Hollywood

FROM TOM CRUISE TO AKSHAY KUMAR: HERE’S WHAT THEY DID BEFORE BECOMING STARS

Did you know Marlon Brando worked as a watchman and Sylvester Stallone in a beauty parlour? Monojit Lahiri invites you to have a peep in the life and times of your favourite s...

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A BRIEF ENCOUNTER WITH RICHARD BURTON

On August 5th, the 39th Death Anniversary of the legendary thespian, showman and dazzling personality par excellence, Monojit Lahiri flashbacks to a time, far away and long ag...

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NINETY-ONE CHEERS FOR HOLLYWOODS DEATHLESS BEAUTY!

Monojit Lahiri salutes Hollywood’s last super-star who was a born headliner - her 91st Birth Anniversary approaches on 27th February.   When Elizabeth Taylor ...

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Ulmer and Detour

Today, Sharad Raj remembers Edgar G. Ulmer as one of the Hollywood masters who had been cruelly neglected by one and all. “I keep trying to forget what happened and won...

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Those Fashion Classics

Khalid Mohamed sizes up Hollywood’s retro-chic, which continues to be the stuff that timeless fashion statements are made of. Incredible but true, it’s the movies...

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OSCARS & INDIA – S – L – A – P!!

Not Will Smith and Chris Rock, but Oscars and our film industry, over years! Can the thappads ever turn to chummas, wonders Monojit Lahiri.  The Oscars really have becom...

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Remembering Hollywood’s Cleopatra!

A Timeless Movie Queen, Ageless Screen Legend, Matchless Star, writes Monojit Lahiri, on Elizabeth Taylor’s 88th Birth Anniversary on 27th February 2020, when paying tri...

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In the land of the capitalists

‘Battleship Potemkin’ was premiered at the historic Bolshoi Theatre auditorium in Moscow on December 21, 1925, writes Monish K Das The audience consisted of the w...

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Their Little Secret: Murmur of the Heart

Louis Malle is known for controversial and often semi-autobiographical work, writes Sharad Raj. Murmur of the Heart (Le souffle au cœur) is a 1971 film by French filmma...

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Being Rita Hayworth (October 17 1918 to May 14 1987)

How Rita Hayworth has motivated him to write noir and how he cannot completely discard Oedipal undertones in his relationship with this gorgeous star, is what Sharad Raj write...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MAINSTREAM VS. ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES

A comprehensive understanding of mainstream and alternative movements enrich discussions...

April 19 2024

KALEIDOSCOPE: A TALE SET IN THE TIMES OF ANARCHY

With Kahini: A Story of Our Times, Om Books International’s recently published Eng...

April 18 2024

BOLLYWOOD: FRANK & FEARLESS, GULZAR…UNCUT!

Monojit Lahiri recalls an amazing conversation with a dear, cherished and hugely respect...

April 17 2024