Hindi Film 101: Indian film and Real Fantasies, The Basics of Media Studies Part 2

This is fun for me!  Getting to articulate and remember all that really cool stuff I got to read and learn and talk about in grad school.  And now the really fun bit, the original work of applying those theories to Indian film where no one else has really done it before.  If academic press was interested, I could get this thing published and get a book deal or something.  But they aren’t, so I get to provide it to you lovely people on the internet who are.

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Friday Classics: Look Look Look Look Look! An Evening in Paris!

(okay, if you speak Hindi, and have seen this film, that title is hilarious!  Or at least, I find it funny)  There was a “Best of Shammi” collection on sale at my local DVD store and I couldn’t resist.  So be prepared for a fair number of Shammi films over the next few Fridays.  Although I don’t know if any of them will be able to measure up to this one!

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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Full Summary Part 4: Including the Missing Song!!!

Part 4!  I am just zipping along!  Sort of!  Not really!  But to be fair, I am also doing really short posts.  I could probably have knocked this whole thing out in 4, if I did longer lengths.  But then I would get all tired and resentful and wouldn’t have the energy to post about anything else.  So, part 4, still not up to Interval! (part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here)

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Deleted Song from ADHM released! But Where’s the Other One?

Just like Happy New Year and “Sharaabi” or Dilwale and “Premika”, Karan Johar is keeping the buzz going and celebrating a successful first week of ADHM by releasing another song.  But he must be sitting on another song video, because this is not the one I was waiting for!

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