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Cyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (2 Vols-Set)

Sushil Arora

ISBN 10: 8126119330 / ISBN 13: 9788126119332
Published by Anmol, New Delhi, 2004
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Contents Vol. I Introduction. 1. Indian movie films in historical perspective silent era i. Importance of studying film history. ii. Background of the advent of films. iii. The Silent era of Indian films. 2. Indian movie films in historical perspective talkie era. 3. Typology of Indian films i. Importance of studying typology. ii. The problem associated with framing a typology. iii. Typology framed by others. iv. Typology of Indian films as in the present study. 4. The Indian New Wave films i. New wave and its origin abroad. ii. Relevant views denying existence of New Wave films. iii. Factors of origin of Indian New Wave films. iv. New wave film makers and the issues covered. v. Charges against the new wave films and defence. vi. Future of New wave films in India. 5. Socio cultural realities as reflected in movie films types of realities filmic realities the film culture ethnographic films religious films historical films music and dance i. Broad categories of films. ii. Types of realities. iii. Filmic realities. iv. The film culture. v. Ethnographic films. vi. Fiction films with coherent themes. vii. Religious films. viii. Historical films. ix. Music and dance. 6. Socio cultural realities as reflected in Indian films social evils and problems messages and reforms patriotism revolution and nationalism family social life and social change i. Social evils and problems. ii. Messages and reforms. iii. Patriotism revolution and nationalism. iv. Family socio political life and social change. 7. Indian movie films a psychological perspective i. Psychological perspective. 8. Indian movie films government's view point and involvement i. The cinematograph acts. ii. Censor board. iii. The film institutes. iv. National awards. v. The international film festival of India. vi. The state government's incentive. vii. Amelioration of cine workers. viii. Fraternity and alliance at other fronts. 9. Indian movie films audience's view point i. The universe. ii. The film viewing habit. iii. The audience's views on the movie films. Vol. II 10. Indian movie films and its impact positive and negative i. Some relevant views. ii. The present framework. iii. Impact of films. iv. Cinema's contribution to national integration. 11. Indian movie films expanding horizons and a vast potential i. Expansion schemes for television. ii. Television programmes. iii. Impact of television and videos. iv. The prospect. Conclusion. Appendices. References. Index. Cyclopaedia of Indian Cinema is methodogically based on primary and secondary sources the author focusses his findings on many of the unexplored dimensions of Indian Cinema at one hand and cine observer's views on the other. A pioneering work besides a befitting introduction and conclusion covers details on the history of Indian Cinema and its typology psychological dimension of films Government's policies and involvement audience's view point socio cultural realities that the films reflect new wave and regional films impact of films on Indian society its expanding horizons in the form of television video and future potentials. Besides the main body the appendices covers important information on various aspects including emphasis on the constituents or elements of Indian Cinema in terms of various sub headings viz. elements f absurdity sexy scenes scenes of crime idealism pathos comedy symbolism and ethnographic elements. The book excluding introduction and conclusion covers eleven chapters and ninety three tables. It also includes various photographs as illustrative materials vividly exposing various dimensions of Indian Cinema. The book is of immense value for all those having casual or serious interest in the study of cinema. It is of utmost importance for the social scientists in general and for anthropologists sociologists media people cinema people in particular. 694 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 52834

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Title: Cyclopaedia of Indian Cinema (2 Vols-Set)

Publisher: Anmol, New Delhi

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition:As New

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