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An amorous history of the silver screen : Shanghai cinema, 1896-1937

Author: Zhen Zhang
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
Series: Cinema and modernity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Illustrating the cultural significance of film and its power as a vehicle for social change, this book reveals the intricacies of the cultural movement and explores its connections to other art forms such as photography, drama, and literature.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zhen Zhang
ISBN: 0226982378 9780226982373 0226982386 9780226982380
OCLC Number: 61477718
Description: xxxiii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Vernacular modernism and cinematic embodiment --
Worldly Shanghai, metropolitan spectators --
Teahouse, shadowplay, and Laborer's love --
Building a film world : distraction versus education --
Screenwriting, trick photography, and melodramatic retribution --
The anarchic body language of the martial arts film --
Fighting over the modern girl : hard and soft films --
Song at midnight : acoustic horror and the grotesque face of history.
Series Title: Cinema and modernity.
Other Titles: Shanghai cinema, 1896-1937
Responsibility: Zhang Zhen.
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