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So Many Cinemas - The Motion Picture in India
So Many Cinemas - The Motion Picture in India

So Many Cinemas - The Motion Picture in India

by B D Garga

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Language

English

Publisher

Eminence Designs/Timeless

ISBN

81900 6021X - Year: 1996 - Pages: 320

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: B D Garga
Publisher: Eminence Designs/Timeless
Year: 1996
Language: English
Pages: 320
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81900 6021X

Description

This book on art paper in large format, is a kaleidoscopic and captivating overview of the history of cinema in India. It has a comprehensively researched text of over a hundred thousand words, enhanced by touches of satire and humor. It is sumptuously illustrated with over 400 rare photographs, working stills, and other film memorabilia, most of which are from the author's enviable personal collection.



July 7 was the momentous day in 1896, when a Lumiere Brothers' representative presented the first cinematograph show at Watson's Hotel in Bombay. Indian audiences were enthralled by the spellbinding new form of entertainment - a phenomenon that has persisted through the following decades, with India playing a leading role as the largest film-producing country in the world.



Despite the immense threat posed by the advent of television in the 1960s, the Indian film industry has continued t prosper, with the production of spectacular movies for the millions supported by megastars and mega budgets. Although the majority of films are still predominantly made for the masses with a plethora of songs and dances, Indian cinema is now gaining international recognition and accolades, with the last renowned film-maker Satyajit Ray being awarded the coveted Oscar in 1992.



So many Cinemas is a kaleidoscopic and captivating overview of the history of cinema in India, authored by the eminent documentary film maker B D Garga, who is reputed as a pioneering historian and commentator of Indian films. The book has a comprehensively researched text of over a hundred thousand words, enhanced by touches of satire and humor. It is sumptuously illustrated with over 00 rare photographs, working stills, post cards, advertisements, film booklets and other film memorabilia, most of which are from the author's enviable personal collection.

Contents

Author's Note and Acknowledgements



Marvel of the Century


Let's Praise These Men


An Era of Innocence


The Empire Strikes Back


The Sound and Fury


The Movie Moghuls


The Movie Kaleidoscope


Emerging New Voices


Cinema as Spectacle


Movies for the Masses


Megabudgets and Megastars


The Bengal Visionaries


Different Strokes


So Many Cinemas


Epilogue



Chronology of events

Photo Credits

Select Bibliography

Index of Names

Index of Films

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