SANTHI JAYASEKERA : FILMMAKER

 

It is truly difficult to describe who Mahatma Shanti really is: he doesn’t prefer to limit his activities by the narrow circle and tries always to beat his own record. That’s the reason he chose the way of a film director, as it is cinematography where Mahatma Shanti can express his lust for innovation, creative search and flight of fancy.

Cinema production is like life: it is full of joy, beauty, sometimes tragedy and drama, but it always brings us to the Truth. To reflect all the life miracles, a film director has to be mature enough to be able to reflect, reveal and convey the inner state of characters and also to be capable of emphasizing. Furthermore, cinema production always requires purely deep and profound knowledge in various fields of science, both arts and technology. And Mahatma Shanti belongs to that rare kind of masters of a great erudition.

 

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THE CINEMA OF THE USA

 

By Prof. Santhi Jayasekera

 

The cinema of the USA

Hollywood is “The dream factory”. Hollywood, the famous district in California, LA, is known worldwide as the main place of the American cinema industry. Here the majority of American films are shot, and a lot of celebrities live. On Hollywood Walk of Fame there are more than two thousand and a half hand imprints of movie, theatre and entertainment stars.

-          The Appearance of Hollywood

Just before the cinema era, well-known Thomas Edison created at his lab the device for the demonstration of the moving figures, which gained the name “kinetoscope”, and he made the patent on it in 1893. With the appearance of the great amount of the devices by Lumière brothers and of the other European firms, Edison suffered under high competitiveness. He brought some cases to court, and, basing on the patent right, he tried to fight the competitors. When suddenly W. Dickson, the engineer, who took part in the construction of the kinetoscope, left the lab of Edison and in 1896 created his own lab named “Biograf”.

After the long fight at the end of 1907 Edison’s company gathered the biggest competitors and came to the compromise, according to that every has the right to use the patent on the condition that the half of the income from the cinema distribution is transferred to Edison, while the competitors made another suggest – to create the only company that would control the collection of percentages and at the same time would have the monopolistic right on the patent.

 

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Review of the film "TRUE LOVE"

 

Review of the film "True love" (A. N. Iezuitov, Grand-doctor, Professor)
A film of Santhi Jayasekera

  The screenplay of Santhi P. Jayasekera under the paradoxically intriguing title "True love" is dedicated to the truly great and comprehensive, irresistible and life-giving power of love. This gives the screenplay the special interest and magnetism for its future audience. 
The characters of the screenplay are young people with so-called "disabilities." Along with it the lives of the characters are closely associated with artistic creativity. Ruslan is a blind musician, plays the piano well and sings, speaks and hears, touch-sensitive.

   Anna is a hearing-impaired interpreter, speaking the language of the deaf, speaks well and sees, touch-sensitive. 
Paul is a deaf-mute artist, seeing.
Previously, we have already met musicians in art and in life, blind and deaf. Blind pianist ("Blind musician" by V. Korolenko), blind violinist (Mozart and Salieri by A. Pushkin). Beethoven became actually deaf. Blind is a talented contemporary pianist Oleg Akkuratov etc. 
Moreover, at present in Israel there is a special and unique in the world theatre of deafblind performers, who will conduct tours in Russia. In Moscow the Fund of support of deafblind "Connection" was created, organizing competitions in the field of art and creative workshops. In St. Petersburg there is a puppet theatre for the vision impaired and hearing-impaired children.

   Santhi P. Jayasekera goes very timely in his screenplays in the tideway of truly global tradition, at the same time significantly developing and enriching it, theoretically and practically.

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Film : TRUE LOVE

 


Film : True Love., 2015.

By Santhi P. Jayasekara.

The basis of the screenplay is a love story between young people with disabilities. The action takes place at a boarding school. In the center of a love triangle hearing Anna, the interpreter with sign language, which is feeling like dumb artist of Pavel, and to a blind musician Ruslan. Pavel and Ruslan are in love with her. Everyone aspires to make her happy in his own way: one writes for her pictures, and the other composes music. However, Anna's hard to make a choice. And only the sacrifice of one of the heroes, and divine blessing put everything in its place, showing the great power of love.

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INDIAN CINEMA AND BOLLYWOOD

Dr. Shanti Jayasekara, PhD, Grand PhD

 

The distinguishing feature of Indian cinema has always been uniqueness based on the tradition of national drama, even when the most serious movie plot is followed by songs and dances with the emphasis on musical compositions.

It is quality of music and songs which are so crucial for success of films. In order to attract attention of the audience, long before the premiere of films themselves some soundtracks are usually released.

The major character is an ordinary person, which is able to withstand the evil and injustice and, as the majority of cinema industry are the representatives come from low classes. This factor is the main during the film making.

Good music, bright colors, beautiful dresses help the viewer forget about his life problems for a while.

 

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FROM THE GENERAL TO SPECIAL

Prof. Shanti Jayasekara, PhD, Grand PhD

Historical Genre in cinema.

In this paper some aspects of the evolution of cinema during its 120 years of existence are considered. Particularly, the paper deals with its historical theme.

It is to be noted that “the Passion of the Christ” is probably the first dramatic movie. The historical theme is reflected in the cinema of some countries, mainly in the USA, at the dream factory named Hollywood. It is clear that consideration of different direction of cinema should be conducted in the context of overall review.

In its history, cinema has gone through many downturns and still wasn’t able to get rid of them. Rivalry, rollercoaster ride, oblivion and again – rises.

The evolution of cinema was stimulated, first of all, by the interests of businessmen, creative motivation of its makers, who represent all the aspects of cinema, and by the progress of technical and visual devices of cinema, which allows to create “the second reality”.

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