A City of Sadness

A City of Sadness

Taiwan's politics and the suffering of her inhabitants are invoked by Hou in the story of an extended family of four brothers.

Author: Berenice Reynaud

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838714147

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 96

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Winner of the Golden Lion in Venice in 1989, A City of Sadness introduced Western audiences to the richness of New Taiwanese Cinema. Its director, Hou Hsiao-hsien is now recognised as one of the most profoundly original auteurs in contemporary cinema. A City of Sadness revisits a painful episode in recent Taiwanese history, creating an elliptical and impressionistic picture of Chiang Kai-shek's takeover of the island after the defeat of his Kuomintang army by Mao Zedong. Taiwan's politics and the suffering of her inhabitants are invoked by Hou in the story of an extended family of four brothers. The first Taiwanese film shot in direct sound, A City of Sadness echoes the forgotten voices of ordinary people facing political repression. Berenice Reynaud deciphers the complex social and historical threads that combine in the film while analysing its aesthetics in the context of Hou's entire career. His journey from being a commercial director to becoming the famed master of long takes and painterly compositions is referred to the history of Taiwanese cinema and the philosophy of forms in Chinese art.
Categories: Performing Arts

Staging Memories

Staging Memories

The body of the text analyzes Hou's style, representation of violence, and the complex manner in which he renders history in his oblique long-take style.

Author: Abé Mark Nornes

Publisher: Maize Books

ISBN: 1607853388

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 94

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Categories: Motion picture producers and directors

Taiwan Clippings

Taiwan Clippings

FEER Oct . , 12 , 1989 A city of sadness exterior shots of purportedly the same
building had to be shot in locations far removed from each other . Part of A City of
Sadness had to be filmed in the mainland city of Xiamen , since uncluttered ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105120050450

Category: Taiwan

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Categories: Taiwan

Tamkang Review

Tamkang Review

Getting It on Film : Representing and Understanding History in A City of Sadness
Robert Chi ABSTRACT A City of Sadness ( Beiqing chengshi , dir . Hou Hsiao -
hsien , 1989 ) marks a turning point in contemporary Taiwanese history .

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ISBN: IND:30000081121877

Category: Chinese literature

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A quarterly of comparative studies of Chinese and foreign literatures.
Categories: Chinese literature

The City of God

The City of God

6 But with respect to sadness , which Cicero prefers to call sickness ( ægritudo ) ,
and Virgil pain ( dolor ) ( as he says , “ Dolent gaudentque ” ? ) , but which I prefer
to call sorrow , because sickness and pain are more commonly used to ...

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo)

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951001999789H

Category: Apologetics

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Categories: Apologetics

The Independent

The Independent

Hou further delves into the Taiwanese crisis of identity in his latest work , A City of
Sadness ( 1989 ) . The film portrays Taiwan during its most chaotic years , the
period of transition that began in 1945 when Japan abruptly ended its 50 - year ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105122757334

Category: Experimental films

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Categories: Experimental films

Documents of the City of Boston

Documents of the City of Boston

City Council. We have had a busy year; we have had a fortunate year. I may say,
looking at it from a legislative point of view, we have ... bordering upon sadness;
and so, sometimes, I think the same thing occurs at the closing of a political year.

Author: Boston (Mass.). City Council

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068187379

Category: Boston (Mass.)

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Categories: Boston (Mass.)

Annals of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York from 1785 1880

Annals of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York  from 1785 1880

General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York Thomas
Earle, Charles Taber Congdon ... and inspected its workshops , school - rooms ,
and play - grounds , I realized feelings of sadness and joy indescribable .

Author: General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3124882

Category: Industrial arts

Page: 420

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Categories: Industrial arts

Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Grocers of the City of London

Some Account of the Worshipful Company of Grocers of the City of London

Such was the alacrity displayed on this occasion by the City , that the following
vote of thanks was passed by ... is to be forborne this year upon serious
consideration of the sadness of the times and encrease of this fore visitation in
the City .

Author: John Benjamin Heath

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101045494869

Category: Guilds

Page: 601

View: 776

Categories: Guilds

Yearbook Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Yearbook   Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Thus he alternated for years in what seemed at times a well - nigh hopeless
conflict , but always with a transcendent brightness and heroism of spirit , until the
last search for health had its fatal end in circumstances of inexpressible sadness .

Author: Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4124591

Category: Bar associations

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Categories: Bar associations

The City temple conducted by J Parker

The City temple  conducted  by J Parker

He does so , but such discipline often brings with it discouragement and sadness
, - sometimes almost despair . Under such circumstances no man can work
heartily ; his very life is diminished ; his hope , his inspiration , is withdrawn from
him .

Author: Joseph Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590235554

Category:

Page:

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Annual Report of the City Superintendent of Schools for the Year Ending

Annual Report of the City Superintendent of Schools for the Year Ending

Together with the Course of Study and Rules and Regulations for the Public
Schools of the City of San Jose, California San ... 9 Justify the punctuation in the
following : “ Yet were her thoughts of hiin , and at times a feeling of sadness
Passed o ...

Author: San Jose (Calif.) Public Schools

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008029428

Category: Education

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Categories: Education

Storied Cities

Storied Cities

To some , the city ' s sadness seems the reflex of its imputed decadence — " the
sadeyed old witch of Venice , " James ... Morris , whose book about the city
includes a whole chapter on " Melancholia , " sees in the townspeople a " quality
of ...

Author: Michael L. Ross

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015032830930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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The fabled cities of Italy--Florence, Venice, and Rome--have each acquired a distinctive tradition of literary representation involving characteristic, recurrent motifs and symbolic signatures. A wealth of writing on each is examined in fiction and poetry of nineteenth and twentieth-century authors. The analysis points to Florence frequently being depicted in terms of binary oppositions, such as past versus present, stasis versus movement, and light versus darkness. Venetian narratives commonly are infused with motifs relating to dream and unreality, obsession, voyeurism, isolation, melancholia, and death. History, combined with the motif of change, is a controlling metaphor for Roman fiction and poetry. In a wider theoretical framework, this writing is analyzed for the light shed on the issue of the significance of setting in literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Wire

The Wire

This month : Steve Bates celebrates the music emerging from the isolated fringes
of one of the coldest cities on earth ... and Heavy Metal capital than it Gothic
sensibility , portraying a city of sad , alienated a delicately mechanised music .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822035536549

Category: Jazz

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Categories: Jazz

The Poet in the City

The Poet in the City

From a psychological point of view it may be argued that love and sadness and
nature are separate feelings and entities . But such is the power of romantic belief
in general and Whitman ' s in particular that observations and emotions can be ...

Author: Kristiaan Versluys

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040682010

Category: Poetry

Page: 252

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Categories: Poetry

A City of Bells

A City of Bells

But so sad , ” said Grandfather . “ This play is a lament , remember . A lament for
the spirit of man astray in the world . ” “ But have we any right , ” asked
Grandfather , “ to let such sadness loose ? " “ I don't think it saddens people to
have their ...

Author: Elizabeth Goudge

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: UCR:31210000790269

Category: Booksellers and bookselling

Page: 380

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Categories: Booksellers and bookselling

Lament for a City

Lament for a City

She looked at me oddly , I thought , and with a certain sad laughter in her eyes , if
there is such a thing . It must have been laughter , for she was pleased to see me
, and at the moment the world had become a joke between us ; but she had ...

Author: Henry Beetle Hough

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014861945

Category: American fiction

Page: 371

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Categories: American fiction

The Town and the City

The Town and the City

in the sky avendered at the ancis of all the Indian Summer dusk , and wondered
at the soft mysterious light in the sky overtopping this famous city that he had
never seen before . He wondered at the ancient sadness of this city and the ...

Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004686049

Category: Beat generation

Page: 499

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Categories: Beat generation

Taking a City

Taking a City

An old woman , representing the uncounted poor , asks you for a penny in your
doorway , her bent back telling its tale of unending labor , the lines of sadness on
her face indelible and deep . You ask her a few questions : Where did you come
 ...

Author: Douglas Horton

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030120864

Category: Congregational churches

Page: 116

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Categories: Congregational churches

Trustee for a City

Trustee for a City

But if the intervening years had been remarkably good to Ralph and Charlotte ,
they also generated a great sadness that was never entirely absent from their
lives thereafter . They would meet some hard blows and disappointments in the
half ...

Author: Mark I. Gelfand

Publisher:

ISBN: 1555533698

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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The fascinating story of continuity and change inside Boston's cultural establishment.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography