Saturday, 5 February 2011

Andrew Robinson on Satyajit Ray

Andrew Robinson talks about his new book on the Apu Trilogy in a podcast of an event at the Royal Asiatic Society

A copy of the book is on order for the library; this will be of particular interest to those students embarking on the newly devised module, Constructing Histories in Asian Cinema, and adds to the many new resources bought for that module. 

The rest of us might want to reflect on the following words from Akira Kurosawa:

"Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon."
Further reading

Robinson, Andrew, The Apu trilogy: Satyajit Ray and the making of an epic.  London : I. B. Tauris, 2010

The Satyajit Ray Foundation