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Cut-Pieces: Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh

Lotte Hoek


This book explores the shadowy world of the short, pornographic cut-piece clips that appear in some films in Bangladesh and examines their place in South Asian film culture. It provides a portrait of the production, consumption and cinematic pleasures of stray celluloid and shines a light on Bangladesh's state-owned film industry and popular practices of the obscene. It explains that a cut-piece is a strip of locally made celluloid pornography surreptitiously spliced into the reels of action films in Bangladesh. To explain this phenomenon, it follows the making and reception of Mintu the Murde ... More

Keywords: Mintu the Murderer, pornographic cut-piece, Bangladesh, South Asian cinema, film culture, Bangladeshi film inustry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231162890
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231162890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lotte Hoek, author
University of Edinburgh