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1 S. Theodore Baskaran
History through the lens - Perspectives on South Indian Cinema
Orient BlackSwan; New Delhi, India; 2009; 8125035206 / 9788125035206; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
THEODORE BASKARAN weaves the magic and matter of South Indian films into a rich tapestry of readable essays. They cover such topics as early cinema in the south, trade unionism in South Indian film industry, and the need for historicizing southern cinema. Baskaran also investigates how Tamil cinema is struggling to get free from the legacy of company drama and the persistence of stage features. While his sharper focus rests on Tamil cinema, this collection will interest historians and students of Indian film, and the general readers who look for a sprightly introduction to the world of South Indian films. Chapter titles include. * Cinema as a source material for history * Cinema house as public space * Adaptations from literature. Printed Pages: 140. 026765

Price: 6.95 USD
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2 S. Theodore Baskaran
Sivaji Ganesan
Wisdom Tree; New Delhi, India; 8183283969 / 9788183283960; Softcover; New; 
A little boy leaves home to join a drama company to make his debut in the world of entertainment, spanning more than half a century.Printed Pages: 120. 106782

Price: 4.30 USD
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3 S. Theodore Baskaran
The Eye of the Serpent
Westland Limited; New Delhi, India; 9789383260744; Softcover; New; 
This is a quintessential book for Cinema buffs and particularly those who are passionate about Tamil cinema, which has the distinction of having played a significant role in history of films in India. Tracing the evolution of Tamil films from the time of pre-independence, when it was anathema for local Congress leaders to be associated with the celluloid, to the arrival of an American, Ellis Dungan, who made masterpieces like Meera, the book showcases vignettes about every important milestone in the vast canvas of Tamil films.In the almost ten decades of its evolution, Tamil cinema has grown to exert a dominant influence on the social and political life of Tamil Nadu in a manner that is unparalleled elsewhere in the world. This seminal volume is an analytical study of Tamil cinema both as an art form and as a socio-political force. Theodore Baskaran traces its history and presents the achievements of many filmmakers with colourful insights. For the film buff as well as the serious student of film studies, The Eye of the Serpent is a handy reference book on several aspects of Tamil cinema itís character and evolution, the songs and songwriters, filmmakers and script writers, the beginnings of the unique nexus between cinema and politics in Tamil Nadu and much more. 109640

Price: 7.35 USD
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