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The Films of Buddhadeb Dasgupta
The Films of Buddhadeb Dasgupta

The Films of Buddhadeb Dasgupta

by John W Hood

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Language

English

Publisher

Orient Longman

ISBN

8125028021 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 224

Binding

Paperback

John W Hood

Author: John W Hood
Publisher: Orient Longman
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 224
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125028021

Description

Buddhadeb Dasgupata has established himself as one of India’s finest filmmakers and won international acclaim for his thirteen feature films. His works are characterized by technical excellence and artistic beauty and are noted for their extraordinary originality in both style and substance. The themes of his films are as varied as they are many, but there is an abiding concern for the individual in isolation or alienation, for the misfit, the rebel, and the lonely. The films cherish pity as creative emotion and value innocence and simplicity as constructive virtues. Heroism sometimes consists in honesty and dedication to a cause, although many of Dasgupta’s heroes, given his profound sense of realism, are sadly obliged to bow to circumstances.

In this work, every one of the feature films is discussed in detail-the films about the vulnerability of dedication, the struggle against poverty, the integrity of the modern day artist, notions of sanity and insanity and falling out of history, the transcending of human society and its various constraints on creativity, and the triumph of beauty over the ugliness of violence. Dasgupta is also a highly esteemed poet in Bengali, and there is a concluding chapter on the relationship between his poetry and his cinema.

Contents

AUTHOR’S NOTE

INTRODUCTION

ONE
Dreams for New Seasons

TWO
The Frailty of Commitment

THREE
In Pursuit of defilement

FOUR
Troupers, Tigers and Transistors

FIVE
But Nothing Sts the Same

SIX
The Gilded Cage and the Lonely Sky

SEVEN
Insensibility and the Power of Red Beetles

EIGHT
And Even the Stones did Groan

NINE
Life at the throw of a Dice

TEN
The Dream Machine

ELEVEN
The Poet as Filmmaker

Filmograpy

Bibliography

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