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Hong Kong horror cinema

Author: Gary Bettinson; Daniel Martin, (Professor of Film Studies)
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dumplings stuffed with diabolical fillings. Sword-wielding zombies. Hopping cadavers. Big-head babies. For decades, Hong Kong cinema has served up images of horror quite unlike those found in other parts of the world. In seminal films such as A Chinese Ghost Story, Rouge, The Eye, Dumplings, and Rigor Mortis, the region's filmmakers have pushed the boundaries of genre, cinematic style, and bad taste. But what makes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Bettinson; Daniel Martin, (Professor of Film Studies)
ISBN: 9781474424592 1474424597
OCLC Number: 994635723
Description: x, 227 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Formations and Fragmentations: The Development of Hong Kong Horror. What Can a Neoi Gwei Teach Us? Adaptation as Reincarnation in Hong Kong Horror of the 1950s / Raymond Tsang --
The White Snake in Hong Kong Horror Cinema: From Horrific Tales to Crowd Pleasers / Liang Luo --
From Killer Snakes to Taxi Hunters: Hong Kong Horror in an Exploitation Context / Andy Willis --
The Enduring Cult of The Bride with White Hair: Chivalry and the Monstrous Other in the Hong Kong Fantasy-Horror / Daniel Martin --
Part II: Genre Hybridity: Comedy and Kung-Fu in the Hong Kong Horror. Animated Pasts and Unseen Futures: On the Comic Element in Hong Kong Horror / Andrew Grossman --
Performing (Comic) Abjection in the Hong Kong Ghost Story / Felicia Chan --
Hands, Fingers, and Fists: 'Grasping' Hong Kong Horror Films / David Scott Diffrient --
Tsui Hark's Detective Dee Films: Police Procedural Colludes with Supernatural-Martial Arts Cinema / Kenneth Chan --
Part III: Transnational Trends: Globalisation and Politics in Contemporary Hong Kong Horror. Cross-Border Implications: Transnational Haunting, Gender, and the Persistent Look of The Eye / Enrique Ajuria Ibarra --
Food for Thought: Cannibalism in The Untold Story and Dumplings / Lisa Odham Stokes --
Sympathy for the Slasher: Strategies of Character Engagement in Pang Ho-cheung's Dream Home / Gary Bettinson --
Ghostly Returns: The Politics of Horror in Hong Kong Cinema / Vivian Lee.
Responsibility: edited by Gary Bettinson and Daniel Martin.

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Hong Kong Horror Cinema' offers new insights into the history of Hong Kong horror through case studies of classic films and through a detailed consideration of their aesthetic power, economic  Read more...

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