- The Oxford Handbook of Film and Media Studies
- Digital Media and the Future of Filmic Narrative
- The Latest Laocoön: Medium Specificity and the History of Film Theory
- Visual Media and the Tyranny of the Real
- Radical Aspirations Historicized: The European Commitment to Political Documentary
- Loss of Light: The Long Shadow of Photography in the Digital Age
- Media Celebrity in the Age of the Image
- Film Genre Theory and Contemporary Media: Description, Interpretation, Intermediality
- <i>Gilda</i>: Textual Analysis, Political Economy, and Ethnography
- Television's First Seventy-five Years: The Interpretive Flexibility of a Medium in Transition
- “The End of TV As We Know It”: Convergence Anxiety, Generic Innovation, and the Case of <i>24</i>
- Screen Practice and Conglomeration: How Reflexivity and Conglomeration Fuel Each Other
- The Chinese Action Image and Postmodernity
- When Cute Becomes Scary: The Young Female in Contemporary Japanese Horror Cinema
- Asian Film and Digital Culture
- Popular Cinema and the “New” Media in India
- Dreaming with Open Eyes: Latin American Media in the Digital Age
- The Globalization of Filmmaking in Latin America and the Middle East
- Computers and Cultural Studies
- Film and Media Studies Pedagogy
- Copyright, Fair Use, and Motion Pictures
- Evolution of Modern-Day Independent Filmmaking
- The Digital Revolution
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This article discusses the transformation of Indian cinema due to technological advances. It also describes some features of Indian media, such as film censorship. It shows that although a number of new technologies have been introduced in the country, the popularity of cinema has not waned. However, globalization has led to a change in the film industry, and representations of India in the Western media have also changed in the last ten years. The discussion looks at the policy and structure of the cinema industry, as well as the impact digital cinema technologies have on the production sector.
Manjunath Pendakur is dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, Florida Atlantic University. He worked in the Indian film industry prior to emigrating to Canada. His research interests are in the political economy of communication, ethnography, critical cultural theory, and third world cinema. He has done field research in the United States, Canada, Africa, and India. His current work focuses on globalization of the U.S. and Indian film industries and public policy. Pendakur's publications include Citizenship and Participation in the Information Age (edited with Roma Harris, 2002), and Indian Popular Cinema: Industry, Ideology, and Consciousness (2003).
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