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The Lines are Officially Blurred December 10, 2009

Posted by kellyparry111 in Uncategorized.
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So after I’ve completed my paper.. thirteen pages that continually refer to and defend Lagaan as a Bollywood film through and through.. after watching the film multiple times to gather all the information I wanted to use to support my classification of Lagaan as a thouroughly BOLLYWOOD film…after hours and hours of creatively approaching Lagaan as an example of a BOLLYWOOD film… and after I have put all the finishing touches on the paper… envelope sealed..I go to YouTube to watch the trailer for Lagaan. I LOVE Lagaan and I love watching trailers… sometimes they just do such a good job of pulling the greatness of the film into two minutes..

and THIS is what I find. Could this BE MORE AMERICAN? …. what can ya do….



Happy holidays!


Critical Resources December 3, 2009

Posted by Prof. RR in Uncategorized.
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Based on your paper topics, here are some books you might be interested in:

  • Transnational Cinema, The Film Reader, Eds. Elizabeth Ezra and Terry Rowden
  • Film and Nationalism, Ed. Alan Williams
  • An Accented Cinema : Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking, Hamid Naficy
  • Home, Exile, Homeland: Film, Media, and the Politics of Place, Hamid Naficy
  • East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections on Film, Eds. Leon Hunt and Leung Wing-Fai
  • Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema, Eds. Meaghan Morris, Siu Leung Li, and Stephen Chan Ching-Kiu
  • Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas, Kenneth Chan
  • Bollywood: Sociology Goes to the Movies, Rajinder Dudrah
  • Bollyworld : Popular Indian Cinema Through A Transnational Lens, Eds. Raminder Kaur and Ajay Sinha
  • Global Bollywood, Eds. Anandam Kavoori and Aswin Punathambekar
  • Global Bollywood: Travels of Hindi Song and Dance, Eds. Sangita Gopal and Sujata Moorti
  • Cinema of Interruptions: Action Genres in Contemporary Indian Cinema, Lalitha Gopalan
  • The Cinematic Imagination: Indian Popular Films as Social History, Jyotika VirdiĀ 

Slumdog December 3, 2009

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How should we characterize Slumdog Millionaire? It’s an American film, made by a British filmmaker (Danny Boyle), co-directed by an Indian director (Loveleen Tandan), with British-Indian (Dev Patel) and Indian (Freida Pinto) actors as well as non-actors, set entirely in India. What made this film a worldwide critical and commercial success? What do we even call this hybrid production? What is its relationship with Hollywood? With Bollywood?