The films of Mira Nair : diaspora verite / Amardeep Singh
Jackson: University Press of Mississipp, 2018.
Call No: 81 NAI SIN Author: Singh, Amardeep Place: Jackson Publisher: University Press of Mississipp PubDate: 2018 PhysDes: vii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Subject: NAIR, MIRA; SALAAM BOMBAY! (II/UK/FR, Mira Nair, 1988); MONSOON WEDDING (US/II, Mira Nair, 2001); MISSISSIPPI MASALA (US, Mira Nair, 1991); PEREZ FAMILY, THE (US, Mira Nair, 1995); MY OWN COUNTRY (US, Mira Nair, 1998); VANITY FAIR (UK/US, Mira Nair, 2004); KAMA SUTRA: A TALE OF LOVE (II, Mira Nair, 1996); NAMESAKE, THE (II/US, Mira Nair, 2006); RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, THE (US/UK/QATAR, Mira Nair, 2012); QUEEN OF KATWE (US, Mira Nair, 2016) Summary: "The Films of Mira Nair presents the first, full-length scholarly study of her cinema. Nair has broken new ground as both a feminist filmmaker and an Indian filmmaker. Several of her works, especially those related to the South Asian diaspora, have been influential around the globe. Amardeep Singh delves into the complexities of Nair's films from 1981 to 2016, offering critical commentary on all of Mira Nair's major works, including her early documentary projects as well as shorts. The subtitle, "Diaspora Ve´rite´," alludes to Singh's primary theme: Nair's filmmaking project is driven aesthetically by her background in the documentary realist tradition (cinema ve´rite´) and thematically by her interest in the lives of migrants and diasporic populations. Mainly, Nair's filmmaking intends to document imaginatively the experiences of diasporic communities. Nair's focus on the diasporic appears in the long list of her films that have explored the subject, such as Mississippi Masala, So Far from India, Monsoon Wedding, The Perez Family, My Own Country, The Namesake, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. However, a version of the diasporic sensibility also emerges even in films with an apparently different scope, such as Nair's adaptation of Thackeray's Vanity Fair. Nair began her career as a documentary filmmaker in the early 1980s. While Nair now has largely moved away from the documentary format in favor of making fictional feature films, Singh shows that a documentary realist style remains active in her subsequent fictional cinema."-- Provided by publisher. Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220), filmography (pages 197-210) and index. ISBN: 9781496821164 Contents: Mira Nair's diaspora ve´rite´ -- "Our hearts and eyes are wide open" : Mira Nair's documentaries -- The aesthetics of disillusionment : Salaam Bombay! (1988) -- A tale of two "chunaris" : the critique of Bollywood in Monsoon Wedding (2001) --
Into the diasporic mixing bowl : Mississippi Masala (1991), The Perez Family (1995), and My Own Country (1998) -- Feminist period pieces : Vanity Fair (2004) and Kama Sutra : a tale of love (1996) -- "Every day since then has been a gift" : The Namesake (2006) -- "I had a Pakistani once" : The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013) and Nair's post-9/ 11 short films -- "Where do you belong?": returning to Uganda in Queen of Katwe (2016). More info
Mercy in her eyes : the films of Mira Nair / by John Kenneth Muir
New York: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, c2006.
Call No: 81NAI MUI Author: Muir, John Kenneth Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books PubDate: c2006 PhysDes: ix, 290 p.,  p. of plates : col. ill., ports. ; 23 cm Subject: INDIA; FILM; NAIR, MIRA; SALAAM BOMBAY! (II/UK/FR, Mira Nair, 1988); MISSISSIPPI MASALA (US, Mira Nair, 1991); PEREZ FAMILY, THE (US, Mira Nair, 1995); KAMA SUTRA: A TALE OF LOVE (II, Mira Nair, 1996); MY OWN COUNTRY (US, Mira Nair, 1998); LAUGHING CLUB OF INDIA, THE (US/II, Mira Nair, 1999); MONSOON WEDDING (US/II, Mira Nair, 2001); HYSTERICAL BLINDNESS (US. Mira Nair, 2002); 11'09"01 [ELEVEN'NINE"01]- SEPTEMBER 11 (FR, Youssef Chahine & Amos Gitai & Alejandro Gonzalen Inarritu & Shohei Imamura & Claude LeLouch & Ken Loach & Samira Makhmalbaf & Mira Nair & Idrissa Quedraogo & Sean Penn & Dennis Tanovic, 2002); VANITY FAIR (UK/US, Mira Nair, 2004); NAMESAKE, THE (II/US, Mira Nair, 2006) Summary: "This is the first book to examine the films of the acclaimed and popular Indian-born and Harvard-educated filmmaker, Mira Nair. A unique voice in cinema today, she is one of the few female directors who made it to the top of a male-dominated profession. Her films feature an incomparably sensuous visual style yet at the same time often record the injustice of the disenfranchised and the cross-pollination of East and West. Her twin themes of realism and romance make for dazzling cinema. Noted film authority John Kenneth Muir analyzes all of Nair's work." "Among those interviewed for this book are the actors Gena Rowlands (Hysterical Blindness) and Naveen Andrews (Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, 1997); My Own Country, 1998), currently a star of TV's Lost; and Julian Fellowes, the screen writer of Vanity Fair."--BOOK JACKET. Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. -268 ISBN: 9781557836496 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- A local storyteller at the global cinema : an introduction to Mercy in her eyes : the films of Mira Nair -- Ch. 1. Mahurat : the auspicious beginning of Mira Nair's career in film -- Ch. 2. Salaam Bombay! (1998) -- Ch. 3. Mississippi Masala (1991) and The Perez family (1995) -- Ch. 4. Kama Sutra: a tale of love (1997), My own country (1998), and The laughing club of India (1999) -- Ch. 5. Monsoon wedding (2001), Hysterical blindness (2002), 11'09'01 (2002), and Vanity fair (2004) -- Ch. 6. Sneak peek : The namesake (2006) -- Life is such a comedy : a conclusion to Mercy in her eyes -- App. You know you're in a Mira Nair film when you see ... -- notes -- selected bibliography -- index -- More info
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MONSOON WEDDING : (US/II, Mira Nair, 2001)
Once upon a time in Bollywood : the global swing in Hindi cinema / edited by Gurbir Jolly, Zenia Wadhwani, and Deborah Barretto
Toronto: Tsar, 2007.
Call No: 408.1(540) ONC Source: CN Place: Toronto Publisher: Tsar PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: xiv, 192 p. ; 23 cm Subject: BOLLYWOOD; INDIA; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. INDIA; GLOBALISATION; JOLLY, GURBIR; DEWEY, SUSAN; MEHTA, MONIKA; DESAI, RADHIKA; DECKHA, NITIN; SHARPE, JENNY; KAUR, RAVINDER; ANSARI, USAMAH; BENJAMIN, SONIA; SAIDULLAH, AHMAD; DEVI, PHOOLAN; KAPUR, SHEKHAR; THOMAS, JENNIFER; KHAN, MENBOOB; RUSHDIE, SALMAN; STADTLER, FLORIAN; MONSOON WEDDING (US/II, Mira Nair, 2001); DILWALE DULHANIYA LE JAYENGE (II, Aditya Chopra, ); BHARAT MATA (II, Mehboob, 1957); MOOR'S LAST SIGH, THE Summary: "Once Upon a Time in Bollywood presents an extravaganza of essays on globalization and contemporary Hindi cinema ("Bollywood"). The wide-ranqinq analytic strategies in the collection - including ethnographic self-reflection, literary comparison, economic contextualization, and biographic study - bear witness to Hindi cinema's aesthetically elaborate and politically entangled treatment of postcolonial concerns. Together, these essays invite fresh, critically informed engagements with many of the key issues and creative tensions that continue to shape the world's most prolific film industry. For connoisseurs and critics of Hindi cinema alike, Once Upon a Time in Bollywood presents stirring insights into popular culture"--BOOK JACKET Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781894770408 Contents: Introduction: Globalization: The Musical / Gurbir Jolly -- Doing Bombay Darshan: The IMF, Structural Adjustment and National Identity in the Hindi Film Industry / Susan Dewey -- Globalizing Bombay Cinema: Reproducing the Indian State and Family / Monika Mehta -- Imagi Nation: The Reconfiguration of National Identity in Bombay Cinema in the 1990s / Radhika Desai -- From Artist-as-Hero to the Creative Young Man: Bollywood and the Aestheticization of Indian Masculinity / Nitin Deckha -- Gender, Nation, and Globalization in Monsoon Wedding and Dilwale Dulhania Le jayenge / Jenny Sharpe -- Viewing the West Through Bollywood: A Celluloid Occident in the Making / RAVlNDER KAUR -- Tempting Sights and Seven Seas: The Diasporic Self, Bollywood and the Gendered Politics of National Longing / Usamah Ansari -- The Trials of a Faithful Brahmin Wife, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Roja / Sonia Benjamin -- Power and Representation in Modern Indian Cinema: Case Studies from the Toronto Film Festival (1994) / Ahmad Saidullah -- Phoolan Devi's Open Letter to the Director of the Toronto International Film Festival -- Statement From the Director of the Toronto International Film Festival -- Defining Truth: An Interview with Shekhar Kapur -- Bollywood's Female Fantasies of Resistance: Online Fan Discourse and Modern Indian Identity / Jennifer Thomas -- Nargis and Aurora Zogoiby: Imaging Mother and Nation in Mehboob Khan's Mother India and Salman Rushdie's The Moor's Last Sigh / Florian Stadtler More info