Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye: The Biography of a Master Film-Maker

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I.B.Tauris, Feb 21, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 420 pages
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Satyjit Ray's films include the Apu Trilogy, The Music Room, Charulata, Days and Nights in the Forest, The Chess Players, and The Stranger. He also made comedies, musical fantasies, detective films, and documentaries. He was an exceptionally versatile artist who won almost every major prize in cinema, including a lifetime achievement Oscar in 1992. This is the best-known biography of the film giant, based on extensive interviews with Ray himself, his actors, collaborators, and a deep knowledge of Bengali culture. This second edition contains extensive new material covering Ray's final three films made in 1989-1991, a discussion of his artistic legacy, and the most comprehensive bibliography of Ray's own writings.
  

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A tremendous and fabulous introspection about Satyajit Ray,s thought Read full review

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The definitive book on Ray and his oeuvre. The author is privy to truly amazing access which not simply informs, but illuminates, the viewing of Ray's films. In portions, its chapters are more Cliffs ... Read full review

Contents

Getting to know Ray
1
The Ray Family
13
Early Years 192140
28
Santiniketan and Tagore 19402
49
Commercial Artist and Critic 194350
56
The Making of Father Panchali Song of the Little Road 19505
74
Father Panchali Aparajito
91
The Philosophers Stone Parash Pathar 1958
107
The Coward Kapurush 1965
170
The Hero Nayak 1966
177
The Adventures of Goopy and Bagha
182
Days and Nights in the Forest Aranyer Din Ratri 1969
192
Distant Thunder Asani Sanket 1973
221
The Chess Players Shatranj ke Khilari 1977
240
Deliverance Sadgati 1981
257
Sikkim 1971 Sukumar Ray 1987
274

The Music Room Jalsaghar 1958
113
The Goddess Devi 1960
120
Three Daughters Teen Kanya 1961
128
Kanchenjungha 1962
136
The Expedition Abhijan 1962
144
The Big City Mahanagar 1963
149
The Lonely Wife Charulata 1964
156
Ray as Designer Illustrator and Writer
296
The Inner Eye
319
An Enemy of the People Ganasatru 1989
339
Glossary
365
Notes
381
Bibliography
401
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About the author (2004)

Andrew Robinson is the author of acclaimed works on Rabindranath Tagore, and the editor of three screenplays by Satyajit Ray. He is literary editor of The Times Higher Education Supplement.

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