Taiwan Film Directors / Edition 1

Taiwan Film Directors / Edition 1

by Emilie Yueh-Yu Yeh, Darrell Davis, Emilie Yueh-Yu Yeh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231128991

ISBN-13: 9780231128995

Pub. Date: 06/01/2005

Publisher: Columbia University

Focusing on the work of four contemporary filmmakers—Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang—the authors explore how these filmmakers broke from tradition, creating a cinema that is both personal and insistent on examining Taiwan's complex history. Featuring stills, anecdotes, and close readings of films, the authors consider the

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Focusing on the work of four contemporary filmmakers—Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang—the authors explore how these filmmakers broke from tradition, creating a cinema that is both personal and insistent on examining Taiwan's complex history. Featuring stills, anecdotes, and close readings of films, the authors consider the influence of Hong Kong and martial arts films, directors' experiments with autobiography, the shifting fortunes of the Taiwanese film industry, and Taiwan cinema in the context of international cinema's aesthetics and business practices.

Columbia University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231128995
Publisher:
Columbia University
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
Film and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
0.70(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction : treasure island1
1Parallel cinemas : postwar history and major directors15
2Challenges and controversies of the Taiwan new cinema55
3Navigating the house of Yang91
4Trisecting Taiwan cinema with Hou Hsiao-hsien133
5Confucianizing Hollywood : films of Ang Lee177
6Camping out with Tsai Ming-liang217
Postscript : tracking loose ends249

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