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“Nostalgia is meant to give rise to an emotional connection between artist and consumer. The art itself being the canvas on which this connection can be heightened and explored. Sometimes, an artist will use traditional motifs and themes, as opposed to reinterpreted characters and stories, to communicate a sense of ease and familiarity.” -Mike Burdge, […]

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Book review | Films through women’s eyes – a study of 17 women directors of India

Chicks don’t do chick flicks. They do whatever flick interests them, whatever subjects. – Betty Thomas, actress, director & producer.   Chick flick is not a term used to praise a movie. Nobody says ‘it’s a great chick flick.’ It’s a way of being derisive. – Carolyn Ann ‘Callie’ Khouri screenwriter, producer, & director.   […]

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In The Forests of the Plight: A Fiftieth Anniversary Tribute to Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s First Film SWAYAMVARAM (1972)

When Adoor Gopalakrishnan, one of the internationally acclaimed Indian filmmakers, launched his first feature film Swayamvaram five decades ago, it was after many years of sustained effort. After passing out of FTII, Pune in 1965, he found it difficult to get a producer who would back him. Hence, he took the initiative of forming a […]

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