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Conjugations Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

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ISBN-10: 0226304264

ISBN-13: 9780226304267

Edition: 2011

Authors: Sangita Gopal

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Bollywood movies have been long known for their colorful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure, and music. But when India entered the global marketplace in the early 1990s, its film industry transformed radically. Production and distribution of films became regulated, advertising and marketing created a largely middle-class audience, and films began to fit into genres like science fiction and horror. In this bold study of what she names New Bollywood, Sangita Gopal contends that the key to understanding these changes is to analyze films’ evolving treatment of romantic relationships. Gopalargues that the form of the conjugal duo in movies reflects…    
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 1/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 0.64" wide x 0.90" long x 0.06" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Sangita Gopal is associate professor of English at the University of Oregon. She is the coeditor of Global Bollywood: Transnational Travels of Hindi Film Music.

List of Figures
Introduction: Conjugating New Bollywood
When the Music's Over: A History of the Romantic Duet
Family Matters: Affect, Authority, and the Codification of Hindi Cinema
Fearful Habitations: Upward Mobility and the Honor Genre
Conjugal Assembly: Mulitplex, Multiplot, and the Reconfigured Social Film
Bollywood Local: Conjugal Rearrangement in Regional Cinema
Conclusion: New Bollywood and Its Others