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East Asian film noir : transnational encounters and intercultural dialogue

Author: Chi-Yun Shin; Mark Gallagher
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2015. ©2015
Series: Tauris world cinema series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Film noir is often known as a Hollywood genre. But the downbeat sensibility of classic American noir also finds expression in later films from Japan, South Korea and greater China (including Hong Kong) that both participate in and are excluded from circuits of global noir traffic, past and present. This book explores these films and the firmmakers who make them. Looking at a range of examples from the 1950s to the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chi-Yun Shin; Mark Gallagher
ISBN: 1780760094 9781780760094 1780760086 9781780760087
OCLC Number: 905841553
Description: xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. A very rough guide to East Asian film noir / Mark Gallagher --
Japan: from post-World War II crime and drama to anime dystopias. Out of the past : film noir, whiteness and the end of the monochrome era in Japanese cinema / Daisuke Miyao ; Kurosawa's noir quartet : cinematic musings on how to be a tough man / Dolores Martinez ; The Japanese Los Angeles of The crimson kimono and Brother / Suzanne Arakawa ; Ghost in the shell : the noir instinct / Dan North --
South Korea: from postwar modernity to crime and detection on a global stage. Allegorizing noir : violence, body and space in the postwar Korean film noir / Hyun S. Park ; The true colours of the 'action kid' : Seung-wan Ryoo's urban film noir / Kyu Hyun Kim ; A mess of contradictions? : Korean noir in Myung-se Lee's Nowhere to hide and Duelist / Daniel Martin --
Three Chinas (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan), many noirs. From urban crime thriller to silent ghost story : Rebels of the neon god and Taiwanese neo-noir / Erin Yu-Tien Huang ; Film noir, Hong Kong cinema and the limits of critical transplant / Andy Willis ; Life is cheap : Chinese neo-noir and the aesthetics of disenchantment / Philippa Lovatt ; Tony Leung's noir thrillers and trnsnational stardom / Mark Gallagher ; Double indentity : the stardom of Xun Zhou and the figure of the femme fatale / Chi-Yun Shin.
Series Title: Tauris world cinema series.
Responsibility: edited by Chi-Yun Shin and Mark Gallagher.

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*First book on Asian Film Noir *Fresh approach to crime films & thrillers  Read more...

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