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Ray, Satyajit 1921-1992

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Most widely held works by Satyajit Ray
Pather panchali = Song of the little road by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

88 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray's first film introduces the ways of Indian life by focusing on an impoverished Indian family, especially on the young son, Apu. This film is the first in a trilogy dealing with the life of Apu. (Does not circulate)
The music room by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

46 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With The Music Room (Jalsaghar), Satyajit Ray brilliantly evokes the crumbling opulence of the world of a fallen aristocrat (the beloved actor Chhabi Biswas) desperately clinging to a fading way of life. His greatest joy is the music room in which he has hosted lavish concerts over the years-now a shadow of its former vivid self. An incandescent depiction of the clash between tradition and modernity, and a showcase for some of India's most popular musicians of the day, The Music Room is a defining work by the great Bengali filmmaker"--Container
Our films, their films by Satyajit Ray( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian moviemaker's views on cinematic trends and the film industry; articles and lectures
Charulata by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

40 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neglected by her ambitious journalist husband, the lonely Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee) befriends his cousin (Soumitra Chatterjee), an aspiring writer, and almost inevitably their feelings for each other begin to deepen."--Container
Shatranj ke khilari = Chess players by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The kingdom of Oudh has a gently decadent Nawab (king), who is busy being a poet, composer, singer, dancer, and choreographer, but not a ruler. Mirza and Mir are old friends, living in the capital city off ancestral wealth and taxes on their lands. As the king is obsessed with his artistic endeavors, the friends are obsessed with shatranj (chess). In 1856, the East India Company sends General Outram, the British Resident of Lucknow, to take over the kingdom, under the charge of misrule. The king dithers, the friends play chess. British troops march into the city; the king surrenders without a fight, and the friends remove to a distant village so they can play in peace
Ghare-bāire by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

35 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both a romantic-triangle tale and a philosophical take on violence in times of revolution, The Home and the World, set in early twentieth-century Bengal, concerns an aristocratic but progressive man who, in insisting on broadening his more traditional wife's political horizons, drives her into the arms of his radical school chum. Satyajit Ray had wanted to adapt Rabindranath Tagore's classic novel to the screen for decades. When he finally did in 1984, he fashioned a personal, exquisite film that stands as a testament to his lifelong love for the great writer. Additional Reading:
Shakespeare Wallah by James Ivory( Visual )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troupe of English and Indian Shakespearean actors tour India giving performances whenever they can secure engagements. A young Indian, Sanju, forms a relationship with Lizzie, the daughter of the English founders of the troupe. That the actors in the film are real Shakespearean actors from a real troupe adds a touch of irony to the tragi-comic nostalgia for crumbling Imperial culture. Ivory, in his second film, has clearly been influenced by Satyajit Ray who composed the music. Note that the soundtrack is only fair but the English dialogue is audible
Pathera pān̐cālī( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in Bengali and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor Bengali family survives in a village but wider horizons tempt the father. The protection of family members' reputations, the relationship of the family group to an elderly 'aunt', and first confrontations with death contribute to the early development of the boy Apu. His father's dreams prevail over the objections of his mother so that at the end of the film the family moves to the big city of Benares. Apu's experiences are followed in the second film of the trilogy: "Aparajito" and his growth to early manhood in the final film "Apur Sansar."
The unicorn expedition, and other fantastic tales of India by Satyajit Ray( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ganaśhatru by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

39 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Satyajit Ray's absorbing contemporary adaptation of a play by Henrik Ibsen, a good-hearted doctor discovers that the serious illness befalling the citizens of his small Bengali town may be due to a contamination of the holy water at the local temple. His findings are met not with public gratitude but with rancor, as well as opposition from local authorities, who are afraid the news will keep visitors away. Stately in style but with a fiery debate at its heart, An Enemy of the People gets at the tension between religion and science in everyday Indian life
The Darjeeling Limited original soundtrack by Peter Sarstedt( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soundtrack to the 2007 motion picture release "The Darjeeling Limited," featuring twenty-two songs by various performers, including "Where Do You Go To," "Bombay Talkie," and "This Time Tomorrow."
Stories by Satyajit Ray( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My years with Apu by Satyajit Ray( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author's memoir about production of his first three films
Satyajit Ray on cinema by Satyajit Ray( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satyajit Ray, one of the greatest auteurs of twentieth century cinema, was a Bengali motion-picture director, writer, and illustrator who set a new standard for Indian cinema with his Apu Trilogy: 'Pather Panchali' (Song of the Little Road) (1955), 'Aparajito' (The Unvanquished) (1956), and 'Apur Sansar' (The World of Apu) (1959). His work was admired for its humanism, versatility, attention to detail, and skilled use of music. He was also widely praised for his critical and intellectual writings, which mirror his filmmaking in their precision and wide-ranging grasp of history, culture, and aesthetics. Spanning forty years of Ray's career, these essays, for the first time collected in one volume, present the filmmaker's reflections on the art and craft of the cinematic medium and include his thoughts on sentimentalism, mass culture, silent films, the influence of the French New Wave, and the experience of being a successful director
The adventures of Feluda by Satyajit Ray( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuatro inolvidables aventuras policíacas del brillante detective Feluda llenas de imaginación, humor, inteligencia y, a la vez, limpias de toda violencia gratuita. Un recorrido animado y colorista por las costumbres de la India y sus gentes y una referencia excepcional al mundo cinematográfico de la mano del prestigioso director de cine Satyajit Ray." -- page 4 of cover
The World of Apu India 1958 : the honeymoon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third film in Satyajit Ray's trilogy. Tells of Apu, a struggling writer who, visiting the wedding of a friend's sister, finds himself the bridegroom when the husband-to-be is discovered to be insane
Satyajit Ray : interviews by Satyajit Ray( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's pre-eminent film director, Satyajit Ray (1912-1992) came to public attention in 1955 with 'Pather Panchali'. This text reveals a genial, generous, unpretentious, immensely knowledgeable man who, for all his fame, remained to the end unaffected by the glamour of the movie-world
The apu trilogy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in Bengali and Hindi and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each film stands on its own but they each gain from being seen together. Pather Panchali concerns the boy Apu's life in a Bengali village. Aparajito is about the growing Apu's relationship with his mother, Sarbajaya, and his gradual detachment through education and the force of circumstances. Apur Sansar is built around Apu's marriage, his determination to become a writer, the devastation of loss and the affirmation of life. A theme running through the trilogy is the tension between individuality and the demands of community focused on the family
Satyajit Ray : in search of the modern by Suranjan Ganguly( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In this book, Suranjan Ganguly focuses on Ray's negotiations with the modern in six of his major films made between 1955 and 1970, showing India's conflicts between tradition and progress, village and city, old and new. Satyajit Ray is a thoughtful look at the artist's vision of men and women seeking their identity in a transforming world."--Jacket
The cinema of Satyajit Ray : between tradition and modernity by Darius Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Rai, Sathyajith 1921-1992

Ray S. 1921-1992

Ray, Satyajit

Ray, Satyajit 1921-1992

Ray, Satyajit 1922-

Rāẙa, Satyajit̲

Rāẏa, Satyajiṯ 1921-1992

Rāẏa, Satẏajit̲a

Rāẏa, Satyajita 1921-1992

R̲ē, Satyajit

Ṟē, Satyajit 1921-1992

Rej, Satʹjadžit 1921-1992

Rey Satyajit

Satjadžit Raj

Satjadžitas Rėjus

Satjadžits Rejs

Satyacit Ray

Satyajit Ray.

Satyajit Ray 1921-1992

Satyajit Ray cineasta indio

Satyajit Ray director de cine indio

Satyajit Ray Film maker, writer

Satyajit Ray Indiaas filmregisseur (1921-1992)

Satyajit Ray Indian filmmaker

Satyajit Ray Indiano nga agar-aramid ti pelikula

Satyajit Ray indický režisér

Satyajit Ray indischer Filmregisseur

Satyajit Ray réalisateur, écrivain et compositeur indien bengali

Satyajit Ray regista indiano

Satyajit Rē

Satyajit R̲ē 1921-1992

Satyajita Rāya

Satyajita Rāẏa 1921-1992

Σατιατζίτ Ράι

Σατιατζίτ Ράι Ινδός σκηνοθέτης

Рай, Сатьяджит

Рей С. 1921-1992

Сат’яджыт Рай

Сатьяджит Рай

Сатьяджит Рай бенгальський індійський режисер кіно

Сатьяджит Рай индийский кинорежиссёр

Сатьяджит Рей

Сатяджит Рей

Сатјађит Рај

Сацьяджыт Рэй

Սաթյաջիտ Ռայ

סאטיאדזשיט ריי

סטיאג'יט ריי

راي، ساتيا جيت، 1921-1992

ساتياجيت راى

ساتياجيت راي

ساتياجيت راي، 1921-1992

ساتیاجیت رای تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، آهنگساز، نویسنده، و کارگردان هندی

ساتیاجیت ڕای

ستیہ جیت رائے

ستیہ جیت راۓ

राय, सत्यजित

राय सत्यजित 1921-1992

सत्यजित रे

सत्यजित राय

सत्यजित राय 1921-1992

রায় সত্যজিত 1921-1992

রায়, সত্যজিৎ

সত্যজিত রায়

সত্যজিত রায় 1921-1992

সত্যজিৎ রায় বাঙালি চলচ্চিত্র পরিচালক

সত্যজিৎ ৰায়

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સત્યજીત રે

ସତ୍ୟଜିତ ରାୟ

சத்யஜித் ராய்

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ಸತ್ಯಜಿತ್ ರೇ

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සත්‍යජිත් රායි

สัตยาจิต เรย์

სატიაჯიტ რაი

레이, 사티야지트 1921-1992

사티야지트 레이


ラエ, ショットジト

レイ, サタジット



My years with ApuThe adventures of FeludaSatyajit Ray : interviewsSatyajit Ray : in search of the modernThe cinema of Satyajit Ray : between tradition and modernitySatyajit Ray : the inner eyePortrait of a director: Satyajit Ray