film Journal.

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Date of Death:

February 1, 2005

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