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  A CULTURAL HISTORY OF MALAY FILMS
Documentary films were in plenty, newsreel featuring the victorious Japanese against the allied armies, and clipping of films encouraging the adaptation and the adaptation of Japanese culture, such as Bushido and others.
The fifties were a nationalistic era, the freedom generation, the puritan cultural generation, and with their vocal demand that Malay film should be directed by Malays, spearheading this is the Singapore Malay Journalist Association who sees the enroachment of foreign culture and misrepresentation of native culture via "adapted" films by Indian director.
With the advent of new Malay film directors, there is a tendency to go back to their root cultures, that is their films used folk tales and history as their screenplay.
www.geocities.com /seapavaa/whatsnew/malay.htm   (787 words)

  
  Indian film directors: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ritwik ghatak was one of the avante-garde directors of post-independence bengali cinema....
Mira nair (born october 15, 1957) is a new york-based indian film director....
The film and television institute of india (ftii) is a film school in pune, india....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/i/in/indian_film_directors.htm   (1944 words)

  
 Bollywood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Film kisses are no longer banned; the once-ubiquitous "wet" scenes, with damp saris molded to an actress's curvaceous form, have been replaced by skin, pure and simple.
In modern films, Indian dance elements often blend with Western dance styles (as seen on MTV or in Broadway musicals), though it is not unusual to see Western pop and pure classical dance numbers side by side in the same film.
Directors compete to hire the most popular stars of the day, who are believed to guarantee the success of a movie (though this belief is not always supported by box-office results).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bollywood   (3256 words)

  
 Indian film directors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
India has many regional film centres: Bollywood, the largest, in Mumbai, producing films in the Hindi language; Kolkata, for films in Bengali; Chennai, for films in Tamil, etc. Most Indian film directors are known for their work with one regional industry.
Parallel cinema is otherwise known as New Indian Cinema, Indian New Wave, Indian Neo-Realism, or by the man/woman in the street, "art films".
Many of the directors were graduates of the FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), in Pune.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_film_directors   (336 words)

  
 Indian Film Music
The study of Indian film music is not only of interest to an ethnomusicologist, but can also be quite valuable to people interested in film music in general.
Indian composers, particularly in the case of background music, are not limited by such expectations.
Indian films also do this, but because the music is so often in the foreground, they take it even further by bursting into song.
christopher.goodman.net /Papers/Indian_Film_Music.html   (2822 words)

  
 Category:Indian film directors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category lists film directors of Indian origin.
Classification: People: By occupation: Film directors: By nationality: Indian
There are 3 subcategories shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Indian_film_directors   (84 words)

  
 Indian FilmMakers - HindustanTimes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Of all the young Indian film directors who are currently making inroads into the global consciousness, Kolkata’s Rituparno Ghosh is probably the most consistently in the spotlight.
Raincoat, his first Hindi-language film, is ready for nationwide commercial release even as his previous film plays as part of the Indian Panorama during IFFI 2004.
Indian cinema as a whole needs more craftsmen of his ilk – prolific yet precise, indefatigable yet introspective.
www.hindustantimes.com /news/specials/indian-filmmaker/ritu.shtml   (767 words)

  
 Indian film Mirch Masala makes for peculiar viewing
The film is set in colonial India during the early 1940s when tax collectors known as Subedars would travel from village to village with their bands of soldiers and demand payment of land taxes.
The film tells the story of one such Subedar (played by Naseeruddin Shah) and a woman named Sonbai (played by the late Smita Patil) who courageously resists his advances, flees from his grasp, and takes refuge in a local spice factory.
The best one can say about the film as a whole is that Mehta has managed to avoid the worst excesses and mistakes of his peers in the commercial Indian cinema and that his goals remain commendable ones.
www-tech.mit.edu /V109/N58/masala.58a.html   (1013 words)

  
 Indian film books
The film under discussion was produced in a transitional period at the end of the "heyday of the Bombay studio" and the rising dominance of the freelance producers and directors.
Basically the 1940s and 1950s were the period of secular film in the Indian context, mirroring the Nehruvian project of creating and maintaining a secular state based on a clearly defined constitution that recognised all of the religions and communities of India without privileging any one.
Dwyer's work on film and the new Indian middle class is important and provides us with fresh ways of thinking about popular Indian film that goes beyond the earlier accounts that wanted to dismiss them as formulaic, trivial and unimportant.
www.latrobe.edu.au /screeningthepast/reviews/rev_16/BSbr16a.html   (1224 words)

  
 INDIAN MIRROR - ARTS - Cinema, architecture, sculpture, paintings, dance, music, literature
Two films on the city of Kolkatta, "Calcutta 71" and "Padatik" and a Telugu film, "Oka Oorie Katha" signaled the end of a phase of Sen's career.
Tributes and Retrospectives of his films were held in Pesaro Helsinki in 1985, La Rochelle in 1987, Nantes in 1989, Munich in 1992 and New York in 1994.
Aravindan's films were marked by a stark purity, pervaded with a lyrical passion and almost unapproachable in distance from other cinema in Kerala.
www.indianmirror.com /arts/arts6.html   (1447 words)

  
 Indian film directors
India has many regional film centres: Bollywood, the largest, in Mumbai, producing films in the Hindi language; Kolkata, for films in Bengali; Chennai, for films in Tamil, etc. Most Indian film directors are known for their work with one regional industry.
Parallel cinema is otherwise known as New Indian Cinema, Indian New Wave, Indian Neo-Realism, or by the man/woman in the street, "art films".
Many of the directors were graduates of the FTII (Film and Television Institute of India), in Pune.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/i/in/indian_film_directors.html   (320 words)

  
 Filmi Sangeet - The Indian film song
The term "Film Song" is today somewhat of a misnomer because there are many songs of this genre that have never been in any film.
The birth of the Indian film song may be traced to the advent of India's first sound motion picture in 1931.
It appears that film music is in the process of spawning a number of new and related genre.
chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/filmi.html   (1258 words)

  
 Daily Excelsior... Editorial
Not only was his film one of last year's smash hit' at the box office, it also winched most of the popular awards in the country, even making it to the coveted Panoramma section of the 1998 international film festival of India.
At the 46th National Film Festival, the award for the best Arts/Cultural Film of 1998 was given to Dasgupta's documentary because it is a moving tribute from one artiste to another and appreciation of the painter's hidden expression.
Malayalam, Director Shahji N Karun is one of the country's leading cinematographer and film directors.
www.dailyexcelsior.com /00oct23/edit.htm   (5687 words)

  
 Aurofilm
The newsletter aims at informing people about the work of various film directors, gives information on coming films, shares articles on the cinema of India or cinema in general, informs readers about our work and research in Aurofilm, etc. It also, of course, gives the programme of film shows for the coming month.
Also, once a year, we try and organise a film workshop as an opportunity to work with various Auroville students on a complete film project: the choice of subject, writing of the script, film shooting, sound recording, editing and projection.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan, one of the best known Indian film directors, whose work is internationally known and acclaimed, stayed in Auroville for some time.
www.auroville.org /journals&media/aurofilm.htm   (725 words)

  
 Filmi Sangeet - The Indian film song
The term "Film Song" is today somewhat of a misnomer because there are many songs of this genre that have never been in any film.
The birth of the Indian film song may be traced to the advent of India's first sound motion picture in 1931.
It appears that film music is in the process of spawning a number of new and related genre.
www.chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/filmi.html   (1258 words)

  
 Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization devoted to paving the way for a greater appreciation of India's cinema and diverse culture by providing the public with a selection of films from and about India by Indian and International filmmakers.
Directors, producers and cast will be invited to present their films and share their experiences with the audiences.
The objective of this new program is to offer the new generation of talented filmmakers the opportunity to meet with players of the North American film industry and provide them with a unique opportunity to advance their careers.
www.indianfilmfestival.org /aboutus.html   (463 words)

  
 Cinema of India Summary
Indian films are gaining increasing popularity in the rest of the world, especially in countries with large numbers of expatriate Indians.
The principal difference between American and Indian commercial cinema is that Indian films usually feature periodic song-and-dance routines (thus they can be considered musical films) which, in a good movie, are expected to move the story forward (in mediocre movies, they are poorly integrated into the story).
Their films were showcased at government film festivals and on the government-run TV station, Doordarshan.
www.bookrags.com /Cinema_of_India   (4819 words)

  
 Bollywood - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
In modern films, Indian dance elements often blend with Western dance styles (as seen on MTV or in Broadway musicals), though it is not unusual to see Western pop and pure classical dance numbers side by side in the same film.
Directors compete to hire the most popular stars of the day, who are believed to guarantee the success of a movie (though this belief is not always supported by box-office results).
One notable film clan is the Kapoors: the patriarch Prithviraj Kapoor, his sons Raj Kapoor, Shammi, and Shashi, Raj's sons Randhir, Rishi, and Rajiv, and Randhir's daughters Karisma and Kareena Kapoor, have all been popular actors or even stars.
www.factbug.org /cgi-bin/a.cgi?a=4246   (2409 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Film | Features | Eastern promises
Indian film directors are trawling the world for new acting talent.
At 21 she's older than the average A-level student, but her education was rather disrupted by the Indian film industry.
The role of the criminal underworld in financing some of the films, we're told, was brought home when director Makesh Duggal was shot dead in broad daylight.
film.guardian.co.uk /bollywood/story/0,11871,683355,00.html   (1337 words)

  
 Manas: Culture, Indian Cinema
Though the first film advertisement in India appeared in the Times of India on 7 July 1896, inviting people to witness the Lumiere Brothers' moving pictures, "the wonder of the world", it was not until early 1913 that an Indian film received a public screening.
The social films of V. Shantaram, more than anything else, paved the way for an entire set of directors who took it upon themselves to interrogate not only the institutions of marriage, dowry, and widowhood, but the grave inequities created by caste and class distinctions.
The film portrays the travails of a Harijan girl, played by Devika Rani, and a Brahmin boy, played by Ashok Kumar, whose love for each other cannot merely be consummated but must have a tragic end.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/Culture/Cinema/cinema.html   (631 words)

  
 'Foreigners view Indian films as song, dance and nothing'-India Buzz-Entertainment-NEWS-The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
NEW DELHI: From Arth in the 80s to Lagaan and Monsoon Wedding, Indian cinema has come of age and filmmakers are now experimenting with off-beat story-lines, but for the overseas audience, Bollywood films with their melodramatic tales interspersed with song and dance continue to remain the only representative of Indian filmdom.
While masala films are being distributed abroad, meaningful films, including those made by regional film-makers, have not been taken across the seas, says Barua.
She recalls Hey Ram as the last good Indian film to be shown in her country, saying it was a pleasent surprise for the people who were used to the usual Bollywood formula of melodrama mixed with song and dance.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /cms.dll/articleshow?artid=25050113   (713 words)

  
 INDIAN FILM MUSIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Each song is treasured for that special moment in the film when the hero and/or heroine burst into song in the middle of a spectacular scene.
The majority of the films and hence the songs are in Hindi, although there are large commercial industries producing films and songs in other languages, especially Tamil and Telegu in the South.
Film Music, or "Filmi Geet" is heavily influenced by traditional Indian music genres, especially ghazals (poetic songs), qawaalis(Sufi devotional), bhajans (Hindu devotional) and Natya Sangeet (stage music) - all of which are strongly rooted in Indian Classical Music.
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 Some Great Links related to director Ram Gopal Varma, Indian Cinema and Indian film directors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He has revolutionised the Tamil Film Industry, the Indian Film Industry in general with technically strong films that are beautifully photographed, excellent music, a tremendous script based on stories which are very close to reality (Nayagan, Roja, Bombay and Kannathil Muthamittal).
Director Bala kicked off his career with a stupendous debut with Sethu (Tamil), which was remade by Telugu, Kannada and Hindi directors as Seshu (Dr. Rajashekar), Hucha (Sudeep), Terre Naam (Salman Khan, Bhoomika Chawla) respectively, and, which saw lead star Vikram come within an inch of a National Award for best actor.
The man, who redefined contemporary Indian music, and is the pride of the entire nation and an idol for millions all over the world needs no preamble.
www.geocities.com /rgv_shiva/links.htm   (664 words)

  
 Indian film music directors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most Indian films are musicals, and their music directors are among the best known musicians in India.
Music directors are typically both composers and arrangers.
Cassettes or CDs of a movie's music are often released before the movie itself.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_film_music_directors   (94 words)

  
 South/Southeast Asian Cinema: A Selected Bibliography/Videography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries
The Kaleidoscope of Indian Cinema / Hameeduddin Mahmood.
In a country where film is one of the few forms of mass media available to all levels of society, film-related politicians were able to mold a positive image of themselves, an image that emphasized altruism, bravery, and charity.
His first film, Pather Panchali (Song of the Road), was completed in 1955, after which he produced over 30 movies evoking the milieu of Bengal; many of his films address the moral condition of changing India between the 1960s and the early 1990s.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/AsianBib.html   (9565 words)

  
 American Indian Film Institute :: Welcome
For over 30 years the American Indian Film Festival has featured ground- breaking films and documentaries from American Indian people and this year was no exception with two select theatre venues at the UA Galaxy Theatre and the historic Palace of Fine Arts.
A diverse assortment of films were showcased throughout the eight -day venue during the matinee and evening programs at the American Indian Film Festival.
The student- made films were watched by various students from the Bay Area as well as the student filmmakers from the United Auburn Indian Community.
www.aifisf.com /welcome.htm   (1217 words)

  
 Directors :: Indian Celebrities :: ceeby.com!!
The Indian film industry has had many star actors and star directors, but none has managed to grab Hollywood’s attention the way Shekar Kapoor has.
His foray into the film world was in the form of an actor, but he failed miserably.
Then he took to directing films and thus Bollywood got a director who was to take the essences of the Indian film industry to the West.
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