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Seduced by the Familiar: Narration and Meaning in Indian Popular Cinema

M.K. Raghavendra

Abstract

Discussing the gradual transformation of Indian popular cinema into a ‘global entertainment’, this book examines the direction, the existing codes, the system employed, and the meaning that emerges from the examination of several Indian films. Comparing the method employed by Indian popular cinema with those of Hollywood classical films, the book identifies the divergences and the traditional methods that make Bollywood unique. In particular, this book examines the narrative conventions prevalent in Indian popular cinema in relation with classical Hollywood cinema to gain a better understandin ... More

Keywords: Indian popular cinema, transformation, global entertainment, Indian cinema, popular cinema, India, Bollywood, narrative strategy, Hollywood classical film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195696547
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195696547.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M.K. Raghavendra, author