Celluloid Deities: The Visual Culture of Cinema and Politics by Preminda Jacob PDF

By Preminda Jacob

Towering billboards that includes photorealistic graphics of well known cinema stars and political leaders ruled the cityscape of Chennai, within the south Indian kingdom of Tamil Nadu, during the moment 1/2 the 20th century. learning the manufacture and reception of those billboards―known in the neighborhood as banners and cutouts―within the context of the entwined histories of the cinema and political events in Tamil Nadu, Preminda Jacob finds the wider value of those fragments of visible tradition past their fast functionality as lovely items of advertising.

Jacob analyzes the juxtaposition of cinematic and political imagery within the extra-cinematic terrain of Chennai's urban streets and the way this placement used to be pivotal to the elevation of neighborhood celebrities to cult prestige. while reading those photographs and discussing their political and cultural resonance in the Tamil Nadu group, Jacob attracts upon a number of views to provide acceptable context to this interesting kind of visible media.

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