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Beyond the World of Apu – the films of Satyajit Ray
John W. Hood
Price : ₹ 995.00  
ISBN : 9788125035107
Language : English
Pages : 528
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2008
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Territorial Rights : World
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About the Book

In this new work, John W. Hood makes a thoroughly informed 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 on the basis of its individual merits and lapses. 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 filmmaker India has ever produced, this book will engage not only serious readers of cinematic texts but also be a valuable leaning resource for students of film studies, all over the world.

Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

John W. Hood was born in Melbourne in 1944. He majored in Philosophy and Indian Studies at the University of Melbourne, where he also took his PhD. on Bengali vernacular Historiography. He is a recognised scholar of Indian art cinema and has written books on the works of Mrinal Sen and Buddhadeb Dasgupta. His The Essential Mystery: Major Filmmakers of Indian Art Cinema and The Films of Buddhadeb Dasgupta have been published by Orient Blackswan. John W. Hood divides his time between his homes in Melbourne and Kolkata.