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Bollywood versus Hollywood
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Theorisation around cinema and globalisation has largely been structured in terms of a basic opposition between Western commercial and culturally imperialist cinema, and Third World non-commercial, indigenous, politicised cinema. Much criticism of Hollywood and

Communicating Indias soft power: Buddha to Bollywood
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The soft power of India, and especially Bollywood , is powerfully illustrated in an encounter experienced by journalist Bobby Ghosh, former Baghdad bureau chief of Time magazine. After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Ghosh was reporting from a village west of Baghdad, a

The meanings of Bollywood
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One of the dominant senses of our contemporary times is a massive sense of change in Indian urban life. Several nodes of transformation have been identified as the source of these changes, especially those of economic liberalization and globalization. In the wake of

The essential Bollywood
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While longstanding, scholarship on Indian cinema has seen a recent proliferation, one that suggests that scholars globally are taking film and media in India seriously. Two epistemic obstacles may have prevented scholarship from previously flourishing. The first is the

Bollywood SpectaclesQUEER DIASPORIC CRITIQUE IN THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11
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Since 9/11, South Asian racialization in the United States has taken place through curious and contradictory processes. Even as the indefinite detentions and deportations of Arabs, Muslims, and South Asians continued unabated, the last three years saw an explosion of

Breakout from Bollywood Internationalization of Indian film industry
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In the context of an emerging economy, the paper analyzes indigenous growth and internationalization. Using novel and original data, the paper studies the Indian film cluster in Mumbai, Bollywood . It argues that as the worlds biggest commercial film cluster and a

Go west: The growth of Bollywood
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This paper builds insight into how globalization impacts cultural clusters, through a case study of Bollywood , the Indian film cluster in Mumbai. The papers analysis of the recent growth and consolidation of Bollywood , as well as the clusters development of a new film

Dancing the diasporic dream Embodied desires and the changing audiences for Bollywood film dance
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Page 1. Page 215 Dancing the diasporic dream Embodied desires and the changing audiences for Bollywood film dance Ann R. David Roehampton University, London, UK Volume 7, Issue 2 (November 2010) Abstract Focusing on the migration of Bollywood dance out of the film screen

Tom Cruise Tarantino ET Indian!: Innovation through Imitation in the Cross-Cultural Bollywood Remake
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In one of the most memorable series of sketches from the BBC television comedy show Goodness Gracious Me (1998-2001) an Indian man, known only as Mr Everything Comes From India, repeatedly persists to persuade others of how various well-known Western texts

Bigger Than Bollywood
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Ronnie Screwvala is the front runner in the race to become Bollywoods Jack Warner the man who began the transformation of parochial US cinema into its modern global form. Yet Screwvala is rarely picked out of a crowd in India, let alone in the United States. But

The architecture of songs and music: soundmarks of Bollywood , a popular form and its emergent texts
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This article provides detailed historical context for contemporary Bollywood melodramas, including a handful of feature films shot in Australia. It draws on interactions between technologies and media industries, and popular culture. The first section introduces the uses

Rethinking the State after Bollywood .
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Nothing, in the hugely marketed hype of the Indian Summer of London, 2002, was more characteristic of the season than designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khoslas recreation of movie star Dimple Kapadia s Bombay home on the ground floor of the London department

Slippery subjects: gender, meaning and the Bollywood audience
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Critical studies of gender representation in Hindi, most notably Bollywood , films are not uncommon, quite often focusing on male viewers of the genre, who are thought to predominantly identity with a limited number of sexist and heterosexist discursive positions

Bollywood for all
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Though it might be hard to comment on the exact size of the Bollywood film industry, it would not be wrong to say that it is the largest and the most prolific film industry in the world. Mihir Bose (2007), in his book Bollywood : A History, notes that the Indian film industry produces

Bollywood , Postcolonial Transformation and Modernity
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The battle lines have long been drawn in the argument about whether globalization is the homogenizing spread of US culture or a world-wide interaction of local influences; whether it is hierarchical or dynamic; whether it is a cause or an effect; from the West or from

Bollywood movies and identity construction amongst second generation Indian Americans
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Indian cinema has been one of the most dominant and distinguishing features of the subcontinents culture for the past sixty years. And, as Indians continue to seek out jobs and educational opportunities worldwide, they are bringing these cultural artifacts with them

Product placement in movies: The Bollywood experience
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Advertising means bringing a product (or service) to the attention of potential and current customers. It is focused on one particular product or service. Thus, an advertising plan for one product might be very different than that for another product. Advertising is typically

Matikor, Chutney, Odissi and Bollywood : Gender Negotiations in Indo-Trinidadian Dance.
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Abstract Four genres of Indo-Trinidadian dance folk, film, chutney and classical have opened spaces in which gender (as well as ethnic, national and class) identities are negotiated and chosen from an increasing variety of options. A womens folk dance, matikor

Excel Entertainment: A Reflection of Contemporary Bollywood .
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The genre typically associated with Bollywood films is known as masala: a melodrama lasting two to four hours, incorporating elements of comedy, action, adventure and romance, and featuring song and dance, special effects and flamboyant costumes (Jones et al., 2005)

A corpus linguistic study of bollywood song lyrics in the framework of complex network theory
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Every year the Mumbai-based Hindi movie industry, Bollywood , produces several hundred movies and associated thousands of songs that collectively reflect the state and evolution of popular culture and language usage in India over last eight decades. In this paper, we report