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Narrative Convention and Form

M.K. Raghavendra

in Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696547
eISBN:
9780199080281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter looks into the regarded ‘constant features’ of Indian popular cinema. Here the essential features of popular cinema are identified to understand the transformations in the narrative ... More


Introduction

M.K. Raghavendra

in Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696547
eISBN:
9780199080281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Indian popular cinema is marked by many transformations. It has been subjected to the ‘constants’ found within the beliefs and worldview of the people of the Indian society and to the ‘variables’ ... More


The Bollywood Turn in South Asian Cinema: National, Transnational, or Global?

ANJALI GERA ROY and CHUA BENG HUAT

in Travels of Bollywood Cinema: From Bombay to LA

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075981
eISBN:
9780199081523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075981.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the historical and spatial flows of Indian popular cinema from Bombay (Mumbai) and other production centres in the Indian ... More


The “Corporate Era” of Chinese Cinema in the New Millennium and Feng’s Post-New Year Production

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the transformations in Feng's filmmaking as he moved away from the mode of comedy and returned to his early style of “social conscience,” in which the victory of the “small ... More


Introduction

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Feng Xiaogang is regarded as the most successful commercial film director since the middle of the 1990s. His films were so popular that they even surpassed imported Hollywood blockbusters at the box ... More


Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

M.K. Raghavendra

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195696547
eISBN:
9780199080281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Discussing the gradual transformation of Indian popular cinema into a ‘global entertainment’, this book examines the direction, the existing codes, the system employed, and the meaning that emerges ... More


Conjugal Assembly: Multiplex, Multiplot, and the Reconfigured Social Film

Sangita Gopal

in Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226304250
eISBN:
9780226304274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304274.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that the arrival of the multiplex theatre as an exhibition space for film-viewing might have also contributed to the shift and reformation of the celluloid couple. Perhaps due to ... More


Conclusion: Overlaps

Sally Faulkner

in A Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film in the 1960s

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621606
eISBN:
9780748651078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621606.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The key difference between the Viejo Cine Español and the Nuevo Cine Español (NCE) highlighted in this book is that of single and plural authorship. In popular cinema, the voices of producers, ... More


Postmodern Bollywood

Neelam Sidhar Wright and Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the postmodern, as an aesthetic style and fluid cultural practice, manifests in contemporary Bollywood film texts. Drawing upon the various concepts and traits identified by ... More


Pedagogic Practices and Newer Approaches to Contemporary Bollywood Cinema

Neelam Sidhar Wright

in Bollywood and Postmodernism: Popular Indian Cinema in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696345
eISBN:
9781474412155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696345.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on pedagogic practices and newer approaches to contemporary Bollywood cinema. It begins with a discussion of Satyajit Ray's views on popular Indian cinema and the reasons for ... More


Teaching and Research in French Cinema1

Phil Powrie and Keith Reader

in French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316555
eISBN:
9781846316692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316692.016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter first considers the ways in which teaching in French cinema has evolved since the 1970s. It then discusses developments in research, with a strong focus on the UK, but also taking into ... More


Studying French Cinema

Sarah Perks, Isabelle Vanderschelden, and Andy Willis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733162
eISBN:
9781800342002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733162.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Taking a text-led approach, with the emphasis on more recent popular films, Studying French Cinema is directed at non-specialists such as students of French, film studies, and the general reader with ... More


Seriously Good Fun

Neil Archer

in Studying Hot Fuzz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993238406
eISBN:
9781800341951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993238406.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter addresses how Hot Fuzz (2007) remains a very unusual and elusive film within the terms of modern popular cinema: a ‘formula’ movie that is also intricately conceived, crafted, ... More


Imag(in)ing Indian Muslims in Post-liberalization Hindi Cinema

Maidul Islam

in Indian Muslim(s) After Liberalization

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199489916
eISBN:
9780199097197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489916.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter depicts the nature of image constructions of Indian Muslims by the ideological state apparatus of popular Bollywood cinema. It argues that a constant process of vilification of Muslims ... More


The future of nostalgia: revindicating Spanish actors and acting in and through Cine de barrio

Duncan Wheeler

in Performance and Spanish Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719097720
eISBN:
9781526121172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097720.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the impact of the Spanish television programme Cine de barrio on popular discourses surrounding national film and performance styles. First airing in 1995, Cine de barrio pairs ... More


1946–56: darkness and light

Ben McCann

in Julien Duvivier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719091148
eISBN:
9781526124111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091148.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter traces Duvivier’s return to France in 1945, and his difficulties in readjusting to a new film-making climate that now feted new directors and emphasised authentic, location-filmed ... More


Julien Duvivier

Ben McCann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719091148
eISBN:
9781526124111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091148.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is the first ever English-language study of Julien Duvivier (1896-1967), once considered one of the world’s great film filmmakers. It provides new contextual and analytical readings of his ... More


Pierre Batcheff and Stardom in 1920s French Cinema

Phil Powrie and Eric Rebillard

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621972
eISBN:
9780748651191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621972.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a major study of a French silent cinema star. It focuses on Pierre Batcheff, a prominent popular cinema star in the 1920s, the French Valentino, best-known to modern audiences for his ... More


The Soundtrack Movie, Nostalgia and Consumption

Estella Tincknell

in Film's Musical Moments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623440
eISBN:
9780748651115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623440.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the relationship between musical performance and popular culture, where nostalgia can be central to the construction of meaning. It considers some of the cultural implications ... More


The Italian Film Industry (1945–1985)

Michael Guarneri

in Vampires in Italian Cinema, 1956-1975

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474458115
eISBN:
9781474490610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474458115.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter provides an overview of the history of the post-war Italian film industry from crisis to crisis, that is to say from the ground zero of 1945 (when the whole Italian film business had to ... More


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