Satyajit Ray Essays

  • Short Essay On Satyajit Ray

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    Satyajit Ray was born in one of undivided Bengal’s most famous and intellectual Brahmo families on May 2, 1921. His grandfather, Uprendrakishore Roy Chowdhury was a writer and painter par excellence and was deeply involved with Bengal’s religious and social movements at the start of the 20 th century. He was also involved in printing business and published and edited the famous juvenile monthly, Sandesh from his own publishing house, U Roy and Sons. Upendrakishore’s other brothers were also

  • Reaction Paper On Satyajit Ray

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    Satyajit Ray Born and brought up in a literary Bengali family , Satyajit Ray had carried the influence from his father Sukumar Ray and his grandfather Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury. He spent most of his childhood in Kolkata and got lessons of art at Vishwa Bharati University at Santiniketan. He was bestowed with a sense of appreciation for literature and content from an early age as his mother was a great admirer of Rabindra Nath Tagore. He further on went on to direct the trilogy of the ‘Pather

  • Essay On Bengali Cinema

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    Immediately after independence and partition in 1947, a group of young intellectuals in Calcutta, Satyajit Ray and Chidananda Das Gupta among them, founded the Calcutta Film Society and set off the film society movement in India which has gone down in history for its role in fostering public taste for an alternative realist and meaningful cinema. Around this time, one event had a significant impact on the efforts of these well-meaning young men of the film society. Legendary French film-maker Jean

  • Udayer Pathe Film Analysis

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    A New Attitude: The 1940s With the 1940s came a paradigm shift in the attitude to cinema, with film makers increasingly adhering to cinematic norms of acting, as opposed to the theatrical and demonstrating a willingness to address everyday reality. The film that can be said to have been instrumental in bringing about this change was Udayer Pathe, made in 1944. Its writer, Jyotirmay Roy, was responsible for the streak of social awareness that informs the film, while director Bimal Roy, later to find

  • Reality And Realism In Satyajit Ray

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    movies and work of literature today the portrayal of reality through realism has become a common aspect. The form of art has become the mouthpiece of not only mere entertainment and knowledge, but being empathetic to society and realities of life. Satyajit Ray is one such writer, director, musician who used realism in many of his movies that he directed for

  • Phonological Devices In Poem

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    A poem conceals lot more than what it reveals and it bears the most efficient and gracefully sensitive use of language. Phonology is the study of sound systems and the multiplicity of meanings in a text represented through ingenuity in the application of sound patterns. Peter Roach (2000) described phonology as the way “phonemes function in language and the relationship among the different phonemes” . Phonology explains the patterns in which speech sounds are ordered in English into a scheme. Phonology

  • Essay On Folk Music

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    Introduction: Ethnomusicologist Dr. Ashok Ranade has described folk music as music of people, by people and for people. He has centred the entire definition of music around people which shows the importance of audience in folk music. Songs sung by people since generations which have percolated down to other generations is a vital element. These songs are “by people” which shows that these songs were written and composed by common people who did not have any knowledge of classical music. While Rabindranath

  • Transcultural And Transnational Migration

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    Introduction: In present times, due to globalisation and technological expansion, societies have become multicultural and multiethnic. Transnational migration is one of the significant aspects of the contemporary world. The experience of migrants depends upon many factors. It varies from generation to generation. The attitude of the host countries and the causes that lead to migration are some of the major factors that affect the life of migrants in the host country. In the age of globalisation,

  • Mysticism In Rabindranath Tagore's Gitanjali

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    AN EVALUATION OF MYSTICISM IN RABINDRANATH TAGORE’S GITANJALI (1910) Introduction Rabindranath Tagore is to know the essence of Indian artistic traditions, to understand a great man who becomes a “cultural hero” and “an international figure.” This research paper focuses on Gitanjali which is classified under mystic poetry. The endeavor here is to look for the mystical elements in Gitanjali and how it qualifies to be a mystical poetry. Tagore is an unofficial ambassador to the world and he put India

  • Women's Roles In Malayalam Cinema

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    Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice it’s natural Size – Virginia Woolf. The topic that I’ve chosen for my essay is Women’s in South Indian or specifically Malayalam Cinema. The first question the arises in my mind while watching any Malayalam movie is why does the nationally and internationally acclaimed Malayalam Cinema fail to represent women’s experiences. Indian cinema has always been under

  • New Asian Cinema

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    NEW ASIAN CINEMA French New Wave brought up the term New Wave. Truffaut and Godard were the pioneers of the movement and their two movies 400 Blows and Breathless made an influence and were the birth of New Wave. It brought forth hand-held cinematography and jump-cutting technique. As a consequent, its effect spread out such as Asia. In the context of New Asian Cinema, I would like to talk about New Wave Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japanese Cinemas. In the late 1970s, New wave movement emerged in Hong

  • Masculinity In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    Strength, lack of emotion, aggression, and confidence are some of the traits society has assigned to men. The play A Streetcar Named Desire uses its lead character to support and portray these traits. The play takes place in the late 1940’s, a time when men and masculinity played a significant role in both households and society. Stanley Kowalski, the leading male, displays the timely masculine qualities while also showing what affect masculinity can have on those around him. Stanley is strong willed

  • Sound Design In Django Unchained

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    Sound design consists of three components; dialogue, music and sound effects. Each component carries a significant role to enhance the overall intention of the medium in which it is being used for. In film, for example, sound design and location recording is perhaps one of the last aspects of a production to be addressed. However specifically in a film where the dialogue is of utmost importance, it is an aspect that should not be dismissed. Unlike many directors, Quentin Tarantino is a director who

  • Jacob Blivens Character Analysis

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    American humorist Mark Twain is well known for his novels such as Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain also wrote many short stories, such as “The Story of a Good Little Boy,” which describes the short life of Jacob Blivens, who strives to do what is right no matter how many times it backfires. Jacob Blivens is driven by his desire to be “put in a Sunday school book (Twain 329)” and is characterized by his determination, incompetence, and selfishness. This story, though wrapped

  • Willy Loman Tragedy Analysis

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    The prime example of an American tragedy can be found within Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Showcasing a dysfunctional family, the Loman's, and the issues plaguing each of the family members, none of them meet the depressingly low standard of the father, Willy Loman. From an overall drab and tired appearance to the flashbacks that constantly engulf him, Willy Loman stands as the highlight of what a skewed American Dream can do to a person. However, is this the only cause behind Willy Loman's

  • Raymond Carver Literary Elements

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    The three short stories I am going to compare and contrast are by Raymond Carver; they are Cathedral, Little Things, and Why Don’t You Dance. In these stories Raymond Carver uses several literary elements to bring the works to life. The elements I am going to discuss are setting, tone, theme, plot, and point of view. The first element I am going to discuss is the setting. In each of Carver’s short stories he produces a setting which is consistent to each subjective story. In the story Cathedral

  • The Pros And Cons Of Propaganda

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    Propaganda and misdirection has become a worldwide political strategy. Harold Lasswell's propaganda theories seemed to carry the weight of real world proof, the world had been submerged by a devastating world war, The War to End All Wars in fact, yet global turmoil continued to rage. These conflicts were infused with worldly and apparently successful propaganda. Yet there was an opposition. One outstanding critic of propaganda theory was philosopher John Dewey. These two scholars have different views

  • Social Oppression In Africa

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    Resistance means “refusal to accept something new or different” or it means “effort made to stop or to fight against someone or something” (Merriam-Webster). Social injustice is one of the most serious maladies that each country, whatever it is, is not clear of. It can be observed through the inequality among citizens living within the zone of the same community. A class society is an obvious example that can be the practical part of such concept. Social injustice is a very big term that comprises:

  • Comparison Of Jay Gatby And Winter Dreams And The Great Gatsby

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    1. There is a quote from an anonymous speaker that says, “It takes a couple seconds to say Hello, but forever to say Goodbye.” 2. This quote can be related to the fictional characters, Jay Gatsby and Dexter Green. Both were men who met an extraordinary woman and could never seem to let her go. 3. These are characters from the book The Great Gatsby, and the short story Winter Dreams, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby is one of the greatest novels to come out of the Jazz

  • Ideals, Dreams And Reality In Ray Lawler's Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll

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    The play, “Summer of the Seventeenth Doll” by Ray Lawler is set in Australia and talks about times in the 1950s. In the play, one sees that, Lawler gives audiences rich insights into the societal structure, code of conduct etc typical of Australian life set in that period of time. The play talks about a group of ordinary people who are struggling to stay young as do not acknowledge the reality that they are aging. In their desperate bid to escape the inevitability of the consequences of change, the