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Planet Hong Kong : popular cinema and the art of entertainment

Author: David Bordwell
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. printingView all editions and formats
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This volume offers an informed look at how Hong Kong cinema has become one of the success stories of film history, and how it has influenced international film culture and the development of film as  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Bordwell
ISBN: 0674002148 9780674002142 067400213X 9780674002135
OCLC Number: 475561729
Description: xii, 329 sider : illustrations
Contents: Preface 1. All Too Extravagant, Too Gratuitously Wild Hong Kong and/as/or Hollywood 2. Local Heroes Two Dragons: Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan 3. The Chinese Connections 4. Once upon a Time in the West Enough to Make Strong Men Weep: John Woo 5. Made in Hong Kong A Chinese Feast: Tsui Hark 6. Formula, Form, and Norm Whatever You Want: Wong Jing 7. Plots, Slack and Stretched 8. Motion Emotion: The Art of the Action Movie Three Martial Masters: Zhang Che, Lau Kar-Leung, King Hu 9. Avant-Pop Cinema Romance On Your Menu: Chungking Express Further Reading Notes Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: David Bordwell

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One of our most inventive film scholars, Bordwell takes on one of the most over-the-top cinemas. For 20 years, the Hong Kong film industry was one of the world's most commercially successful and Read more...

 
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