Melodrama and Asian Cinema / Edition 1

Melodrama and Asian Cinema / Edition 1

by Wimal Dissanayake
     
 

This unique study examines the importance of melodrama in the film traditions of Japan, India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia.See more details below

Overview

This unique study examines the importance of melodrama in the film traditions of Japan, India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521612081
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Film Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Melodrama/subjectivity/ideology: Western melodrama theories and their relevance (or not) to recent Chinese cinema; 3. Symbolic representation and symbolic violence: Chinese family melodrama of the early 1980's; 4. The Goddess. Reflections on melodrama East and West; 5. History and its discontent: melodrama as historical understanding; 6. Melodrama, postmodernism and Japanese cinema; 7. Staging the subject: the melodramatisation of gender in An Actor's Revenge; 8. Insiders and outsiders: cross-cultural criticism and Japanese film melodrama; 9. Psyches, ideologies and melodrama: US and Japan; 10. Andaz; 11. The concept of evil and social order in Indian melodrama: an evolving dialectic; 12. Politics of melodrama in Indonesian cinema; 13. Power, pleasure and desire: the female body in Filipino melodrama; 14. The register of nightmare: melodrama as it (dis)appears in Australian film; 15. Overview: what is American about film study in America?

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