Hong Kong New Wave Cinema 1978 2000

Hong Kong New Wave Cinema  1978 2000

Hong Kong New Wave Cinema (19782000) presents a comprehensive picture of the films made in this vibrant era and the complexity of issues they tackle such as East-West conflict, colonial politics, the struggle of women in a modernizing Asian ...

Author: Pak Tong Cheuk

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501482

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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The rise of 'New Wave' cinema in 1970s Hong Kong has had a significant cultural and economic impact on the film industry of China. This title presents a picture of the films made in this era and the complexity of issues they tackle such as East-West conflict, colonial politics, the struggle of women in a modernizing Asian city and identity crisis.
Categories: Performing Arts

Korean Cinema

Korean Cinema

Author: Anthony C. Y. Leong

Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub

ISBN: 9781553954613

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

View: 967

You don't have to look very far these days to see the influence that the film industry of Hong Kong has had on moviemaking around the world. Hong Kong film stars, such as Jackie Chan, Chow Yun-fat, Jet Li, and Michelle Yeoh, have become household names headlining Hollywood blockbusters, while directors such as John Woo, Tsui Hark, and Wong Kar-wai are closing deals in Tinseltown and developing huge international followings. Despite achieving such recognition abroad, the luster on Hong Kong's homegrown film industry has faded quite a bit over the past decade. However, many Hong Kong cinema aficionados, who passionately followed the rise of the 'Hong Kong New Wave' during the Eighties and early Nineties, only to become increasingly disenchanted since then, are now looking to South Korea for Asia's boldest and most innovative films. Since 1998, South Korea's local film industry has undergone a remarkable transformation. A new generation of Korean moviemakers is revitalizing the industry with bold arthouse productions, big-budget actioners, thought-provoking dramas, and subversive satires. In some circles, South Korea is even being likened to the new 'Hong Kong', with its film industry on the verge of exploding onto the world stage, similar to how the 'Hong Kong New Wave' catapulted the former British colony and its groundbreaking films into the international spotlight. Already, some Korean films have found success in the North American market arthouse circuit, while Korean directors are being courted by major Hollywood studios for lucrative U.S. remake rights. "Korean Cinema: The New Hong Kong" is a guidebook for exploring this new and exciting treasure trove of cinema. It is the first book of its kind, covering this emerging cinematic powerhouse in an easy-to-read and leisure-focused fashion, bringing all the sought-after information on Korean cinema into one convenient package. Within the pages of Korean Cinema: The New Hong Kong, you will find: A brief history of South Korea and its film industry, which will help you understand the reasons behind the revolutionary changes in Korean cinema and what is influencing the country's directors A look at the present state of Korea's filmmaking industry and how it resembles the dot-com era (with the only difference being that these companies are actually making money, and lots of it) An examination of the characteristics, themes, and dominant genres of the films in this newest 'Korean New Wave' In-depth reviews and commentary of the top ten must-see films of this latest 'Korean New Wave' An overview of the top genres of Korean cinema, with reviews, commentary, and notes on availability for the good, the bad, and the ugly A look at the stars of Korean cinema, such as the Korean equivalents to Tom Cruise (Han Suk-kyu) and Julia Roberts (Shim Eun-ha). How moviegoers can go about seeing Korean flicks (with English subtitles too!) So sit back, relax, and get ready to be introduced to Korean Cinema: The New Hong Kong! Comments about the book "It's designed for people who are in the process of discovering Korean film, and it's especially useful for people who are building DVD collections. Anthony approaches the industry as a fan of Hong Kong cinema who has gravitated towards Korean films in recent years... 266 pages in total, so there's a lot of information... I'd recommend it." (Darcy Paquet, Koreanfilm.org, Screen International correspondent, and English language editor for the Korean Film Commission) "Anthony Leong has taken the study of Asian Cinema to the next level. This book helps make sense of Korean cinema. It's an authoritative text, yet thoroughly entertaining, while being the definitive word of this exploding motion pic
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New Hong Kong Cinema

New Hong Kong Cinema

Using examples from the 1980s to the present, this book offers a fresh perspective on how Hong Kong-related Chinese-language films, filmmakers, audiences, and the workings of film business in East Asia have become major platforms on which ...

Author: Ruby Cheung

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782387046

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The trajectory of Hong Kong films had been drastically affected long before the city’s official sovereignty transfer from the British to the Chinese in 1997. The change in course has become more visible in recent years as China has aggressively developed its national film industry and assumed the role of powerhouse in East Asia’s cinematic landscape. The author introduces the “Cinema of Transitions” to study the New Hong Kong Cinema and on- and off-screen life against this background. Using examples from the 1980s to the present, this book offers a fresh perspective on how Hong Kong-related Chinese-language films, filmmakers, audiences, and the workings of film business in East Asia have become major platforms on which “transitions” are negotiated.
Categories: Performing Arts

City on Fire

City on Fire

Traces the history of Hong Kong cinema in its social and historical context and discusses the plots, characters, and production techniques of a wide range of films

Author: Lisa Odham Stokes

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1859847161

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 372

View: 854

Traces the history of Hong Kong cinema in its social and historical context and discusses the plots, characters, and production techniques of a wide range of films
Categories: Performing Arts

Hong Kong Film Hollywood and New Global Cinema

Hong Kong Film  Hollywood and New Global Cinema

"ds to cultural traditions, intellectual ideas and filmic forms estabrithin and outside
Hong Kong. These are tactics that involve astute ; of 'foreign' and 'local' cultural
capital accrued in, and available to, colonial Hong Kong film-scape.

Author: Gina Marchetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134179176

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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In recent years, with the establishment of the Hong Kong Film Archive and growing scholarly interest in the history of Hong Kong cinema, previously neglected historical documents and difficult-to-access films have offered new research materials. As Hong Kong film history comes into sharper focus, its inextricable links across the decades to Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, the United States, and to the far reaches of the Chinese diaspora have also become more evident. Hong Kong’s connection with Hollywood involves ties that bring together art cinema and popular genres as well as film festivals and the media marketplace with popular transnational genres. Giving fresh and facsinating insights into the vibrant area of Hong Kong, this exciting new book links Hong Kong with world film culture both within and beyond the commercial Hollywood paradigm. It emphasizes Hong Kong film in relation to other cinema industries, including Hollywood, and demonstrates that Hong Kong film, throughout its history, has challenged, redefined, expanded, and exceeded its borders.
Categories: Performing Arts

At Full Speed

At Full Speed

Breathtaking swordplay and nostalgic love, Peking opera and Chow Yun-fat's cult followers -- these are some of the elements of the vivid and diverse urban imagination that find form and expression in the thriving Hong Kong cinema.

Author: Ching-Mei Esther Yau

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816632359

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 342

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Breathtaking swordplay and nostalgic love, Peking opera and Chow Yun-fat's cult followers -- these are some of the elements of the vivid and diverse urban imagination that find form and expression in the thriving Hong Kong cinema. All receive their due in At Full Speed, a volume that captures the remarkable range and energy of a cinema that borrows, invents, and reinvents across the boundaries of time, culture, and conventions. At Full Speed gathers film scholars and critics from around the globe to convey the transnational, multilayered character that Hong Kong films acquire and impart as they circulate worldwide. These writers scrutinize the films they find captivating: from the lesser known works of Law Man and Yuen Woo Ping to such film festival notables as Stanley Kwan and Wong Kar-wai, and from the commercial action, romance, and comedy genres of Jackie Chan, Peter Chan, Steven Chiau, Tsui Hark, John Woo, and Derek Yee to the attempted departures of Evans Chan, Ann Hui, and Clara Law. In this cinema the contributors identify an aesthetics of action, gender-flexible melodramatic excesses, objects of nostalgia, and globally projected local history and identities, as well as an active critical film community. Their work, the most incisive account ever given of one of the world's largest film industries, brings the pleasures and idiosyncrasies of Hong Kong cinema into clear close-up focus even as it enlarges on the relationships between art and the market, cultural theory and the movies.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema

A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema

By embracing the interdisciplinary approach of contemporary film and cultural studies, this collection navigates theoretical debates while charting a new course for future research in Hong Kong film.

Author: Esther M. K. Cheung

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470659281

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema provides the first comprehensive scholarly exploration of this unique global cinema. By embracing the interdisciplinary approach of contemporary film and cultural studies, this collection navigates theoretical debates while charting a new course for future research in Hong Kong film. Examines Hong Kong cinema within an interdisciplinary context, drawing connections between media, gender, and Asian studies, Asian regional studies, Chinese language and cultural studies, global studies, and critical theory Highlights the often contentious debates that shape current thinking about film as a medium and its possible future Investigates how changing research on gender, the body, and sexual orientation alter the ways in which we analyze sexual difference in Hong Kong cinema Charts how developments in theories of colonialism, postcolonialism, globalization, neoliberalism, Orientalism, and nationalism transform our understanding of the economics and politics of the Hong Kong film industry Explores how the concepts of diaspora, nostalgia, exile, and trauma offer opportunities to rethink accepted ways of understanding Hong Kong’s popular cinematic genres and stars
Categories: Performing Arts

The Cinema of Hong Kong

The Cinema of Hong Kong

This volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical, and artistic contexts.

Author: Poshek Fu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521776023

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

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This volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical, and artistic contexts.
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Hong Kong Cinema

Hong Kong Cinema

The book spans the 20th century, focusing on a number of key elements, including the changing image of women and the rise of the martial arts film.

Author: Law Kar

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810849860

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 377

View: 204

This cross cultural study of Hong Kong cinema looks at Eastern and Western influences upon the medium and examines its development compared to film industries of mainland China and Southeast Asia. The book spans the 20th century, focusing on a number of key elements, including the changing image of women and the rise of the martial arts film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema

Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema

This collection of exciting essays explores how the representations and the ideologies of masculinities can be productively studied in the context of Hong Kong cinema.

Author: Laikwan Pang

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622097377

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

View: 400

This collection of exciting essays explores how the representations and the ideologies of masculinities can be productively studied in the context of Hong Kong cinema. It has two objectives: first, to investigate the multiple meanings and manifestations of masculinities in Hong Kong cinema that compliment and contradict each other. Second, to analyze the social and cultural environments that make these representations possible and problematic. Masculinities and Hong Kong Cinema presents a comprehensive picture of how Hong Kong mainstream cinematic masculinities are produced within their own socio-cultural discourses, and how these masculinities are distributed, received, and transformed within the setting of the market place. This volume is divided into three interrelated parts: the local cinematic tradition; the transnational context and reverberations; and the larger production, reception, and mediation environments. The combination of these three perspectives will reveal the dynamics and tensions between the local and the transnational, between production and reception, and between text and context, in the gendered manifestations of Hong Kong cinema.
Categories: Social Science

Hong Kong Cinema Since 1997

Hong Kong Cinema Since 1997

Taking as its point of departure the three recurrent themes of nostalgia, memory and local histories, this book is an attempt to map out a new poetics - the 'post-nostalgic imagination' - in Hong Kong cinema in the first decade of Chinese ...

Author: V. Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230245433

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 254

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Taking as its point of departure the three recurrent themes of nostalgia, memory and local histories, this book is an attempt to map out a new poetics - the 'post-nostalgic imagination' - in Hong Kong cinema in the first decade of Chinese rule.
Categories: Performing Arts

The History of Hong Kong Cinema

The History of Hong Kong Cinema

"From its roots during the British colonial period through its change of sovereignty in 1997 and beyond, Hong Kong has captured the world's imagination as a thoroughly global cinema city.

Author: Gina Marchetti

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1134772188

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page:

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"From its roots during the British colonial period through its change of sovereignty in 1997 and beyond, Hong Kong has captured the world's imagination as a thoroughly global cinema city. Tracing its history from the silent era to the first decades of the twenty-first century underscores Hong Kong filmmakers' ability to captivate the Chinese-speaking world with musicals and costume epics, as well as dominate world markets through a "kung fu craze" that reached its apogee with the stellar careers of Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen. Beginning in the late 1970s, the Hong Kong New Wave brought aesthetic innovation and stylistic vigor to the arthouse circuit, and the territory's auteurs, such as Ann Hui, Wong Kar-wai, Stanley Kwan, and Fruit Chan, have been lauded by critics and festival juries around the world"--Bloomsbury Screen Studies.
Categories: Motion picture actors and actresses

Asian Cinemas

Asian Cinemas

Hence the frequent excesses and exaggerations of the new Hong Kong cinema :
they register a sense of the incredible as real , somewhat as in Jorge Luis Borges
' s story Emma Zunz . Certain of the justice of her vengeance , Emma Zunz ...

Author: Dimitris Eleftheriotis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748617760

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 473

View: 539

Asian cinema is an area of increasing interest in Anglo-US film studies while Asian films are now widely distributed and popular with western audiences. The fascination with Asian cinema must be examined in the context of a complex and often problematic relationship between western scholars, students, viewers and Asian films. This book, therefore, examines a number of detailed case studies (such as the films of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong and Turkish cinema, Hindi melodramas, Godzilla films, Taiwanese directors and Fifth Generation Chinese cinema) and uses them in order to investigate the limitations of Anglo-US theoretical models and critical paradigms. By engaging the readers with familiar areas of critical discourse (such as postcolonial criticism, 'national cinema', 'genre', 'authorship' and 'stardom') the book aims to introduce within such contexts the 'unfamiliar' case studies which will be explored in depth and detail. The advantage of such an approach is that it works with the dynamics of familiarity/unfamiliarity and resists the temptation to construct Asian cinemas as a gallery of exotic objects that might be particularly fascinating but remain deeply distant and foreign. Features*A comprehensive study of Asian cinemas, including Hong Kong, Japan, China, India, Turkey and Taiwan*An accessible guide for the study and research of Asian cinema which addresses undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers* Each section contains a contextualising introduction* Includes key texts by Ackbar Abbas, Rey Chow, David Desser, Dimitris Eleftheriotis, Nezih Erdo
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Hong Kong Action Cinema

Hong Kong Action Cinema

Traces the growth of Hong Kong's film industry through the martial arts films of the 1970s and provides information on contemporary stars, directors, and genres

Author: Bey Logan

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: 0879516631

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 191

View: 400

Traces the growth of Hong Kong's film industry through the martial arts films of the 1970s and provides information on contemporary stars, directors, and genres
Categories: Performing Arts

Hong Kong Cinema

Hong Kong Cinema

This is the first full-length English-language study of one of the world's most exciting and innovative cinemas.

Author: Stephen Teo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838716264

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 319

View: 922

This is the first full-length English-language study of one of the world's most exciting and innovative cinemas. Covering a period from 1909 to 'the end of Hong Kong cinema' in the present day, this book features information about the films, the studios, the personalities and the contexts that have shaped a cinema famous for its energy and style. It includes studies of the films of King Hu, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, as well as those of John Woo and the directors of the various 'New Waves'. Stephen Teo explores this cinema from both Western and Chinese perspectives and encompasses genres ranging from melodrama to martial arts, 'kung fu', fantasy and horror movies, as well as the international art-house successes.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Modern Chinese Literature

Modern Chinese Literature

Hong Kong : Urban Council , 1987 . 191p . Chinese and English . Ed . Li Cheuk -
to ; English editor : Stephen Teo . Notes on 26 films ( 1 17 - 29 ) . Rev . ed . 1996 .
Hong Kong International Film Festival ( 11th : 1987 ) . New Hong Kong Films ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068876302

Category: Chinese literature

Page:

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Categories: Chinese literature

Asian Cinema

Asian Cinema

Transnational Film and the Politics of Becoming : Negotiating East Asian Identity
in Hong Kong Night Club and ... it as “ a culture of disappearance ” in which any
potential for a “ new Hong Kong subjectivity ” is ( paradoxically ) predicated on its
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000092946619

Category: Asians in motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Asians in motion pictures

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

The best bet for anything off that wellworn route is during the excellent
International Film Festival ( see p182 ) at the new Hong Kong Film Archive ( see
p59 ) and the occasional gem at the Cine Art House , AMC Festival Walk and the
Arts ...

Author: Emma Levine

Publisher:

ISBN: 1903471826

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 830

A succinct, thoroughly up-to-date overview of Hong Kong, with a trip planner that helps travelers make the most of their time, this guide contains up-to-the-minute listings on where to eat, including where to find the best Peking duck.
Categories: Travel

Cinemaya

Cinemaya

The resignations were motivated by a wave than for its content , although the film
pertains to of uneasiness that had followed the take - over of the portray the new
Hong Kong generation . Made of Festival by the Leisure and Cultural Services ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113534213

Category: Motion pictures

Page:

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Categories: Motion pictures

Discourse

Discourse

The Hong Kong Film Syndrome The1980s were not in fact the first period of
interaction between the film industries in Hong Kong ... A new stage of popularity
of the Hong Kong cinema in Korea began in the mid - 1980s , with the influx of a
new ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098214596

Category: Communication

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Categories: Communication