By Satyajit Ray
Satyajit Ray, one of many maximum auteurs of 20th century cinema, used to be a Bengali motion-picture director, author, and illustrator who set a brand new commonplace for Indian cinema together with his Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali (Song of the Little street) (1955), Aparajito (The Unvanquished) (1956), and Apur Sansar (The global of Apu) (1959). His paintings was once widespread for its humanism, versatility, consciousness to element, and expert use of tune. He used to be additionally extensively praised for his severe and highbrow writings, which reflect his filmmaking of their precision and wide-ranging grab of background, tradition, and aesthetics.
Spanning 40 years of Ray's profession, those essays, for the 1st time accumulated in a single quantity, current the filmmaker's reflections at the artwork and craft of the cinematic medium and contain his ideas on sentimentalism, mass tradition, silent motion pictures, the effect of the French New Wave, and the adventure of being a winning director. Ray speaks at the hassle of adapting literary works to monitor, the character of the trendy movie competition, and the exceptional contributions of Jean-Luc Godard and the Indian actor, director, manufacturer, and singer Uttam Kumar. the gathering additionally good points an excerpt from Ray's diaries and reproduces his sketches of recognized movie personalities, equivalent to Sergei Eisenstein, Charlie Chaplin, and Akira Kurosawa, as well as movie posters, photos via and of the artist, movie stills, and a filmography. Altogether, the quantity relays the whole volume of Ray's engagement with movie and gives huge entry to the concept of 1 of the twentieth-century's top Indian intellectuals.