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  Cinema India : Art of Bollywood at the National Gallery of Victoria | Art Knowledge News
Some of the most remarkable examples of Indian cinema art are soon to land in Melbourne as the National Gallery of Victoria opens Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood on exhibition until 20 May, 2007.
Tony Ellwood, Deputy Director International Art, NGV said Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood was sure to delight a wide range of audiences upon its opening in Melbourne.
Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood will travel to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney from 6 June – 14 October 2007.
www.artknowledgenews.com /National_Gallery_of_Victoria_Art_Of_Bollywood.html   (514 words)

  Culturopedia.com - Cinema in India
India has the unique distinction of producing the largest number of films anywhere in the world and in many languages.
It is estimated that an audience as large as India's entire population flocks to its cinema houses every two months.
For most Indians, cinema is integral to their lives; it is not a distant, 2-3 hour distraction, but a vicarious lifestyle for them.
www.culturopedia.com /Cinema/cinemaintro.html   (226 words)

  II Journal: The Roots of South Indian Cinema
Cinema made its appearance in India at the beginning of the twentieth century, when the country was poised for major social and political changes.
The role of cinema as an agency of modernization is discussed by Daniel Lerner in his book, The Passing of a Traditional Society, a study of mass media in the Middle East.
As cinema was becoming established as a popular entertainment in south India, the Non-Cooperation Movement aimed against British rule brought about a political awakening and Gandhi emerged as a national leader.
www.umich.edu /~iinet/journal/vol9no2/baskaran_cinema.html   (1765 words)

  Science Fair Projects - Cinema of India
India is a major regional center for cinema.
In South India, art cinema was patronized relatively better in the province of Kerala.
Indian cinema is also influencing the English and American musical; A.R. Rahman, India's star filmi composer, was recruited for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Bombay Dreams, and a musical version of Hum Aapke Hain Koun played in London's West End.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Cinema_of_India   (1180 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cinema of India
Cinema houses were set up in major Indian cities in this period, like one in Madras (in 1900 by Major Warrick), the Novelty Cinema in Bombay (where newsreels from the Boer Wars were shown) and the Elphinstone Picture Palace in Calcutta (set up by J.F. Madan in 1907).
In the meantime, the Hindi cinema had seen the rise of its first acknowledged genius, Guru Dutt, whose films critiqued the conventions of society and deplored the conditions which induce artists to relinquish their inspiration.
For nearly 50 years, the Indian cinema has been the central form of entertainment in India, and with its increased visibility and success abroad, it won't be long until the Indian film industry will be well thought-out to be its western counterpart- Hollywood.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cinema-of-India   (563 words)

 Cinema of India Summary
Cinema was introduced in India on 7 July 1896 when the Lumière brothers invited the residents of Mumbai (Bombay) to see their movies brought from France.
The Tamil cinema also had a strong connection with South Indian politics because the famous Tamil film actor M. Ramachandran (1917–1987, known as MGR) became chief minister of the state of Tamil Nadu and was succeeded in that position by the actress Jayalitha.
Cinema was introduced in India on July 7, 1896.
www.bookrags.com /Cinema_of_India   (4819 words)

 Indian Cinema - Embassy of India in Armenia [ENG]
Indian cinema also acquired two Indian characteristics; first the subject matter of a large percentage of films was drawn from Indian mythology.
Cinema grew as a magnificent diversion with speech, song, dance and mime, rich in emotions of all kinds in which conflicts got harmoniously resolved with happiness for the people through the victory of the hero.
The encounter between India's traditional forms of dance and music and the new technology of projecting speaking and moving pictures on the screen is the basis of popular Indian cinema.
www.indianembassy.am /eng/cinema.html   (643 words)

 Cinema of India - Definition up Erdmond.Com
The number of movies produced in India is the largest in the world (1200 for the year 2002), although most of them are commercial flops.
Although Indian cinema is not widely distributed in other parts of the world, within India locally made films compete strongly against imports from the rest of the world.
One of the most artistically inclined film industries in India, producing critically acclaimed cinema from the likes of Satyajit_Ray (who is the only Indian to to have won a life-time achievement Academy_Award), is that of Bengali_cinema.
www.erdmond.com /Cinema_of_India.html   (293 words)

 DVD rental place in Hyderabad - Cinema Paradiso
Cinema Paradiso, India's exclusive DVD rental chain, finally moved to Hyderabad to leave an imprint here in the city that loves films.
Cinema Paradiso was inaugurated on December 18th by popular actor of Murari and Okkadu - Mahesh Babu.
Cinema Paradiso opened its first store in India in Chennai in July 2003 and has drawn rave reviews from the city's film buffs.
www.idlebrain.com /news/2000march20/cinemaparadiso.html   (861 words)

 NFDC: Filming in India, Shooting in India, Indian Movies, Indian Films & Cinema, Bollywood
Nehru Centre Planetarium, Worli with a 110 seating capacity preview theatre, it is proposed to refurnish the same with suitable modification to the layout, screen etc.
National Film Development Corporation of India is the central agency established to encourage the good cinema movement in the country.
The primary goal of the NFDC is to plan, promote and organize an integrated and efficient development of the Indian film industry and foster excellence in cinema.
www.nfdcindia.com   (149 words)

 Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood
Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood captures the excitement and glamour of Bollywood and brings together some of the most remarkable examples of Indian cinema art.
Cinema India explores the phenomenon of Bollywood, primarily through film advertising materials – posters, hoardings, lobby cards and song books – from the 1930s to the present day.
India’s struggle for independence, the search for a national identity and the influence of traditional and western cultures are all reflected in the films and marketing material.
www.powerhousemuseum.com /exhibitions/cinema_india.asp   (402 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cinema houses were set up in major Indian cities in this period, like one in Madras (in 1900 by Major Warrick), the Novelty Cinema in Bombay (where newsreels from the Boer Wars were shown) and the Elphinstone Picture Palace in Calcutta (set up by J.F. Madan in 1907).
Distinctions between regional cinemas may be eroding with the new practice of simulaneous release in several languages.
The Hindi film industry, based in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), is the largest branch of the cinema of India and often called 'Bollywood' (a melding of Hollywood and Bombay).
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Cinema_of_India   (3325 words)

 Windows on Asia
Dadasaheb significant contribution to the Indian cinema was formally recognized with the institution of the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Awards in 1966.
The Film and Television Institute of India was established at Pune in 1959 to develop technical skills of the film industry, thus emerged new films and film directors.
India, Tezaab, Qayamat se Qayamat Tak, Main Pyar Kiya, Chandni, Tridev, Hum, Ghayal, Saudagar, Rakhwala, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander, Hum Hain Rahi Pyarke, Baazigar, Aaina, Yeh Dillagi, Hum Apake Hai Kaun, Krantiveer, Raja and Rangeela were some of the popular Hindi films of the last decade.
www.asia.msu.edu /southasia/india/culture/cinema.html   (1255 words)

 Cinema of India - ArticleWorld   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dadasaheb Phalke is considered to be the Father of Cinema of India.
Art cinema is generally on a shoe-strip budget and funded by the government.
India is a very diverse country having many languages, so regional films also contribute towards the Indian cinema in a huge way.
www.articleworld.org /index.php?title=Cinema_of_India&printable=yes   (387 words)

 National Portal of India : Know India : Culture and Heritage
India has one of the oldest film industries in the world.
The post-independence period saw the Golden Era of Indian cinema, where one witnessed a shift in focus from mythological issues to melodious socials and melodramas.
The dialogues in Indian cinema are primarily composed in Hindi, though frequent use of poetic Urdu words are pretty common.
india.gov.in /knowindia/cinema.php   (703 words)

 The Lantern - Song and dance fill cinema of India
Cinema in India started with the traveling film shows of the Lumiere brothers, innovators of the motion picture, who brought the medium to the attention of a number of countries, said Dina Bangdel, visiting associate professor in the history of art department.
Kerry Brown, a graduate student in art history who is taking Bangdel's cinema class, said she was initially turned off by the idea of Bollywood films because of the singing and the dancing, but after one film she was hooked.
Brown said Bollywood cinema focuses on escapism and not on the graphic depiction of reality, as it often is in the West.
www.thelantern.com /home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=6d8fe40c-9f53-4631-8d17-591a5e980ef5   (846 words)

 Indian Cinema: Tisch School of the Arts at NYU
This conference brings together most of the major scholars on Indian Cinema from around the world, as well as new and emerging scholars in the field, in order to take stock of current work and outline directions for future research in the field.
The goal of the conference is to foster a deeper understanding of the aesthetic, economic, and technological forces that have shaped the history and practice of cinema in India.
In particular, the conference is designed to combine existing approaches to Indian film with new perspectives that recognize the transformative power of globalization on the aesthetic, social, and cultural value of cinema, and thereby foster new ways of thinking about the past.
cinema.tisch.nyu.edu /object/indiancinema.html   (534 words)

 Aden :: Regal Cinema :: Khormaksar Aden :: Shenaz Cinema :: Saba Cinema
R.A.F. Khormaksar's open-air Astra Cinema had walls of pinky/red with large ventilation holes to allow the breeze to pass through.
For first-timers to the cinema it was at first a novelty to look up and see the stars, as there was no roof, but it became an annoyance when the noise from aircraft taking off, in reverse thrust, or going around, would drown out the movie soundtrack.
The shortcomings of the open-air design would be further increased when in 1965 the risk of a grenade being thrown over the wall into the cinema was too great to enable it to continue in operation.
adenairways.com /cinemas.htm   (185 words)

 Fingerprinting Popular Culture: The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema
Popular cinema is a particularly potent political and cultural document in highly diverse societies, where the audiovisual can cut across barriers of language and region, culture and class.
Cinema in India has always been a play of middle-class sensibilities and fantasy life.
The essays also cover popular cinema's fear of using comedy when dealing with the legitimacy and authority of the state; the 'ideal' femininity conjured by Lata Mangeshkar's voice; and the debts to Hollywood and the carnivalesque that shape Guru Dutt's comedies.
www.exoticindiaart.com /book/details/IDF422   (502 words)

 Arts Cinema In India - Arts And Culture Of India - Music, Dance, Architecture Etc Of India
India also features the cheapest cost of tickets in the world (the average ticket cost only 20 US cents), and the biggest movie studio in the world, Ramoji Film City [citation needed].
The principal difference between American and Indian commercial cinema, is that Indian film usually feature periodic song-and-dance routines, which, in a good movie, are expected to move the story forward (in mediocre movies, they are poorly integrated into the story).
However, the meeting betwen Hollywood and India is a two-way process: Western audiences are becoming more interested in India, as evidenced by the mild success of Lagaan and Bride and Prejudice.
www.bharatadesam.com /arts/cinema_in_india.php   (1276 words)

 Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood - visual art preview from The Blurb
From large-scale hoardings and over 100 posters to costumes and excerpts from key films, Cinema India charts the historical, political and cultural changes in India as seen through the eyes of the Bollywood film industry.
Tony Ellwood, Deputy Director International Art, NGV said Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood was sure to delight a wide range of audiences upon its opening in Melbourne.
Cinema India: The Art of Bollywood will display landmark images and explore major themes which outline the stylistic and historic development of Bollywood cinema.
www.theblurb.com.au /Issue75/CinemaIndia.htm   (451 words)

Cinema is only one century old, but it has emerged as the most powerful influence on an Indians' emotions.
It was a landmark in the history of Indian cinema.
Aravindan's disregard for cinematic conventions made his films outstanding even among the strongly individualistic and forward-looking films that Malayalam cinema was known for.
www.indianmirror.com /arts/arts6-old.html   (1379 words)

 Cannes: wake up call for India - Indian Cinema
From India, Raka Dutta's 28-minute film 'Chinese Whispers' is the only movie that's been selected for the students' short film section by the jury members for Cinefondation - a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the work of student filmmakers in postgraduate programmes.
They will be screened at Tous les cinemas du monde (All the cinemas of the world), an independent section and not a part of the festival's official selection.
India made a good start at the first Cannes Film Festival in 1946 - Chetan Anand's 'Neecha Nagar' was shown in the competition section and it walked away with the Grand Prix award.
movies.monstersandcritics.com /indiancinema/features/article_1297681.php/Cannes_wake_up_call_for_India   (723 words)

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