Friday, June 20, 2008

More on Tamil Films's History

Dear friend,
Many of you seem to have enjoyed the speeches by kamal and nadigar thilakam Sivaji. Some have asked me as to what the information on early cinema referred to by both of them was.....In response I have posted the entire lecture on Early tamil Film Pioneers in youtube made by my seniors in the field of Tamil film history.
The first speaker Sri Theodore Baskeran was The chief post master general of Tamil Nadu and a great film history buff.His book on Tamil Cinema is a swarna kamal award winner. The Eye of the serpent.His other books include The Message Bearers.His lecture was in Tamil.
The second speaker is the inimitable Randor Guy, a film historian of repute and a film maker too.He was a practicing advocate till his passion for films became too much to handle.He has written several Books ( The classic is Starlight Starbright - now sadly out of print).A great speaker and a prolific writer.His speech is in 3 parts, thanks to youtube,s rules and this is in Tamil too. Apologies to those who do not know the Language

I give below the links

Theodore baskeran's speech - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1MoeXMooTw

Randor Guy's - First part http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEk1r02Y-hA
second part http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeWunUT3BJs
third part http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBjffsTXSas

Kamalhaasan's speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb9N3-4GTaM

Sivaji's Speech - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUAmXbw0BRY

PLEASE DO FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ALL FRIENDS AND LOVERS OF CINEMA

3 comments:

சுரேகா.. said...

Great...

u ve given nice links and meaningful content.

thank you!

Raghavendra said...

Dear Sir,
Your write up on AVM's gesture is really informative. They have shown their mettle by creating a memoir there at the AVM studios. Thank you for bringing out the memories.
Raghavendran.

Anonymous said...

You have to express more your opinion to attract more readers, because just a video or plain text without any personal approach is not that valuable. But it is just form my point of view

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