Dev Anand’s Bombay Noir with Neale Barnholden
To celebrate the end of #Noirvember, we welcome fellow Edmonton cinephile and podcaster Neale Barnholden to discuss two classic Bollywood films noir starring Dev Anand.
Show Notes: Thank you Ryan Currie! Neale on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nealpolitan), Witch, Please (http://ohwitchplease.ca), and Plot Device (https://soundcloud.com/plotdevice) Matt and Erin want all films to feature singing and dancing dogs The Pacific Cinematheque (http://www.thecinematheque.ca) Film Noir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmnoir) #Noirvember (https://twitter.com/hashtag/noirvember) Dev Anand (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevAnand) Shah Shahid’s piece at Indian Screen (http://indianscreen.com/spotlight-dev-anand-how-a-legend-helped-shape-the-current-bollywood-landscape/) Guru Dutt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guru_Dutt) Erin misread her notes: Dutt directed Jaal, the film that he and Anand acted in together is Hum Ek Hain
INTERVAL (“Suno Gajar Kya Gaye (https://youtu.be/MF7EhAB0um8)” from Baazi)
Baazi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baazi(1951film)) Deviations from Hollywood Noir conventions Venetian blinds and dutch angles (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutchangle) A hearty handshake and kissing in Bollywood (http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/25/kissing-is-on-the-rise-in-india-but-not-because-of-bollywood-author-say/?r=0) A modern and progressive woman The opening song: “Sharmaye Kahe Ghabraye Kahe (https://youtu.be/RFDkSjz-FKA)” the umbrella song: “Dekh Ke Akeli Mohe Barkha (https://youtu.be/poszw4rWMMM)” C.I.D. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.I.D.(1956film)) Anand as a detective vs. Anand as a gambler The femme fatale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femmefatale) Getting out of the city Johnny Walker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JohnnyWalker_(actor)) and his flying hat Tonal shifts and differences Bollywood cops are always corrupt Smoking in Bollywood
NEXT TIME: The films of Aditya Chopra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aditya_Chopra) Find us on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers/id1036988030?mt=2) and Stitcher (http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bollywood-is-for-lovers)! Follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/BollywoodPod)! Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BollywoodIsForLovers/)! #filmnoir #noirvember #devanand #gurudutt #baazi #geetabali #kalpanakartik #knsingh #johnnywalker #shakila #waheedarehman