Apu and After: Re-visiting Ray's Cinema

Apu and After: Re-visiting Ray's Cinema

By: Moinak Biswas (editor)Hardback

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Satyajit Ray is widely acknowledged to be one of the masters of world cinema. This anthology of critical essays presents a reassessment of his entire oeuvre. The essays range from a close reading of individual films to broader analyses of Ray's thematic and stylistic concerns. The essays assess Ray's preoccupations with realism, the development of cinematic modernism in his films, the cultural and ideological context of his work, representational and narrative strategies, and his sense of artistic practice.

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Moinak Biswas teaches film studies at Jadavpur University and has been widely published in both English and Bengali on contemporary Indian cinema.

Contents

* Introduction: Critical Returns, Moinak Biswas, Jadavpur University* Develop-mentalist Turn: Recovering Ray's Panchali, Sourin Bhattacharya, formerly of Jadavpur University* Early Films: The Novel and Other Horizons, Moinak Biswas, Jadavpur University* Nationhood, Authenticity and Realism in Indian Cinema: The Double-Take of Modernism in the Work of Satyajit Ray, Ravi Vasudevan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi* Ray's Musical Narratives: Studying the screenplay of Kanchenjungha, Suman Ghosh, Jadavpur University* Conditions of Visibility: People's Imagination and Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, Mihir Bhattacharya, formerly of Jadavpur University* Ray's Memory Game, Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta* In the City, Supriya Chaudhuri, Jadavpur University* Meaning in the Middle: Dialogue and Word in Jana Aranya, Swapan Chakravorty, Jadavpur University* Those Who Work, Ujjal Chakraborty, Roopkala Kendro, Calcutta

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781905422258
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9781905422258
  • weight: 654
  • ISBN10: 1905422253

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