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Asian cinemas : a reader and guide

Author: Dimitris Eleftheriotis
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Pr., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes a number of detailed case studies and uses them to investigate the limitations of Anglo-US theoretical models and critical paradigms in the study of Asian Cinema.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dimitris Eleftheriotis
ISBN: 0748617760 9780748617760 9780748617777 0748617779
OCLC Number: 238882492
Description: x, 473 Seiten
Contents: Acknowledgements; Notes on contributors; Introduction, Dimitris Eleftheriotis; Part I: Approaching Asian Cinemas; Section 1 Orientalism and Japanese Cinema; Japanese cinema and orientalism, Gary Needham; 1. A filmmaker for all seasons, David Desser; 2. The difficulty of being radical: the discipline of film studies and the postcolonial world order, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto; 3. Godzilla and the Japanese nightmare: when Them! is U.S., Chon Noriega; 4. Monster island: Godzilla and Japanese sci-fi/horror/fantasy, Philip Brophy; Section 2 Colonial Encounters, Post-colonial Criticism and Hong Kong Cinema; The post-colonial Hong Kong cinema, Gary Needham; 5. The new Hong Kong cinema and the deja disparu, Ackbar Abbas; 6. Kung Fu: negotiating nationalism and modernity, Siu Leung Li; 7. Under 'Western eyes': the personal odyssey of Huang Fei-Hong in Once upon a Time in China, Tony Williams; Section 3 Cross-Cultural Criticism and Chinese Cinema; Cross-cultural criticism and Chinese cinema, Dimitris Eleftheriotis; 8. Problematizing cross-cultural analysis: the case of women in the recent Chinese cinema, E. Ann Kaplan; 9. Seeing modern China: toward a theory of ethnic spectatorship, Rey Chow; 10. Yellow Earth: Western analysis and a non-Western text, Esther Yau; Part II: Frameworks of Study; Section 4 National Cinema: The Case of Turkey; Turkish national cinema, Dimitris Eleftheriotis; 11. Narratives of resistance: national identity and ambivalence in the Turkish melodrama between; 1965 and 1975 229, Nezih Erdog an; 12. Translating modernity: remakes in Turkish cinema, Ahmet Gurata; 13. Mute bodies, disembodied voices: notes on sound in Turkish popular cinema, Nezih Erdog an; Section 5 Genre Criticism and Popular Indian Cinema; Genre criticism and popular Indian cinema, Dimitris Eleftheriotis; 14. Indian cinema: pleasures and popularity, Rosie Thomas; 15. Addressing the spectator of a 'third world' national cinema: the Bombay 'social' film of the 1940s and 1950s, Ravi S. Vasudevan; 16. 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun?' - cinephilia and Indian films, Lalitha Gopalan; 17. Shifting pitch: The Bollywood Song sequence in the Anglo-American market, Ian Garwood; Section 6 Questions of Authorship and Taiwanese Cinema; Film authorship and Taiwanese cinema, Gary Needham and I-Fen Wu; 18. Ozu and the colonial encounter in Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Gary Needham; 19. Tokyo love story and NY bagels: East-West cultural encounter in Edward Yang's Taipei Story, I-Fen Wu; 20. The transnational cinema of Ang Lee, Julianne Pidduck; Section 7 Stardom: The Case of Bruce Lee; Bruce Lee: stardom and identity, Dimitris Eleftheriotis and Gary Needham; 21. Bruce Lee: narcissus and the little dragon, Stephen Teo; 22. Han's Island revisited: Enter the Dragon as transnational cult film, Leon Hunt; 23. Fists of fury: discourses of race and masculinity in the martial arts cinema, Yvonne Tasker; Bibliography Index of films/TV programmes Index of key terms.
Responsibility: ed. by Dimitris Eleftheriotis and Gary Needham.

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