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Hindi Action Cinema: Industries, Narratives, Bodies (South Asian Cinemas)

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Valentina Vitali presents the history of Bombay action films, posing new questions about the relationship between movies and their socioeconomic context. She considers how action gained prominence as an ingredient in film narrative, one that made it easier to produce and market films. She traces the emergence of the stunt film in the 1920s; examines the presence and function of women in action roles from the mid-1920s to the end of the 1930s; and analyzes the socioeconomic factors responsible for the films and for the popularity of figures such as Master Vithal, Ermeline, Fearless Nadia, Dara Singh, and Amitabh Bachchan as well as other, more contemporary figures.

Synopsis:

"Originally published in 2008 by Oxford University Press, India"--T.p. verso.

About the Author

Valentina Vitali is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of East London. She is editor (with Paul Willemen) of Theorising National Cinema.

Table of Contents

Photographs

Note on the Transliteration of Film Titles and Names

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. The 1920s

The 1910s

The 1920s

The Action Ingredient

Sharda Film Company and Master Vithal

Conclusion

2. Women in Action Films in the 1920s and 1930s

The 1930s

From Artistic Pictures Corporation to Wadia Movietone

Fearless Nadia's Stunt Films

3. Interlude: The 1950s

The Bombay Film Industry during Nehru's Administration

Post-Independence Euphoria and the Marginalization of Action

4. The 1960s

The Bombay Film Industry in the 1960s

The Economy in 1960s India

Dara Singh and the Hindi Small-budget Film

Dara Singh's Wrestling Films

5. The 1970s

The Literature on the 'Angry Young Man'

Prelude

Indira Gandhi's U-Turn

The Bombay Film Industry in the 1970s

The Action Films of Amitabh Bachchan

6. Contemporary Action Cinema

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253222220
Author:
Vitali, Valentina
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Asia - India & South Asia
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Performance Studies; Anthropology; Asian Studies; Cinema; Cinema/Film; History; India; Media; South Asia
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
South Asian Cinemas
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 bandw illus.
Pages:
299
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.3 x 0.7 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » World Cinema
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Ancient and General
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History and Social Science » World History » India

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