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My Years with Apu: A Memoir Paperback – 17 Feb 1997
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The Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray tells the story behind the making of his three films, the "Apu" trilogy. Completed shortly before his death, the memoir covers the key aspects of his career: his decision to give up a lucrative job in advertising in order to make his first film, early setbacks, a chronic shortage of funds, the guidance and support of directors such as Jean Renoir, his solutions to problems, and the acclaim for his films at home and abroad.
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Content: If you are a fan of Satyajit Ray or if you are planning to make your own first film, I would recommend this book. His account of the making of his first film is pretty impressive and inspiring. I did not get the same feeling about the other two films in the trilogy, as he seems to have made them relatively easily due to him being an established director by the time those were made.