Guru Dutt (A Tragedy in Three Acts)

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Item Code: NAF625
Author: Arun Khopkar
Publisher: Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9780143415053
Pages: 167
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Weight 160 gm
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Guru Dutt is now named along with the masters of world cinema-like Orson Welles, Mizoguchi, Hitchcock, Jancso, Ophuls-for his innovative cinematic from and his deep humanism and compassion. In Guru Dutt: A Tragedy in Three Acts, renowned Film-maker and Scholar Arun Khopkar Sheds New light on Dutt’s genius through a close examination of Dutt’s three best-known films-Pyaasa, Kaagaz ke Phool and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. With a nuanced eye, Khopkar explores the historical context which influenced Dutt’s deeply melancholic style while also analysing the intricacies of the medium-acting, lighting, music, editing, rhythm-that Dutt carefully deployed to create his masterpieces.

Originally written in Marathi, this exquisite English translation paints a layered portrait of a troubled genius for whom art was not merely a thing of beauty but a visit part of living itself.



  Acknowledgements xi
  As I Read the Proofs xiii
1 By Way of a Preface 1
2 Romanticism: Self-Expression and Self-Portrait 9
3 Uniqueness and Suffering 17
4 Images of Suffering 21
5 IN the Realm of Shadows 29
6 Attenuated Space and the Intensification of Shadows 35
7 Images and Sound 41
8 Darkness stalled, Time Stilled 45
9 The Spurning of Nature 49
10 Space Narrowed and Impoverished 55
11 Ruin on the Tide of Time 65
12 The Frame of Historic Time and the Decentring of the Image 79
13 Realism, the Box Office and Going beyond Realism 85
14 The Reality of Dream Images 97
15 From and Sense: Some Relationships 109
16 Melodrama and Tragedy 115
17 The Archetype and the Epic 129
  Appendix 139
  Index 149

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