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Being Rita Hayworth (October 17 1918 to May 14 1987)

How Rita Hayworth has motivated him to write noir and how he cannot completely discard Oedipal undertones in hi...

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Adil Hussain: The Uncrowned Czar of independent cinema

Sharad Raj walks you through his experience of working with the actor par excellence Adil Hussain.

Lal Ghaas Par Neela Ghodha: The Irrfan I knew

Irrfan became a regular visitor to FTII campus and therefore a participant in many “daru” and &ldqu...

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Reflecting humanity through the struggle of a woman: Federico Fellini

Much before he made 8 ½, Federico Fellini, the Italian master, had honed his neo-realist pursuits, writes Sharad Raj. <...

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An auteur in the true sense: Werner Herzog

The new wave German cinema with its mighty generals like Wim Winders and Reiner Werner Fassbinder had a maverick for company, an eccentric geni...

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Climates: A metaphor for changing human behavior

Since the time of Ataturk, Turkey has been home to westernized intellectuals, writes Sharad Raj ...

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Goodfellas: The patriarchal architecture of the mafia world

Goodfellas is considered to be one of the greatest gangster films ever, writes Sharad Raj.

The apotheosis of the new wave: Jules et Jim

Godard’s Breathless and Truffaut’s Jules et Jim are the cornerstones of one of cinema’s most ...

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The Iconoclast

Long before Angela Merkel became a messiah for Arab migrants and courted controversy, there was Adolf Hitler wh...

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