This book combines multiple theoretical approaches to provide a fresh perspective on Bollywood-just as a Bollywood film that transgresses multiple genres-and challenges the homogenizing tendencies in much of the ongoing scholarship in the ...
Author: Ajay Gehlawat
Publisher: SAGE Publications India
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book combines multiple theoretical approaches to provide a fresh perspective on Bollywood-just as a Bollywood film that transgresses multiple genres-and challenges the homogenizing tendencies in much of the ongoing scholarship in the area. It covers five areas of controversial theorization: the religious frame, the musical frame, the subaltern frame, the (hetero) sexual frame and the 'crossover' frame. By deconstructing each of these hegemonic paradigms, it reshapes the understanding of a Bollywood film and restructures its relationships with multiple disciplines including film and theatre studies, postcolonial studies, South Asian studies, queer studies, and transnational studies. This fusion is also representative of the larger objective of this work, namely, to destabilize Bollywood's position within any one sphere of reference and, instead, to illuminate how several realms of meaning are at play in its construction. The aim in doing so is to demonstrate how a variety of critical methodologies can enable a more comprehensive reading of the films making up this corpus.
46 Ajay Gehlawat, Reframing Bollywood (Delhi: Sage Publications, 2010), 28–9.
47 Gehlawat, Reframing Bollywood, 3. 48 Kiran Kotrial, personal communication,
August 17, 2012. 49 Valentina Vitali, “The Evil I: Realism and Scopophilia in ...
Author: Ellen Goldberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Bollywood Horrors is a wide-ranging collection that examines the religious aspects of horror imagery, representations of real-life horror in the movies, and the ways in which Hindi films have projected cinematic fears onto the screen. Part one, “Material Cultures and Prehistories of Horror in South Asia” looks at horror movie posters and song booklets and the surprising role of religion in the importation of Gothic tropes into Indian films, told through the little-known story of Sir Devendra Prasad Varma. Part two, “Cinematic Horror, Iconography and Aesthetics” examines the stereotype of the tantric magician found in Indian literature beginning in the medieval period, cinematic representations of the myth of the fearsome goddess Durga's slaying of the Buffalo Demon, and the influence of epic mythology and Hollywood thrillers on the 2002 film Raaz. The final part, “Cultural Horror,” analyzes elements of horror in Indian cinema's depiction of human trafficking, shifting gender roles, the rape-revenge cycle, and communal violence.
Dwyer, R. and D. Patel (2002), Cinema India: The Visual Culture of Hindi Film,
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. England, C. (2002) ... Gehlawat, A. (
2010), Reframing Bollywood: Theories of Popular Hindi Cinema, Los Angeles:
Author: Lucia Krämer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Performing Arts
Bollywood in Britain provides the most extensive survey to date of the various manifestations and facets of the Bollywood phenomenon in Britain. The book analyzes the role of Hindi films in the British film market, it shows how audiences engage with Bollywood cinema and it discusses the ways the image of Bollywood in Britain has been shaped. In contrast to most of the existing books on the subject, which tend to approach Bollywood as something that is made by Asians for Asians, the book also focuses on how Bollywood has been adapted for non-Asian Britons. An analysis of Bollywood as an unofficial brand is combined with in-depth readings of texts like film reviews, the TV show Bollywood Star (2004) and novels and plays with references to the Bombay film industry. On this basis Bollywood in Britain demonstrates that the presentation of Bollywood for British mainstream culture oscillates between moments of approximation and distancing, with a clear dominance of the latter. Despite its alleged transculturality, Bollywood in Britain thus emerges as a phenomenon of difference, distance and Othering.
Dudrah, Rajinder (2002) 'Vilayati Bollywood: Popular Hindi Cinema-Going and
Diasporic South Asian Identity in ... of a Homosexual Subtext in Bollywood', in
Ajay Gehlawat, Reframing Bollywood: Theories of Popular Hindi Cinema.
Author: Rajinder Kumar Dudrah
Category: Social Science
Using an interdisciplinary framework, this book offers a fresh perspective on the issues of diaspora culture and border crossings in the films, popular cultures, and media and entertainment industries from the popular Hindi cinema of India. It analyses and discusses a range of key contemporary films in detail, such as Veer Zaara, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, and Dostana. The book uses the notion of travel analytically in and through the cinema to comment on films that have dealt with Indo-Pak border crossings, representations of diaspora, and gender and sexuality in new ways. It engages with common sense assumptions about everyday South Asian and diasporic South Asian cultures and representations as expressed in Bollywood cinema in order to look at these issues further. Moving towards an innovative exploration beyond the films, this book charts the circuits and routes of Bollywood as South Asian club cultures in the diaspora, and Hindi cinema entertainment shows around the world, as well as its impact on social media websites. Bollywood Travels is an original and thought provoking contribution to studies on Asian Culture and Society, Sociology, World Cinema, and Film, Media and Cultural Studies.
... be traced to performance traditions in Peking Opera ; the modulations of mood
and feeling in Monsoon Wedding ( 2001 ) by Indian director Mira Nair show the
influence of Sanskrit drama on even internationally produced Bollywood films .
Author: Cynthia Baron
Category: Performing Arts
Challenges conventional approaches to film by advancing the simple yet revolutionary idea that acting is of cinema's essential aspects. It is a study of film acting that challenges the long held belief that great cinematic performances are created in the editing room. Among the films discussed are several versions of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, Smoke, The grifters, Training day, Seven samurai and The magnificent seven, City lights (Charlie Chaplin). Also looks at acting coaches eg Lee Strasberg and Stanislavsky.
Most earlier works have justified the value and analytical potential of Hindi
popular films by situating the Indian ... shot - reverse - shot , close - up and reframing — to engage the audience at the intimacy represented between the
Author: Prajnaparamita Parasher
Category: Motion pictures
Retrospective Hallucination.............In Newly Decolonized India, Popular Film Found Itself At The Center Of The Celebration Of New Nationhood. Pranja Paramita Parasher Traces The Politics Of Representation, Who Is Acknowledged And Who Is Left Out, And Offers A Retrospective Glimpse Into The Aporias And Elisions Which Surround The Projection Of A Unified National Self. The Filmic Experience Is Visual, And Its Growing Library Forms An Archive Which Calls Into Question The Meaning Of History And Thus Allows Us To Imagine, To See, What Has Not Yet Been Thought. Review 1947'S Patriotic Self And It Is Gender'S Hollow Image That Is Most Haunting. Where Is Echo? Asks Gayatri Spivak Of Narcissism. From Replies And Silences Fixed In Film Records, Dr. Parasher Posits Echoes, Lost Stories Whose Dense Occupation Of Shadow Space Provides The Luminosity For Film'S Distracting Power, Radiant And Seductive In Its Absolute Control Of Reflected Light.
First is the increasing influence of Indian media; film (in particular Bollywood) and
television on the subcontinent as well as globally, through the intermingling of
Indian local and global 'location shooting' has fuelled the imagination of the ...
Author: Derek Thiam Soon Heng
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Over the past two decades, Singapore has advanced rapidly towards becoming a both a global city-state and a key nodal point in the international economic sphere. These developments have caused us to reassess how we understand this changing nation, including its history, population, and geography, as well as its transregional and transnational experiences with the external world. This collection spans several disciplines in the humanities and social sciences and draws on various theoretical approaches and methodologies in order to produce a more refined understanding of Singapore and to reconceptialize the challenges faced by the country and its peoples.
Author: Jayson Beaster-JonesPublish On: 2014-10-09
The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song Jayson Beaster-Jones. course
through the same kinds of democratic processes. This kind of reframing or
rereading of the lyrical message would be a kind of “second order index”
Author: Jayson Beaster-Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Bollywood Sounds focuses on the songs of Indian films in their historical, social, commercial, and cinematic contexts. Author Jayson Beaster-Jones takes readers through the highly collaborative compositional process, highlighting the contributions of film directors, music directors (composers), lyricists, musicians, and singers in song production. Through close musical and multimedia analysis of more than twenty landmark compositions, Bollywood Sounds illustrates how the producers of Indian film songs have long mediated a variety of musical styles, instruments, and performance practices to create a uniquely cosmopolitan music genre. As an exploration of the music of seventy years of Hindi films, Bollywood Sounds provides long-term historical insights into film songs and their musical and cinematic conventions in ways that will appeal both to scholars and to newcomers to Indian cinema.
In one Hindi film clip , the female artist is in a dress so short that the viewer is
allowed to glimpse her underwear ... Here , the MTV aesthetic takes a traditional
pose of sublimated Bollywood romanticism and by reframing it desublimates it .
In the last decade , Hindi films have become much more sexually explicit ,
exposing more of the body.28 While the ... Here , the MTV aesthetic takes a
traditional pose of sublimated Bollywood romanticism and by reframing it
desublimates it .
... as the reproduction and containment , or reframing , of deeply entrenched and
repeatedly produced inequalities , clichés , and ... I argue that Bollywood , indeed
any globalizing media , is an assemblage of interpenetrating multiplicities that ...
Author: Radhika Gajjala
Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
Category: Social Science
This book provides perspectives on how South Asian - often, more specifically, Indian - diasporas inhabit techno-mediated environments through their economic and socio-cultural activities. The themes examined include religion, caste, language, and gender in online communities and call centers, and the roles of these factors in the global economy, Bollywood online and offline, digital music, websites for arranging marriages, and so on. The book attempts to map «South Asia» in relation to global technospaces produced through and as a consequence of economic globalization efforts.
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Number DA3287107 This dissertation explores how the Bollywood film works to ...
Reframing an Asian Maritime Culture 43. Tracking Bollywood Cinema and Its
Networks 44. Crafting Identities : Pottery Communities in Asia as Tradition in
Transformation 45. Pan - Asianism , Internationalism , and ( De ) Colonization ...
Images on the Move : Reframing the Cinemas of Europe 31 . The Lost Picture
Show Education 51 . Lights , Camera , Action . ... Bollywood Spectaculars
Directing ( auteurs ) 9 . Men with Swords and Men with Suits : The Cinema of
Making Sense of Movies is a film appreciation text that focuses on the Hollywood style of moviemaking to examine the aesthetic, historical, and theoretical aspects of film studies. The text focuses on a limited number of significant movies to provide greater depth of knowledge and understanding, gradually expanding the number of films with each chapter.
The chapters in this volume seek to bring hybrid language practices to the center of discussions about English as a global language.
Author: Dr. Rani Rubdy
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The chapters in this volume seek to bring hybrid language practices to the center of discussions about English as a global language. They demonstrate how local linguistic resources and practices are involved in the refashioning of identities in a variety of cross-cultural and geographical contexts, and illustrate hybridity as an enactment of resistance and creativity. Drawing on a variety of disciplines and ideological perspectives, the authors use contexts as diverse as social media, Bollywood films, workplaces and kindergartens to explore the ways in which English has become a part of localities and social relations in ways that are of significant sociolinguistic interest in understanding the dynamics of mobile cultures and transcultural flows.
By 2025 , we'll as Jonathon Franzen did with The Bollywood , bar girls and slum
have the largest HIV - positive popula- ... decades ago and we've replaced the of
the affairs of the state — I'd armpoliticians are reframing the way we Brits with ...