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From Aan to Lagaan and Beyond

Gokulsing, K. Moti [u.a.]:
From Aan to Lagaan and Beyond : a guide to the study of Indian cinema / K. Moti Gokulsing and Wimal Dissanayake. - Stoke-on-Trent : Trentham Books, 2012. - VIII, 197 S.
ISBN 978-1-85856-504-0
£ 24,99
DDC: 791.430954

This authoritative and accessible guide is written especially 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 playback singers, designers and choreographers. It offers original information on the impact of the corporatisation of the film industry and on censorship, taxation, insurance and advertising.
   The fascinating case studies of filmic analysis illuminate the different theoretical approaches and concepts students need for analysing Indian film appropriately. 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 indispensible resource for teaching Indian cinema. [Verlagisnformation]

1. From Vision to Screen Reality
   - The film making process
   - The role of technology
   - How an Indian movie is made
   - Cast and crew
2. Theoretical approaches to the study of Indian cinema and its audience
   - An introduction to some of the major theoretical approaches to the study of Indian cinema
   - Audience/spectator studies and audience segmentation
3. When Bollywood goes to war - Bollywood's contribution to nation building
   - The contributions of Indian cinema to nation building
   - An introduction to some of the most important nationalist and patriotic themes in Indian cinema
4. A Passage out of India
   - Diasporic Indian filmmakers' contributions to Indian Cinema
5. Iconic directors, composers, lyricists, playback singers, choreographers and designers
   - From Aan to Lagaan and Beyond
6. From Theory to Practice
   - Case studies of filmic analysis using some of the theoretical approaches discussed in Chapter 2
   - How to study Indian cinema - some pedagogical considerations
7. Exporting filmic culture
   - The corporatisation of the film industry/Insurance/the role of advertising and marketing
8. The Price of Globalisation
   - The government strikes back: taxation, censorship and film classification


K. MOTI GOKULSING, University of East London, UK and WIMAL DISSANAYAKE, University of Hawaii, USA, are also the authors of the acclaimed Indian Popular cinema: a narrative of cultural change, also published by Trentham.

Quellen: Trentham Books; WorldCat; Amazon (UK)
Bildquelle: Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka)

Gokulsing/Dissanayake: From Aan to Lagaan and Beyond, 2012