Deep Focus: Reflections on Cinema

Updated: Jan 28, 2012, 14:39 PM IST

Satyajit Ray is acknowledged as one of the world`s finest filmmakers. His films changed the way the world looked at Indian cinema. But he was also a bestselling writer of novels and short stories, and possibly the only Indian filmmaker who wrote prolifically on cinema.

This book brings together, for the first time in one volume, some of his most cerebral writings on films. With the economy and precision that marked his films, Ray writes on the art and craft of cinema, pens an ode to silent cinema, discusses the problems in adapting literary works to film and pays tribute to contemporaries like Jean-Luc Godard and Uttam Kumar.