Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Other Logs from the Fire: Lollywood (link restored)

Although I’m guilty of the crime as much as anyone, I really don’t like referring to the Mumbai-based Indian cinema industry as Bollywood.  It rings false, as if it somehow were not serious, frivolous and needs to be associated (linguistically) with Hollywood to be legitimate.  But most of all, it is the narrowing of the frame of what defines an Indian film that makes me most uncomfortable. India is full of regional cinema with some of the world’s most acclaimed directors working in non-musical based cinema. (full post and goodies)


Anonymous said...

Tracks 8 & 9 are corrupted

Nathan Rabe said...

Check back soon.