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The Surprising History of the Hindi Action Film

posted July 20, 2010

Ever wonder where the stylizations of Bollywood films come from? Turns out that song, dance, and all the fanfare were features of the very first Indian sound film, Alam Ara, from 1931. Just as compelling is to learn that its star, Master Vithal, was a descendant of a long line of Hindi action-film stars, dating

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Searching East Asian Film Archives

posted July 19, 2010

Cinema at the City’s Edge: Film and Urban Networks in East Asia, edited by Yomi Braester and James Tweedie, appeared in April 2010 from the University of Washington Press, in cooperation with Hong Kong University Press’s TransAsia: Screen Cultures series. In the book, scholars of cinema, architecture, and urban studies from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia,

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Her Life as a Night Elf Priest

posted July 17, 2010

When experts on film write books about genres of movies, they first – ideally – will watch as many examples of the genre as possible. In the books pages of Moving Image Archive News, we have a catalog of new and forthcoming books about moving images – film, tv, and much else – accompanied in

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