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The cinema of Hong Kong : history, arts, identity /
edited by Poshek Fu, David Desser.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
xi, 333 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0521772354 (hbk.), 0521776023 (pbk.), 9780521772358 (hbk.), 9780521776028 (pbk.)
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Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
0521772354 (hbk.)
0521776023 (pbk.)
9780521772358 (hbk.)
9780521776028 (pbk.)
contents note
The kung fu craze: Hong Kong Cinema's first American reception / David Desser -- The American connection in early Hong Kong cinema / Law Kar -- The 1960s: modernity, youth culture, and Hong Kong Cantonese cinema / Poshek Fu -- The 1970s: movement and transition / Stephen Teo -- Richness through imperfection: King Hu and the glimpse / David Bordwell -- Space, place, and spectacle: the crisis cinema of John Woo / Tony Williams -- Besides fists and blood: Michael Hui and Cantonese comedy / Jenny Lau -- The film work of Ann Hui / Patricia Brett Erens -- Between nationalism and colonialism: mainland émigrés, marginal culture, and Hong Kong cinema 1937-1941 / Poshek Fu -- Urban cinema and the cultural identity of Hong Kong / Leung Ping-Kwan -- Rewriting history: Hong Kong nostalgia cinema and its social practice / Natalia Chan Sui Hung -- Filming diaspora and identity: Hong Kong and 1997 / Sheldon Lu -- Buying American, consuming Hong Kong: cultural commerce, fantasies of identity, and the cinema / Gina Marchetti -- Hong Kong electric shadows: a selected bibliography of studies in English / H.C. Li.
"The Cinema of Hong Kong examines one of the most popular, dynamic, and important 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 historical, transnational, cultural, and political contexts. Individual chapters 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. Includes contributions from a diverse roster of scholars, archivists, and film programmers, this book provides a wealth of new information and new conceptual frameworks, enabling a greater appreciation of the variety, range, and depth of Hong Kong film."--Back cover.
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