Deep Focus: Reflections on Cinema
Satyajit Ray (1921-21) is acknowledged as one of the world's finest filmmakers. His first film Pather Panchali (1955) won an award at the Cannes Film Festival and changed the way the world looked at Indian cinema. Besides being a filmmaker, Ray was also a bestselling author of novels and short stories.
This book brings together, for the first time in one volume, some of his most cerebral writings on film. With the economy and precision that marked his films, Ray writes on art and craft of cinema, pens an ode to silent cinema, discusses the problems adapting literary works on film, pays tribute to contemporaries like Godard and Uttam Kumar, and even gives us a peek into his experiences at film festivals, both as a jury member and as a contestant.
Editor: Sandip Ray
Foreward by: Shyam Benegal