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The active audience: spectatorship, social relations and the experience of cinema in India
Mainstream audiences of popular Indian cinema adopt a participatory and interactive style of viewing. In cinema theaters viewers frequently cheer and whistle, shout out to characters on-screen, throwExpand
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Communicating globalization in Bombay cinema: Everyday life, imagination and the persistence of the local
Abstract Bollywood films increasingly portray the life-worlds of India's urban middle class and their transnational connections. Characters in the Hindi-language films use English phrases, cellExpand
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Cinema halls, locality and urban life
■ Drawing on ethnographic field research in Bangalore, a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual city in South India, this article explores the relationship between cinema and the city and the significance ofExpand
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Cinema in the City: Tangible Forms, Transformations and the Punctuation of Everyday Life
In India, cinema does not exist merely on the screen; it permeates everyday life. Just as formula films are punctuated with song and dance, fantastic interludes which at times break from theExpand
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Cinematic Sensorium: Beyond the Visual
Another cinema, another audience
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