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Seeing is believing : selected writings on cinema

Author: Chidananda Das Gupta
Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Penguin Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chidananda Das Gupta
ISBN: 0670082066 9780670082063
OCLC Number: 246909775
Description: viii, 295 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Of Margi and Desi : the traditional divide --
2. Seeing is believing --
3. Why the films sing --
4. Cinema : the realist imperative --
5. Woman, non-violence and Indian cinema --
6. Precursors of unpopular cinema : a parallel view of Indian film history --
7. A word on awards --
8. Film as visual anthropology --
9. The crisis in film studies --
10. How Indian is Indian cinema? --
11. Cinema takes over the state --
Notes on five directors --
12. Satyajit Ray : I. The first ten years ; II. Modernism and mythicality --
13. Ritwik Ghatak : Cinema, Marxism and the mother goddess --
14. Adoor Gopalakrishnan : The Kerala coconut --
15. Mrinal Sen : Loose cannon --
16. Shyam Benegal : official biographies, personal cinema.
Responsibility: Chidananda Das Gupta.

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