National Cinemas - F ilm History 2700 December 2nd 2010...

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Film History 2700 December 2 nd 2010 Steven Pustay National Cinemas *Although American and European industries have held prominent positions within global cinema since the silent era, many other national cinemas have changed or affected the art of filmmaking. *In particular, Eastern cinemas from *Japan, China, and India* have challenged Western cinemas both aesthetically and industrially. Bollywood *The Indian film industry, known as *Bollywood has produced-since the 1970’s-more films per year than all other film industries combined*, including the United States. *Although Bollywood films are often very financially successful, they rarely are seen outside of India and Southeast Asia.
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*This can be attributed to the fact that Bollywood films are often formulaic and very structurally different than other cinemas, often over three hours in length and incorporating song and dance between dramatic sequences. Satyajit Ray (India) *In the West, the most studied Indian filmmaker is Satyajit Ray, primarily because his films were the first successful Inidan features in the U.S *His
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course FILM 2700 taught by Professor Cossar during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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