Deep Focus: Reflections on Cinema

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Author : Satyajit Ray

9789351360018 | PB | pp. 184 | 2013 | Harper Collins India

This book is on the art and craft of cinema, pens an ode to silent cinema, discusses the problems in adapting literary works to film, pays tribute to contemporaries like Godard and Uttam Kumar, and even gives us a peek into his experiences at film festivals, both as a jury member and as a contestant.

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Satyajit Ray is acknowledged to be one of the world’s finest film-makers. This book brings together some of his most cerebral writings on film.With the economy and precision that marked his films, Ray writes on the art and craft of cinema, pens an ode to silent cinema, discusses the problems in adapting literary works to film, pays tribute to contemporaries like Godard and Uttam Kumar, and even gives us a peek into his experiences at film festivals, both as a jury member and as a contestant. Including fascinating photographs by and of the master, Deep Focus not only reveals Ray’s engagement with cinema but also provides an invaluable insight into the mind of a genius.

Author:

Satyajit Ray

ISBN:

9789351360018

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

184

Year of Publication:

2013

Publisher:

Harper Collins India

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Satyajit Ray (1921-92) is one of the greatest film-makers of all times. His first film Pather Panchali (1955) won an award at the Cannes Film Festival. The only Indian to receive the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1992. He was also a prolific writer of fiction, non-fiction, and a designer, calligrapher, editor and music director.

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