ISBN 9788187671527,Mercy In Her Eyes: The Films Of Mira Nair

Mercy In Her Eyes: The Films Of Mira Nair



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9788187671527

ISBN-10 8187671521


Language (English)

Reference works

The author examines the films of acclaimed Indian-born, Harvard-educated filmmaker Mira Nair, a unique voice in cinema and one of the few female directors who has made it to the top of her profession. "I want my films to explode with life." -Mira Nair. This the first book to examine the films of the acclaimed and popular Indian-born and Harvard educated filmmaker, Mira Nair. A unique voice in cinema today, she is one of the few female directors who made it to the top of a male-dominated profession. Her films feature an incomparably sensuous visual style yet at the same time often record the injustice of the disenfranchised and the cross-pollination of East and West. Her twin themes of realism and romance make for dazzling cinema. John Kenneth Muir analyzes all of Nair's work, including: * Salaam Bombay (1988), the groundbreaking story of a young boy abandoned by his family on the streets of Bombay. * Mississippi Masala (1991), an interracial small town romance between an Indian woman (Sarita Choudhury) and an African American businessman (Denzel Washington). * Monsoon Wedding (2001), featuring a Bollywood carnival atmosphere, one of the most successful foreign films ever released in the United States. * Hysterical Blindness (2002), the HBO film featuring Uma Thurman and Juliette Lewis, looking for love in all the wrong places. * The big-budget Hollywood adaptation of the Thackery novel Vanity Fair (2004), starring Reese Witherspoon, Gabriel Byrne, and Eileen Atkins.E21