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Updated on January 6, 2015

Satyagit Ray - Mahanagar 1963

You Must Love Film

Those of you who love cinema will understand the reason for wanting to gather several of the auteurs of genius juxtaposing them in the attempt to apprehend the intention behind their art. Calling this page a Cinema may seem imprecise, but if you approach it in the spirit of an art house or, if I may, a festival, what I wish to create is the art cinema feeling.

A small, tatty waiting area with a concession table, a meager selection of yesterday's cakes and over brewed coffee, perhaps an attempt at fresh popcorn, the carpet shiny from eons of wear, the almost impenetrable screening area nestling a few sleepy students, no one caring how long they were there. An occasional, "What the hell was that?" walking out. Some shiny faces aglow with the joy of recognition, "Ah ha! Now I understand," after the umpteenth viewing. And for some, just entertainment.

I was a student at the University of Texas at Austin in the late seventies, glory years for so many wonderful reasons. One of them was that on any night, you could see nearly any genre of film, more choices than the dust particles dancing in the projection arc, for one dollar. Le boom francaise... Italian noir.... the silver-print hopefulness of Satyajit Ray... the westerns of John Ford... I was a snob back then, so the offerings of the multiplex at Dobie Hall rarely held any attraction unless they were the outrageousness of John Waters and Divine, or the introspective era of Woody Allen, pre scandal.

At this time, a small survey of great directors, Satyajt Ray, Werner Herzog, Jean Luc Goddard, Akira Kurosawa, Francois Truffaut and a trailer of Fellini's "Satyricon."

Please visit often.

Films by Satyajit Ray

An Evening with Werner Herzog

A bout de souffle (1960) Jean-Luc Godard

Scandal 1950 by Akira Kurosawa (Full Movie)

Francois Truffaut's Violette & François (1977) - Isabelle Adjani & Jacques Dutronc

8 1/2 Fellini (1963)


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      Cory Zacharia 7 years ago

      Thank you for your visit, your comments and for the recommendation. Best Wishes, Cory

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      justmesuzanne 7 years ago from Texas

      What an interesting collection of directors! I will be sure to look for some of these on NetFlix. I am quite fond of Werner Hertzog and always listen whenever one of his films includes directors' commentary. He is such a nut! And a fine director, too! :D I hope you will check out my movie review page:

      Good Movies Out on DVD

      I think you will enjoy it! :)

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      Cory Zacharia 10 years ago

      Hi, Bluewings, Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I love Satyajit Ray's movies as well! I haven't seen the work of his son yet... it's hard to follow in the footsteps of a master. But I will look out for his films, and will look for more to feature here. Thanks again!

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      bluewings 10 years ago from Milkyway

      I love movies of Satyajit Ray! As a child I watched his movie about two characters Gupi and Bagha who dreamt about the King of Ghost and were blessed that eat anythingthey wanted , go anywhere they wanted and hupnotize anyone when Gupi was singing and Bagha was playing the drums,as long as they stuck together.Their was a detective character named Phelu.He used the most ingenuous methods to investigate.Now,Satyajit Ray's son is reviving that character.I am not yet convinced that he creates the same magic his father created.

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      Cory Zacharia 11 years ago

      Thank you, Ralph, for adding your thoughtful commentary. Jack Lemmon gave a very powerful performance in "Glengarry Glen Ross". I am also a fan of Satyajit Ray and find his work extremely moving. I respect Ingmar Bergman a great deal as well. I so appreciate when a film communicates on multiple levels as the works that you mention do.

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      Ralph Deeds 11 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Many people find serious movies more relevant to their lives and moral growth and understanding than the Bible or the books and parables of other religions.

      Satyjit Ray and the great Swedish director Ingmar Bergman were among the most popular on campuses and in art houses in the fifites and sixties. A more recent film in this category is "Jean de Florette" with Gerard Depardieu, directed by Claude Berri. It dealt with ageless issues of good and evil from greed to dishonesty and theft. A recent excellent American movie in this genre is "Glengarry Glen Ross" which I believe was Jack Lemmon's last movie. It's quite a powerful film.

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      Cory Zacharia 11 years ago

      Thank you, Hedgeek, for your comments!

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      hedgeek 11 years ago from Low Earth Orbit

      Thanks for the heads up, i added Rashomon to my netflix queue :)

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      Cory Zacharia 11 years ago

      Hi, Hedgeek. Yes, I respect Kurosawa a great deal. I have seen the Seven Samurai - a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I particularly like Rashomon, because of its multi faceted narrative stucture.

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      hedgeek 11 years ago from Low Earth Orbit

      I love old films I think they provide a window to the past in a way that is in some ways lost in history books. I'm a fan of the old Japanese films. My family won't sit through them, but give me a Kurosawa film and some beer and I'm cool. Have you seen the Seven Samurai?


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