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Satyajit Ray: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Barun Chanda (Author)

Satyajit Ray’s Seemabaddha (1971), a stinging indictment of the corporate rat race, remains one of the iconic film-maker’s most feted works. It starred debutant Barun Chanda, who won a special prize for his performance. Now, fifty years later, Barun Chanda documents his experience of working in the film and being directed by Satyajit Ray, someone he describes as ‘the man who knew too much’. But Satyajit Ray: The Man Who Knew Too Much is more than just an account of the making of a film.The author also presents a detailed and informative study of the various avatars of Ray as a film-maker: his sense of script and ear for dialogue, his instinctive grasp of the nuances of music, his penchant for casting non-actors and ability to get the perfect face for a role, his genius in designing a film’s title sequence. Insightful and informed by a rare understanding of the master’s works, this is an invaluable addition to the corpus of work on Satyajit Ra

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Title Satyajit Ray: The Man Who Knew Too Much
Author Barun Chanda
Format Softcover
Date published: 23.06.2022
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789392834653
length 360p.