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1 Valentina Vitali
Hindi Action Cinema: Industries, Narratives, Bodies
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2008; 0195692446 / 9780195692440; First Edition; Hard Cover; New; New; 
Irrespective of class, culture, and religion, cinema is one of the driving passions in the Indian Subcontinent. Hindi Action Cinema is the first book to cover the history of action films made in Bombay. The book opens with the silent period, tracing the emergence of the genre in the mid-1920s, when women also began to feature in action roles. Then it examines the socio-economic factors responsible for the films and popularity of figures like Master Vithal, Ermeline, Fearless Nadia, Dara Singh, Amitabh Bachchan as well as other, more contemporary figures of Hindi action cinema. Considering the social ground that shaped these films’ mode of action and their distinctive mise en scène, Hindi Action Cinema examines the changing economies of film production, distribution, and exhibition in Bombay over eight decades. In the process, the book raises new questions about the nature of this film genre and challenges established conceptualizations of the relationship between a film and its socio-economic context. 022711

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