Anglo-Indians in Hollywood, Bollywood and arthouse cinema

D'Cruz, Glenn 2007, Anglo-Indians in Hollywood, Bollywood and arthouse cinema, Journal of intercultural studies, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 55-68, doi: 10.1080/07256860601082939.

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Title Anglo-Indians in Hollywood, Bollywood and arthouse cinema
Author(s) D'Cruz, GlennORCID iD for D'Cruz, Glenn
Journal name Journal of intercultural studies
Volume number 28
Issue number 1
Start page 55
End page 68
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2007-02
ISSN 0725-6868
Keyword(s) Anglo-Indians
Summary Apart from a few disparaging remarks about offensive stereotypes by Anglo-Indian writers and politicians such as Gloria Jean Moore, Frank Anthony and Gillian Hart, critics have paid very little attention to the representation of “mixed-race” Anglo-Indians in the cinema. Drawing on screen theory and recent theories of cinema spectatorship, this essay provides a comparative analysis of how Hollywood, Bollywood and arthouse films represent Anglo-Indians. More specifically, it analyses three paradigmatic films: Bhowani Junction (1956), Julie (1975), and 36 Chowringhee Lane (1981). Combining formal analysis of narrative structure, mise-en-scegravene and genre with historical analysis, the paper examines the ideological work performed by these texts, which use Anglo-Indians to dramatise specific political conflicts in India such as those generated by the British partition of India in 1947 and the more recent issue of globalisation.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/07256860601082939
Field of Research 190201 Cinema Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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