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Written by a team of veteran scholars and emerging talents, The SAGE Handbook of Film Studies maps the international traditions of the field, drawing out regional differences in the way that intellectual reflection on cinema and film has been transformed into a field of systematic inquiry. It reflects on the field's conceptual infrastructure, the dominant paradigms and debates, and evaluates their continuing salience. Finally, it looks optimistically to the future of film, the institution of cinema, and the discipline of Film Studies at a time when the very existence of film is being called into question by new technological, industrial, and aesthetic developments.

Re-Mapping Bollywood Cinema: A Postcolonial Case-Study
Re-mapping bollywood cinema: A postcolonial case-study

‘Bollywood’ has finally made it into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The 2005 edition defines ‘Bollywood’ as: ‘a name for the Indian popular film industry, based in Bombay. Origin 1970s. Blend of Bombay and Hollywood’. The incorporation of Bollywood in to the OED acknowledges the strength of a film industry that in 2006 produced 152 films and, since the coming of sound in 1931, has in fact produced some 10,000 films. (This must not be confused with the output of Indian cinema generally, which would be five times more.) According to a report in the Economic Times (Chennai), 1 January 2007, the total Indian film industry is ‘close to Rs 7,900 crore (A$ 2,268,722,000) ...

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