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
My autobiography / Charlie Chaplin
London: Bodley Head, 1964.
Call No: 81CHA CHA Author: Chaplin, Charlie Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Bodley Head PubDate: 1964 PhysDes: 545 p.,  leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm Subject: CHAPLIN, CHARLES; VANITY FAIR (US, Chester M Franklin, 1932); KID, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1921); CITY LIGHTS (US, Charles Chaplin, 1931); GREAT DICTATOR, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1940); WOMAN OF PARIS, A (US, Charles Chaplin, 1923); GOLD RUSH, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1925); CIRCUS, THE (US, Charles Chaplin, 1928); LIMELIGHT (US, Charles Chaplin, 1952); KING IN NEW YORK (US, Charles Chaplin, 1957) Notes: Includes index. LON: abn84206881; 3369279 More info
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VANITY FAIR : [TV] (UK, Diarmuid Lawrence, 1987)
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VANITY FAIR : (UK/US, Mira Nair, 2004)