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John Woo : the films

Author: Kenneth E Hall
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book analyzes the films and career of the director from his early days in Hong Kong to his current work in Hollywood. Individual chapters are devoted to his works. The book examines Woo as a cross-cultural film artist who draws upon both Asian and Western influences"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Woo; John Woo; John Woo
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth E Hall
ISBN: 9780786440405 0786440406
OCLC Number: 752472556
Description: x, 218 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Woo and the Asian and Western traditions --
Influences, parallels, inspirations --
A unique "action director" --
The early films : a selected treatment --
A better tomorrow and A better tomorrow II : a flawed saga --
The killer : heroism defeated --
A new independence : Bullet in the head and Once a thief --
Hard boiled : heroic cops --
Move to Hollywood : Hard target, Broken arrow, Face/off --
Hollywood success : Mission impossible II --
Frustrated in Hollywood : Windtalkers, Paycheck --
Music in the films --
From Hollywood to China.
Responsibility: Kenneth E. Hall ; foreword by Tony Williams.

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This second edition on the career of Hong Kong film maker John Woo offers a wealth of additional information, including treatment of his Hollywood productions Mission: Impossible II, Windtalkers and  Read more...

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"shows how Woo's work demonstrates Asian and Western traditions"--Booklist; "the first book-length study on the director based upon detailed research as well as personal interviews with Woo Read more...

 
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