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DESCRIPTIONBollywood Cinema. Exorcist style. . Brief History of Bollywood. The first fully Indian feature film was released in 1913: ‘Raja Harishchandra ’ made by Dadasaheb Phalke . The first talkie film Alam Ara released in 1931 The late 1940s to the 1960s was the "Golden Age” . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Bollywood CinemaExorcist style.
Brief History of BollywoodThe first fully Indian feature film was released in 1913: Raja Harishchandra made by Dadasaheb Phalke.The first talkie filmAlam Arareleased in 1931The late 1940s to the 1960s was the "Golden Age.Some of the most critically acclaimed Hindi films of all time were produced during this period. These films expressed social themes mainly dealing with working-class urban life in India E.G. Raj Kapoorfilms: Awara(1951).
Bold statements and politicsBollywood Stereotyped as being tame however:
Kismet (1943), written and directed by Gyan Mukherjee. First time in Indian cinema showing an anti-hero character and an unmarried girl getting pregnant.Amar Jytoi(1936) earliest film to tackle women's emancipation in India political and religious ideologies.Recently, Madras Caf (2013) banned in UK for portraying Tamils as terrorists
Typical ConventionsMusic/song/dance integral to Bollywood cinema.Dominance of two actors who are usually male and femalePresence of religious figures e.g. Gods/DeityRomance is a key theme Traditionally there was no on-screen kissing Films very formulaic
Large, bright, elaborate setsTraditional Indian clothing (saris etc.) Many long, drawn out shots and slow motion effectsRepetition of shots Physical, cultural gestures e.g. somebody touching another persons feet is a sign of great respect
Success and WesternisationProduce twice as many films per annum as U.S and have incredibly high ticket sales rates.Different film-going experience lots of dancing and singing in large groups in the Cinema.Bigger than British/UK film
Aamir Khan'sLagaanmade its way to the Oscars, the 2000s Bollywood was increasingly popular globally. Film makers trying to appeal to forgeign audiences changes in narratives, themes, language, songs etc. Englishin dialogue and songs, also known asHinglish.
Losing traditional values more on-screen kissing and relationships etc. Producing more re-makes of Hollywood and western films e.g. Bride and Prejudice Brought about better cinematography as well as technical advances in areas such as special effects and animationBut, loss of culture and less relatable for traditional Bollywood fans.
We wanted to take a film that was very different to traditional Bollywood cinema in its original state and reinterpret it using typical cinematic and technical conventions of Bollywood.
Original Exorcist clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMKOQCSezZ4Re-make: https://vimeo.com/groups/cinecollective/videos/77243644