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The birth of India's film industry: how the movies came to Mumbai

25 July 2013 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

There is a fascinating but little-known prequel to Indian cinema that goes right back to silent films made in the 1890s

In October 1917, Hiralal Sen was sick, bankrupt and just a few days away from death when he received some cruel news. His brother's warehouse was on fire and, as it burned, Sen's career as a film-maker went up in flames. The warehouse contained the entire stock of the Royal Bioscope Company, the Sen brothers' firm, which showed and produced films in the Kolkata area in the early years of the 20th century. The blaze destroyed Sen's films, and with them much of the proof of India's early cinema history.

The centenary celebrations suggest that Indian film production began in 1913, but that is far from the truth. "The history of Indian cinema before 1913 is a fragmentary one, but it is no less interesting for that," says Luke McKernan, moving »

- Pamela Hutchinson

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First Full Trailer and New Poster Released for Riddick

15 May 2013 2:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Despite knowing that Riddick is set to release at the tail end of the Summer movie season (September 6th), we haven't really seen a whole lot of footage from the film.  We got a quick little teaser (if you could call it that), and that's about it.  Now, we've got our first full trailer, with loads of new footage plus a new poster and stills.  Come inside to check them all out.

Riddick is the third film in the "Chronicles of Riddick" franchise (though I'm not sure they're calling it that any more) but judging by this trailer, it has much more in common with Pitch Black than it's sequel. looks almost exactly the same, but I don't mean that in a bad way.  Just watch and you'll see what I mean:

It's light on the story, but the trailer gives a much better look at the film »

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