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Beyond the World of Apu: The Films of Satyajit Ray

Authors (s): John W. Hood (Author)
Format: Softcover
ISBN-13: 9788125035107
Pages: xii+476p., Index; 22cm.
Pub. date: 25.07.2008, Reprint
Publisher: Orient Longman Private Limited
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB48793
List price: US $ 46,00
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Overview for Beyond the World of Apu: The Films of Satyajit Ray

In this new work, John W. Hood makes a thoroughly informed, socio-historical critique of all twenty-nine feature films of Satyajit Ray. Structured along themes which the author has identified in Ray's movies, this reassessment analyses each film independently, on the basis of its individual merits and lapses, carefully avoiding the popular hagiography that is common to much of Ray criticism. Having taken us through the two ends of the spectrum of excellence and mediocrity that comprise Ray's work, Hood concludes his incisive study by affirming that "What makes Ray ascend into the realms of the great is his profound sense of humanity".A highly accessible work on arguably the finest film-maker India has ever produced, this book will engage not only serious readers of cinematic texts but also be a valuable learning resource for students of film studies, all over the world.
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