This is a list of the last few reviews on my blog on classic cinema, called ‘Dusted Off’. Read more on the blog itself.
- Ten of my favourite ‘male pianist’ songs - Some time back, I received a request from a blog reader and long-ago professor of mine: would I do a post on songs sung at pianos? Hindi cinema, back in the good old days, invariably had a song at a … Continue reading
- Rear Window (1954) - Friend, blog reader and sometime fellow blogger Harvey nudged me gently last week with a bit of information I hadn’t remembered. August 13th, 2014 was the 115th birth anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock. Was I planning to post something Hitchcock-related to mark … Continue reading
- Book Review: Sathya Saran’s ‘Sun Mere Bandhu Re: The Musical World of SD Burman’ - To say that I am fond of Sachin Dev Burman is to put it mildly. Along with OP Nayyar, SD Burman was one of the first music directors I heard of—thanks to my father, who is a devoted fan of … Continue reading
- Mamta (1966) - While watching Pakeezah some months back (and reading Meghnad Desai’s book about the film), I was struck by how fond old Hindi cinema used to be of the motif of the ‘chaste tawaif’. A paradox, seemingly, because how could a … Continue reading
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