Halfway through the Dark.
1. Uttam and Suchitra
Why they work as a screen couple. Must see: Indrani and Trizama.
2. Bengali Lyrics
Differences between Bengali and Hindi poetry and why it's nice to have something different.
3. Subtext in Humjoli
Where all the queer women in Hindi cinema are. (Hint: Humjoli.)
4. What happens when you mistake lyrics in one language for words in another language . . .
. . . And neither language is your first language. Do you hear it too?
5. A Satyajit Ray interview
By Sharmila Tagore. 'Cause how could I not click on that? And highlights.
6. Conflicted about chemistry.
Why? Because of the underage thing, darn it.
7. Reveling in . . .
Sharmilee moments. Exhibit One, Two, and Three.
8. The Amazing! Silk Smitha! Workout
With a little help from a guest star.
9. Bollywood leading men
Why some of us prefer the THEN to the NOW. Conversation: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.
10. Aruna Irani
As we rarely see her, and yet as very much herself.
Mystic bleach. It's not the name of the song, but maybe it should be.
12. Lessons from Shabana
How to make yourself crystal clear without saying anything at all.
13. Recommendations: 10 Hindi films from the 70's and 80's appropriate for the old-fashioned viewer
There's a small, but vocal, group of bloggers on Tumblr who prefer the 50's era of Bollywood above all else. Though we don't share most of our *ultimate* favorites, we do share a certain sensibilities and academic interests. I'm all for being stretched in my personal film journey. As long as I can stretch someone else back--which is where the list comes in. This is a proper post for anyone who wants a real read. I didn't post it here because I wanted to save my Blogger editor energies for the films I've got piling up that I maybe, probably should write about before they fade from memory. AND if this list eventually appears here I will make some changes so it eliminates films of which I've already talked about extensively here.