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Unruly cinema : history, politics, and Bollywood

Author: Rini Bhattacharya Mehta
Publisher: Urbana ; Chicago ; Springfeld University of Illinois Press [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Colonial Indian cinema: a peripheral modernity -- Shadow nationalism: cinema after the NFDC, television, and the emergency -- India's long globalization and the rise of Bollywood -- Cinema, media, and global capital in an unruly democracy.
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Unruly cinema.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2020]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rini Bhattacharya Mehta
ISBN: 9780252043123 025204312X 9780252084997 0252084993
OCLC Number: 1220900114
Notes: Literaturangaben Seite 187-205.
Literaturhinweise Seite 207-227.
Register Seite 229-233.
2006.
Description: x, 233 Seiten
Responsibility: Rini Bhattacharya Mehta.
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Colonial Indian cinema: a peripheral modernity -- Shadow nationalism: cinema after the NFDC, television, and the emergency -- India's long globalization and the rise of Bollywood -- Cinema, media, and global capital in an unruly democracy.

"Between 1931 and 2000, India's popular cinema steadily overcame Hollywood domination. Bollywood, the film industry centered in Mumbai, became nothing less than a global cultural juggernaut. But Bollywood is merely one part of the country's prolific, multilingual cinema. Unruly Cinema looks at the complex series of events that allowed the entire Indian film industry to defy attempts to control, reform, and refine it in the twentieth century and beyond. Rini Bhattacharya Mehta considers four aspects of Indian cinema's complicated history. She begins with the industry's surprising, market-driven triumph over imports from Hollywood and elsewhere in the 1930s. From there she explores how the nationalist social melodrama outwitted the government with its 1950s cinematic lyrical manifestoes. In the 1970s, an action cinema centered on the angry young male co-opted the voice of the oppressed. Finally, Mehta examines Indian film's discovery of the global neoliberal aesthetic that encouraged the emergence of Bollywood"--.

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"A rigorous and monumental historical study of Bombay-produced Hindi cinema, which addresses the paradoxes of Bollywood's histories in highly engaging as well as truly enlightening ways. This is an Read more...

 
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