TAMIL HERITAGE GROUP
A Movement for Preservation, Documentation and Sensitisation of our Heritage
This month’s programme will feature a talk on
“FROM PRINT TO SCREEN : LITERATURE AND TAMIL CINEMA”
Thiru THEODORE BASKARAN
on 7th March (Saturday) 2009 at 05.00 pm
at Thakkar Bapa Vidyalaya Campus,
58 Venkatanarayana Road,
T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017
Thiru Theodore Baskaran speaks on interaction between literature and cinema, Tamil literary works that have been adapted to the screen, the aesthetical issues in such an adaptation and the difficulties.
S.Theodore Baskaran. Author of 'The Eye of the Serpent - An Introduction to Tamil CInema' which won the Swarnakamal award from the President of India in 1997. His earlier book ‘The Message Bearers’ (1981) is considered a pioneering work in the field of popular culture. He was a member of the Jury for the National Film awards in 2003. He was a Hughs Visiting Scholar in the University of Michigan in 2001 and taught a course on Tamil cinema. Baskaran writes on cinema both in Tamil and English.