Satyajit Ray: The Golden Fortress

3/1/2023; 47 minutes

Guests Pujita Guha (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) and Bishnupriya Ghosh (Global Studies & English, UCSB) join moderator Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) for a post-screening discussion of Satyajit Ray's The Golden Fortress (1974). Together, Guha, Ghosh, and Sarkar discuss the literary origins of Ray's film, its popular appeal in the 1970s in India, and how it helps us to better understand Ray as a maker of popular genre film. They also discuss how Ray channeled influences from science fiction, detective fiction, travelogues, and other popular genres to create a distinctive and iconic body of cinematic work. Recorded on 11/07/2022. (#38715)

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