The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity / Edition 1

The Cinema of Hong Kong: History, Arts, Identity / Edition 1

by Poshek Fu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521776023

ISBN-13: 9780521776028

Pub. Date: 03/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Cinema of Hong Kong examines one of the most popular and dynamic cinema traditions in the history of film. Providing an overview of major directors, genres and stars, from its origins to the present, this volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical, and artistic contexts. Individual essays focus on Hong Kong cinema before and during World War

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The Cinema of Hong Kong examines one of the most popular and dynamic cinema traditions in the history of film. Providing an overview of major directors, genres and stars, from its origins to the present, this volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical, and artistic contexts. Individual essays focus on Hong Kong cinema before and during World War II; the cinema of the turbulent 1960s; its rise to world prominence in the 1970s and its reception in the United States, and the revival of Cantonese cinema, among other topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521776028
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgements Poshek Fu and David Desser; Introduction Poshek Fu and David Desser; Chronology of Hong Kong cinema David Desser and Poshek Fu; Part I. History: 1. The Kung Fu craze: Hong Kong cinema's first American reception David Desser; 2. The American connection in early Hong Kong cinema Law Kar; 3. The 1960s: modernity, youth culture, and Hong Kong Cantonese cinema Poshek Fu; 4. The 1970s: movement and transition Stephen Teo; Part II. Arts: 5. Richness through imperfection: King Hu and the glimpse David Bordwell; 6. Space, place, and spectacle: the crisis cinema of John Woo Tony Williams; 7. Besides fists and blood: Michael Hui and Cantonese comedy Jenny Lau; 8. The film work of Ann Hui Patricia Erens; Part III. Identity: 9. Between Nationalism and Colonialism: mainland émigrés, marginal culture, Hong Kong cinema 1937–1941 Poshek Fu; 10. Urban cinema and cultural identity of Hong Kong Leung Ping-Kwan; 11. Rewriting history: Hong Kong nostalgia cinema and its social practice Natalia Chan Sui Hung; 12. Filming diaspora and identity: Hong Kong and 1997 Sheldon Lu; 13. Buying American, consuming Hong Kong: cultural commerce, fantasies of identity, and the cinema Gina Marchetti; 14. Hong Kong electric shadows: a selected bibliography of studies in English H. C. Li; Index.

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