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As stated earlier in this work, "movies mirror the values, interests, cultural perspectives and prejudices of their makers". Similarly, Custen pointed out that the biopics of his study appear to be " . . . in-house reflections of the community of producers . . . " that made them. For example, he cites the relationship between Jewish performer George Jessel's background as a vaudeville performer and his " . . . production of six biographies for Zanuck at Fox . . . all (of which) placed vaudeville at the center of the universe . . . " Custen also observed that the studio biopics " . . . are the product of institutional pressures that located authority in the hands of one or more powerful figures whose world view was . . . remarkably narrow . . . " and that " . . . the producers of (the Hollywood biopics) . . . often filtered the content of a great life through the sieve of their own experiences, values, and personalities." In any case, the " . . . studios tried to control, through various means, the attempts of others to shape their making of history. They accomplished this--in part for reasons of efficiency, in part for ideological purposes . . . " The more current and extended study of the Hollywood biopics suggests that these phenomena of rewriting history and attempting to control moviegoers' views of history continue without significant change.
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University professor and author Kindem Gorham also states that " . . . although the feature film industry has grown and changed rather dramatically during the past century, its basic motivation to maximize profits through specific policies and strategies--such as . . . cooperation and competition with related entertainment industries, self-censorship, and the concentration of power in a few companies that dominate both foreign and domestic markets--have remained remarkably unchanged."
14/11/2001 · Self Matters - Kindle edition by Dr
The film centers around the life of Paru, one of the Panihari (women who fetch water) as she struggles against nature and society to attain self-reliance for her family and herself.