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The Cinema of Tsui Hark
     

The Cinema of Tsui Hark

by Lisa Morton
 

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Tsui Hark, one of China’s most famous film artists, is little known outside of Asia even though he has directed, produced, written, or acted in dozens of film, some of which are considered to be classics of modern Asian cinema. This work begins with a biography of the man and a look at his place in Hong Kong and world cinema, his influences, and his thematic

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Tsui Hark, one of China’s most famous film artists, is little known outside of Asia even though he has directed, produced, written, or acted in dozens of film, some of which are considered to be classics of modern Asian cinema. This work begins with a biography of the man and a look at his place in Hong Kong and world cinema, his influences, and his thematic obsessions. Each major film of his career is then reviewed, production details are provided, and comments from Tsui Hark himself are given.

Editorial Reviews

Film Quarterly
the first book-study of the director's films in English and as such, it is a worthwhile introduction, containing a brief biography, critical overview, interview, and analysis of his various film projects...a valuable introduction
Hitch
well-written...a must
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“fills a major gap...a useful filmography”—Choice; “the first book-study of the director’s films in English and as such, it is a worthwhile introduction, containing a brief biography, critical overview, interview, and analysis of his various film projects...a valuable introduction”—Film Quarterly; “well-written...a must”—Hitch; “a must...a thorough, impassioned exploration”—VideoScope; “the first of its kind about Tsui Hark”—Cult Movies.
VideoScope
a must...a thorough, impassioned exploration
Choice
fills a major gap...a useful filmography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786444601
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/23/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Morton is a playwright, fiction and reference book author and screenwriter. A Bram Stoker Award winner for superior achievement in horror writing, she lives in North Hills, California.

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