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

By Preminda Jacob

Towering billboards that includes photorealistic images of renowned cinema stars and political leaders ruled the cityscape of Chennai, within the south Indian country of Tamil Nadu, in the course of the moment half the 20 th century. learning the manufacture and reception of those billboards―known in the community 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 beautiful 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 was once pivotal to the elevation of neighborhood celebrities to cult prestige. whilst studying those pictures and discussing their political and cultural resonance in the Tamil Nadu group, Jacob attracts upon a number of views to provide applicable context to this attention-grabbing type of visible media.

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