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ESTHEPPAN (Dir. Govindan Aravindan, 1979, India)

Aravindan’s 1979 feature film Estheppan (Stephen) is a companion piece to Kummatty, also released in 1979. Estheppan, a mythical entity conjured by a Christian fishing village in Kerala, materialises magically … Continue reading

May 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mehboob’s AAN (1952) – Indian Cinema’s entry into Europe

This latest piece on Aan is part of an on going series of tentative writings and research on the films of Mehboob Khan – earlier posts have focused on Roti … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

THE KEEP (Dir. Michael Mann, 1983, US) – Atmospheric Exegesis

Given Mann’s consolidation as perhaps American cinema’s greatest film auteur does a film like The Keep hold any bearing on his reputation today? What can the film tell us about … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE JERICHO MILE (Dir. Michael Mann, 1979, US) – Out of Time

Mann’s exceptional staging of action sequences often amount to an orgasmic visual and sensory poetry. Mann’s action is not dirty but graceful. It has a kind of scholarly attention to … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

OMAR AHMED

UK-based Film Scholar and PhD Researcher (Indian Parallel Cinema) at The University of Manchester (AHRC 2015).

Previously Head of Film (2003 – 2016) at Aquinas College, Stockport.

Contact:
oahmed5@gmail.com

LATEST PUBLICATION: ROBOCOP (Auteur/Columbia University Press, 2018)

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