Bollywood: A Guidebook to Popular Hindi Cinema

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Psychology Press, 2004 - 254페이지
'Bollywood' - once a tongue-in-cheek word used by the English-language media in India - has become the dominant global term to refer to the prolific Hindi language film industry located in Bombay (renamed Mumbai in 1995). Characterised by music, dance routines, melodrama, lavish production values and an emphasis on stars and spectacle, Bollywood films have met with box-office success and enthusiastic audiences from Bombay to West Africa to Russia, and throughout the English-speaking world. In Bollywood, filmmaker and film scholar Tejaswini Ganti provides a guide to the cultural, social and political significance of Hindi cinema, outlining the history and structure of the Bombay film industry, and its impact on global popular culture. Providing information and commentry on the key players in Bollywood, from composers and lyracists to directors and stars, as well as material from current filmmakers themselves, areas covered in Bollywood include: Chronology Main Themes in Hindi Cinema Key Characteristics of Popular Hindi Cinema Significant Filmmakers Significant Films Scholarship about Hindi Cinema Filmmakers Point of View
 

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The production and distribution of popular Hindi cinema
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Key figures in the Bombay film industry
91
Key films of postindependence Hindi cinema
137
Reflections and perspectives on Hindi cinema by contemporary Bombay fimmakers
173
Significant dates and events in the history of Indian cinema
205
Suggestions for further reading
222
Notes
227
Bibliography
238
Index
242
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Tejaswini Ganti is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Connecticut College.

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