Indian Cinema in Retrospect : Edited by R.M. Ray

Indian Cinema in Retrospect contains contributions from some of the most notable figures in Indian film industry of the early post-Independence period: B.N. Sircar, S.S. Vasan, V. Shantaram, Debaki Bose, Bimal Roy, Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, Devika Rani, Prithviraj Kapoor, Pankaj Mullick, Anil Biswas, Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Durga Khote, David Abraham – to name only a few personages. Here they speak about every major aspect of cinema's art, science, and industry, ranging from acting, direction, and production to financing and distributing films. In between are topics no less important such as script-writing, music and dance in films, cinematography, sound recording, and processing of films in the laboratory. Based on a seminar organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, this book is an invaluable document on Indian cinema which has been unavailable to readers for a long time. Besides students of film, it will engage the attention of those with a lively interest in drama, dance, and music. Historians of modern India will find here a wealth of detail related to major themes. 190 x 250 mm / iv+284+Liv pages / 89 halftones Published 2009 / Rs 895