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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln

    There are numerous ways in which a biopic of a statesman or a politician can be put together in cinema and the chosen approach depends, partly, on the reverence with which the person is regarded by the public likely to watch the film. When a statesman is as well-regarded...
  • Amour

    Amour

    Amour (meaning ‘Love’) stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva and Isabelle Huppert. The narrative focuses on an elderly couple, Anne and Georges, who are retired music teachers with a daughter who lives abroad. The opening scene shows firemen breaking down the door of an apartment in Paris to find the...
  • Om Dar B Dar

    Om Dar B Dar

    Kamal Swaroop’s Om Dar B Dar is a film that marks the end of the Indian New Wave in 1988. Although its prominent directors would continue making films through the ‘90s, there approach would change considerably. Both the veterans of the new wave would only make two more state...
  • Chattrabhang

    Chattrabhang: 0 Intensity Cinema

    Narrative cinema, in its most austere form, comprises of images and sounds moulded by the director to satisfy a figurative representation. The director envisions and executes a form through his intention that translates a loose narrative into sensorial images and sounds. In the following paper I will be exploring...
  • Last year at Marienbad

    ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ as mystical film practice

    ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ has acquired the reputation of being the quintessential cerebral Art House film that is a far more somber version of the experimentation generally termed the Nouvelle Vague represented by the fragmented Balzacian narrative as represented in the films of Francois Truffaut or the playful genre...
  • Political Transformation and the Constructed ‘Real’

    In this essay I hope to create a) an understanding of the “real” to b) produce change within its conditions of potentiality. These issues will be tackled through classical film theory with examples from Indian cinema thrown in. I define the  “real” as that which functions outside representational regimes...