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City flicks : Indian cinema and the urban experience

Author: Preben Kaarsholm; Maināka Biśvāsa
Publisher: London : Seagull Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The growth of Indian film production, the significance of cinema in Indian society within and beyond India, and the rapid expansion of Indian cities and the urban lifestyle are closely linked phenomena. The relationship between cinema and modernity in the Indian context is both complex and multifaceted, and in this volume, some of the leading names in film and cultural studies explore its many dimensions. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
City flicks.
London ; New York : Seagull Books, 2007
(OCoLC)608390661
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Preben Kaarsholm; Maināka Biśvāsa
ISBN: 1905422369 9781905422364 9781905422357 1905422350
OCLC Number: 138821482
Notes: Based on a seminar held at Filmhuset in Copenhagen, Sep. 1999.
"This volume is a revised and updated version of Occasional paper number 22 published by International Development Studies, Roskilde University, 2002"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 274 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction. Unreal City: Cinematic Representation, Globalization and the Ambiguities of Metropolitan Life / PREBEN KAARSHOLM--
Urban Legends: Notes on a Theme in Early Film Theory / PETER LARSEN --
The City and the Real: Chhinnamul and the Left Cultural Movement in the 1940s / MOINAK BISWAS --
Reading a Song of the City --
Images of the City in Literature and Films / SUDIPTA KAVIRAJ --
Realism and Fantasy in Representations of Metropolitan Life in Indian Cinema / M. MADHAVA PRASAD --
A Close-Up on Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children / MARTIN ZERLANG --
The 'Bollywoodization' of the Indian Cinema: Cultural Nationalism in a Global Arena/ ASHISH RAJADHYAKSHA --
Chalo Jahoji: Bollywood in the Tracks of Indenture to Globalization / MANAS RAY --
Colonialism and the Built Space of Cinema in Nigeria/ BRIAN LARKIN --
The Politics of Urban Segregation and Indian Cinema in Durban/ VASHNA JAGARNATH --
The Exhilaration of Dread: Genre, Narrative Form and Film Style in Contemporary Urban Action Films/ RAVI S. VASUDEVAN --
Vigilantism and the Pleasures of Masquerade: The Female Spectator of Vijayasanthi Films/ TEJASWINI NIRANJANA.
Other Titles: Indian cinema and the urban experience
City flicks.
Responsibility: edited by Preben Kaarsholm ; [contributors, Moinak Biswas and others].

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