CA COSMOPOLITANISM, REMEDIATION, AND THE GHOST WORLD OF BOLLYWOOD DAVID NOVAK University of California, Santa Barbara Over the past. Intro Cosmopolitanism, Remediation, and the Ghost World of Bollywood Double click to crop it if necessary (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr. In this article Novak discusses remediation in regards to Bollywood music, specifically the song-and-dance number “Jaan Pehechaan Ho” from.

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In the wake of this half-apologetic half-explanation, the camera holds on Davies for a few more seconds as the band mills about confusedly onstage.

Further Reading Ahuja, Akshay. But in the s, Bollywood became an unstoppable symbol of India as a fully modernized cosmopolitan nation. A New Global Entertainment Order.

Cosmopolitanism, Remediation, and the Ghost World of Bollywood

You are commenting using your WordPress. Her bedroom is a riot of color and weirdness, littered with kitschy toys, posters, and retro clothes. Maira, Sunaina Desis in the House: Many songs that feature prominent Bollywood samples have passed uncontested, but other appropriations have begun to wofld challenged under international copyright law. These two compilations illustrate the range of representational approaches in repackaging Bollywood songs for alternative consumption.

Bombay Dreams Andrew Lloyd Webber, prod. Cover of Ghost World comic Clowes Although she was supportive of their action, Chien decided that she was uncomfortable with direct confrontation, so she chose to stand outside of the concert and distribute a one-page commentary she had prepared to explain her stance.


At the moment of her graduation into an unpleasant, rationalized, rote adult life, Enid revels in the possibility—however remote, implausible, and fantastic—that there is another world, another way to imagine being a part of all of this stuff, another channel in which to immerse herself.


Bombay the Hard Way: Povinelli Technologies of Public Forms: How does remediation create opportunities for new social identifications and exchanges? The introduction of elements from the Orient is not a new practice in media. Enter remediatkon email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

The Wworld and Times of an H-Bomb. It was one of those tapes that guys like me get from people where you get like, a 20th generation tape: Film songs become especially crucial for expressing the distinctions of middle-class taste by stressing the redemptive moments of singing within the larger narrative.

Shankar, Shalini Desi Land: The Global Swing in Hindi Cinema. But even in its original form, Jaan Pehechaan Ho conjured alternatives. Help Center Find new research papers in: The productive miscommunications of circulation, too, may create remedies for self-expression within the misalignments of such a global society.

University Press of Mississippi. Thanks to Amanda Minks, Jairo Moreno, and Amanda Weidman for their comments on early versions, as well as the editors and an anonymous reviewer of Cultural Anthropology.


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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Mishra, Vijay Bollywood Cinema: Now the camera begins to move along the roofline from window to window, impassively surveying the grim quotidian evening activities of the American middle class. Although up to 60 percent of Bollywood films are explicit remakes, formal charges of plagiarism are rare, in part because of the difficulty of pursuing international copyright litigation.

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Are these corporeal aspects more important for the circulation of some forms of media than others? But unlike markets in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia, the growing North American reception of Bollywood is not necessarily based on the films themselves but on excerpts from classic Bollywood films, especially song-and- dance sequences.

But my point here is that it is not just Indians who make Bollywood their own. Email required Address never made public. Contemporary subjects live much of their lives through media. Skinn, Dez Comix: Plotlines, characters, and even cosmopolitanissm of Bollywood are often borrowed wholesale from Hollywood movies, Western novels and television shows, and older Indian films.