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Melodrama and Asian cinema

Author: Wimal Dissanayake
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge studies in film.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cinema is a dominant force in the lives of many people living in Asia, a continent that has a number of distinguished national film industries. A concept central to much of Asian film production is melodrama. This path-breaking study examines the importance of melodrama in the film traditions of Japan, India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Australia. Exploring with theoretical sophistication the various  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wimal Dissanayake
ISBN: 0521414652 9780521414654 052161208X 9780521612081
OCLC Number: 26160021
Description: ix, 281 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Melodrama/subjectivity/ideology : Western melodrama theories and their relevance to recent Chinese cinema / E. Ann Kaplan --
Symbolic representation and symbolic violence : Chinese family melodrama of the early 1980s / Ma Ning --
The goddess : reflections on melodrama East and West / William Rothman --
Melodrama as historical understanding : the making and unmaking of communist history / Yuejin Wang --
Melodrama, postmodernism, and Japanese cinema / Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto --
Inscribing the subject : the melodramatization of gender in An actor's revenge / Scott Nygren --
Insides and outsides : cross-cultural criticism and Japanese film melodrama / Catherine Russell --
Psyches, ideologies, and melodrama : the United States and Japan / Maureen Turim.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in film.
Responsibility: edited by Wimal Dissanayake.
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This unique study examines the importance of melodrama in the film traditions of Japan, India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia.  Read more...

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