Acknowledgments

We are thankful to Mr. Denis Darzacq for giving us permission to use some of his pictures, taken during the shooting of Ganashatru (Enemy of the People, 1989).

We are also thankful to Lake View Press to provide permission to reproduce a long interview with Satyajit Ray (Copyright 1982 by Dan Georgakas. Reprinted by permission from The Cineaste Interviews: On the Art and Politics of the Cinema. Georgakas, Dan and Lenny Rubenstein, eds. Chicago: Lake View Press, 1982. (Lake View Press; Cineaste magazine http://www.cineaste.com)

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The information contained in this website is based upon the viewing of films by Satyajit Ray; I have seen 29 of the thirty-six feature and short films Ray made. In addition, I have relied on the following books for much of the factual information. The links on the right point to the online bookstore amazon.com where you can purchase these books.

Ray, Satyajit. Our films, their films. 1st U.S. ed. New York, Hyperion Books, 1994 / Bombay, Orient Longman, 1976. ISBN 0861256379 / 0863113176 / 0861251768 / 0786861223
A collection of articles written by Ray. Discusses Indian, European, Asian, Russian and Hollywood cinema; aspects of his craft; his encounters with Renoir and Kurosawa; New wave and old masters & Silent films.
Paperback
Hardcover
US Edition

Ray, Satyajit / Shampa Banerjee. The Apu trilogy. Calcutta, Seagull Books, 1985. ISBN 0571125549 / 0804466793.
Three screenplays of the “Apu Trilogy” films.

Paperback
Hardcover

Ray, Satyajit. My years with Apu. New Delhi / New York. Viking, 1994. ISBN 0670862150.
Ray shares his excitement and worries while making the “Apu Trilogy”; The book is as much about “making of a filmmaker: Satyajit Ray” as the films of the trilogy.

Hardcover

Robinson, Andrew. Satyajit Ray : The Inner Eye. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1989 / Calcutta, Rupa & Co., 1990. ISBN: 0520069056.
Individual films in detail , bio, career chronology, development as a filmmaker, Ray style & Craft. Comprehensive and in depth.

Hardcover

Seton, Marie. Portrait of a director: Satyajit Ray, London, Dennis Dobson, 1971. ISBN 0253168155 / 0234772344.
Individual films in detail , bio, career chronology, development as a filmmaker, Ray style & Craft. Comprehensive and in depth.

Hardcover
Paperback
The Cineaste InterviewsOn the Art and Politics of the Cinema. Georgakas, Dan and Lenny Rubenstein, eds. Chicago: Lake View Press, 1982. ISBN 0941702030.
A collection of 35 in-depth interviews with the world’s leading filmmakers and critics.
 

Film reviews by Pauline Kael:

5001 Nights at the Movies : Expanded for the 90s With 800 New Reviews
ISBN 0805013679, 1991

I Lost It at the Movies : Film Writings 1954-1965
ISBN 0714529753, 1994

When the Lights Go Down, ISBN 0030568420.

 

Film reviews by Leonard Maltin:

Leonard Maltin’s Movie & Video Guide,
ISBN 0451195825

Satyajit Ray ©Denis Darzacq
Satyajit Ray ©Denis Darzacq