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The Resource The courtesans of Bombay, Merchant Ivory Productions presents a film made by Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; produced in association with the Criterion Collection ; a Merchant Ivory Production for Channel 4 ; produced and directed by Ismail Merchant

The courtesans of Bombay, Merchant Ivory Productions presents a film made by Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; produced in association with the Criterion Collection ; a Merchant Ivory Production for Channel 4 ; produced and directed by Ismail Merchant

Label
The courtesans of Bombay
Title
The courtesans of Bombay
Statement of responsibility
Merchant Ivory Productions presents a film made by Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; produced in association with the Criterion Collection ; a Merchant Ivory Production for Channel 4 ; produced and directed by Ismail Merchant
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • hin
  • hin
  • eng
  • hin
Summary
Pavan Pool is an enclosed area of Bombay where the city's singing and dancing courtesans ply their trade. Crammed tenements house thousands of men playing up to the camera as they seek out forbidden pleasures - and the courtesans themselves, who appear more as entertainers than sex workers. It shows how young girls are groomed in the arts of singing, dancing, and by inference, seduction. The film is about a tradition with a special place in Indian society: the entertainment of paying customers - always men - by songstresses and dancers who perform in the classical Hindustani styles of the ancient "nautch" girls
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cameraman, Vishnu Mathur ; editors, Amit Bose, Rita Stern
Dewey number
306.74/2
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Hindi dialogue with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
LC call number
DS422.C67
LC item number
C67 2005
PerformerNote
Saeed Jaffrey, Kareen Samar
Runtime
74
Technique
live action
Label
The courtesans of Bombay, Merchant Ivory Productions presents a film made by Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; produced in association with the Criterion Collection ; a Merchant Ivory Production for Channel 4 ; produced and directed by Ismail Merchant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1983
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (74 min.)
Isbn
9780780028777
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 6659
Other control number
037429194522
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
COU140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58996230
  • (IMDb)tt0163591
  • (OCoLC)ocn858636025
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The courtesans of Bombay, Merchant Ivory Productions presents a film made by Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; produced in association with the Criterion Collection ; a Merchant Ivory Production for Channel 4 ; produced and directed by Ismail Merchant
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1983
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (74 min.)
Isbn
9780780028777
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Previous call number: DVD 6659
Other control number
037429194522
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
COU140
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58996230
  • (IMDb)tt0163591
  • (OCoLC)ocn858636025
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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