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Classic Film Posters- Hindi Cinema

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------------------------------------------------ Read More about the classics in our third issue of Indian Auteur . Issue No-3 Issue No-2 Issue No-1 Bollywood Strike

Cannes 2009- Awards

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Palme d'Or : Michael Haneke for "The White Ribbon Grand Prize - Jacques Audiard for "A Prophet" Best Director Prize (mise-en-scene): Brillante Mendoza for Kinatay\ Best Screenplay : Lou Ye for "Spring Fever Caméra d'Or for Best Debut Feature was awarded to Warwick Thornton for "Samson et Delilah Best Actor : Christoph Waltz for his role in "Inglorious Basterds" Best Actress : to Charlotte Gainsbourg for her role in "Antichrist" Palme d'Or , Best Short Film: "Arena" by João Salaviza The Jury Prize : Fish Tank Andrea Arnold Thirst Park Chan-Wook A Special Cannes Festival Prize went to Alain Resnais for his film Wild Grass Un Certain Regard: Prix Un Certain Regard: "Dogtooth" Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece). Prix du Jury: "Police, Adjective (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania) . Prix Special Un Certain Regard: "No One Knows About Persian Cats" (Bahman Ghobadi,

French Pronunciation

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French have played an important role in shaping the history of cinema and we often include their cinematic diction in trying to express ourselves. In spite of the fact, we understand the term, we often mispronounce them. This mp3 is a small guide from Harrytuttle that gives you a chance to listen, read and learn how to pronounce words that have sculpted the tradition of cinema. Indian Auteur: French Pronunciation. You can also download the mp3 LINKS: Discussion on the Forum India's Prospective Women Directors Bollywood Strike Indian Auteur Issues Issue no-3 Archive

Indian Auteur: Issue no-3

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Issue Focus: Film Noir in India and Vijay Anand Auteur in Focus: Vijay Anand - Vijay Anand - His Classic: Guide - Bolly Noir and Frailites - Shades of Grey Feature - Body and Soul: Pakeezh - Iranian Cine Experience - The Vertigo Zoom and Death of the Dutch Angle - Film Studies, Film Practice and Asian Cinema: Points in Re-Connection - Interview with Bijen Therani World Cinema - The Case of Sergei Eisenstein - Discussion on Sergei Eisenstein Film Education - La Politque Des Auteurs 2 Critique of Critique- Raja Sen Indian Auteur: ARCHIVE

Russian Cine Experience

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" Someday we will steal dreams of superstars in Bollywood and help rebuild Manipur" CineDarbaar is organizing a Russian Cine Experience from the 15th-21st of May 2009. This is the third cine experience from our sister organization. While the world will be celebrating the Cannes film festival, we are happy looking back in time. Perhaps that is the only passage to guide us to a bright future. So that someday we can move beyond out-of-competitions screenings and establish a regular serious film criticism magazine. Every cine experience is not just about the film but what follows before and after the film. Because it’s these two entry point that separates us from every other film screenings that are happening in Delhi. It may not be something new in comparison with rest of the world. But for us, the idea to introduce, screen and distribute printed leaflets and then discuss is pivotal. It’s the backbone on which we all are growing. Today, our spaces have become very priv

Poltical Cinema- Delhi Cinephile Meeting

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The Cinephile Meetings in April did not take place across India due to several factors. One of the prominent reasons being that, most people are busy with their college exams or don’t have an hour to spare. People don't have time to dedicate one hour of their lives just for one given Sunday of a month. I guess everyone has their own lives and priorities, and cinema definitely is not on many list of undisputed agenda to discuss and talk. Or the most valuable question people ask- " What will we get out of this?" While many people live in the disillusionment that making films(and their masterpiece) will solve all the problems of Indian Cinema. And discussion and writing on cinema are pure thrash. And this is the same branch of people who tend to forget that they will need someone to champion their film and somewhere to show their film. And when both these groups does not exist or fit in the current state of Indian cinema culture ‘Their dream masterpiece will die even

Notes for an Aesthetics of Cinema Sound

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- Kumar Shahaini As life slowly climbed the ladder of evolution. one sense after another arrived and developed.  Hearing was the last to arrive, and the last to attain a state bordering on perfection.  We have acquired the habit of giving the greater part of our attention to what we we, laving a mere fraction to what we hear  -James Jeans (1937)  Both the senses of sight and sound, it may be noted, arose out of the need to perceive movement; to locate an object, and one's own relationship to it; to gauge the pressures at work; to achieve points of equilibrium and to move in a controlled manner not only from static point to static point, as we seemed to imagine in our classical civilisations, but to find in these different vibrations, and differences of pressure, the vitality of being itself.  "When does one say that a piece of material lives. When it continuously does something, moves ..."  The atomic physicist, Erwin Schrodinger, quoted by Fritz Winckel. Winckel

Why don't we make films in Bombay?

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"We don’t want to make films because until we have watched the entire filmography of Rossellini, Godard, Ray, Mani Kaul, Guru Dutt, and read Bazin, Sarris, Daney, Perkins, Rosenbaum, Robin Wood, , Adrian Martin...Harrytuttle how can we? " Ever since we began our crusade there are few question(suggestion) that are asked/told to us every now and then. Like:- 1) Why don't we go and make movies? 2) Is writing on films really a job? 4) There are no audience for art-films? Because everyone's life is so fucked that no one is really interested in watching another fucked up life on screen?. While the evidence is out there in the open, for all of us to see, in the no of flops we have ever year in this country. Yet the studios would not like to take a risk. And the flops are simply ignored. No wonder Bollywood is on a strike , but no one is ready to work on the basic backbone of changing things. 5) People before you have tried doing the same thing and nothing really