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Reel World: An Anthropology of Creation

Anand Pandian
Anand Pandian

Anand Pandian teaches anthropology at Johns Hopkins University. His books include Crooked Stalks: Cultivating Virtue in South India, also published by Duke University Press.

Walter Murch is an Academy Award–winning film editor and sound designer, and the author of In the Blink of an Eye: A Perspective on Film Editing.

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November 2015

This chapter focuses on the choreography and execution of an erotically charged song-and-dance sequence, broaching the morally ambiguous status of pleasure in Indian cinema.

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