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BOLLYWOOD AND POSTMODERNISM: POPULAR INDIAN CINEMA IN THE 21ST CENTURY. Neelam Sidhar Wright. Edinburgh University Press, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Oxford University Press. 224 pp. ISBN 9780748696345 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: 'New Bollywood' has arrived, but its postmodern impulse often leaves film scholars reluctant to theorise its aesthetics. How do we define the style of a contemporary Bollywood film? Are Bollywood films just uninspired Hollywood rip-offs, or does their borrowing signal genuine innovation within the industry? Applying postmodern concepts and locating postmodern motifs in key commercial Hindi films, this innovative study reveals how Indian cinema has changed in the 21st century. Equipping readers with an alternative method of reading contemporary Indian cinema, Bollywood and Postmodernism takes Indian film studies beyond the standard theme of diaspora, and exposes a new decade of aesthetic experimentation and textual appropriation in mainstream Bombay cinema.A bold celebration of contemporary Bollywood texts, this book radically redefines Indian film and persuasively argues for its seriousness as a field of cinematic studies.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 166151
Hardcover $120.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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