Vision and the mission of a filmmaker :
The philosophy behind the language of cinema
In a wide ranging interview, Vishvanath Buddhika
Keerthisena or Boodee Keerthisena spells out his vision and
philosophy behind filmmaking which is highly influenced by his film
education in the USA. Boodeee studied cinema at the School of Visual
Arts in Manhattan.
Self-deception as a literary theme
One has begun to witness, in recent times, the
rise of an undeniable interest in novels written in English by
Indians and Indian-born writers. The kind of careful and sustained
attention that novelists such as Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Amit
Chaudhuri, Vikram Seth, Arundathi Roy, Rohiton Mistry and Aravind
Adiga have attracted is indicative of this trend.
As I pointed out in the previous week’s column,
one of the major concerns of the postcolonial writer is reclaiming
history. A fact that a postcolonial writer should be aware of is the
existence of the versions of colonial history which often colours
native with black.