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Setting the Scene

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Introduction contextualizes Tsui Hark’s Peking Opera Blues both in the light of the many struggles for democracy in modern China since Republican times, and in the light of his own filmmaking ... More


Inner Senses and the Changing Face of Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Kevin Heffernan

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses significant trends in contemporary Hong Kong horror film including the growing importance of transnational co-productions, export markets, and a fertile cross-breeding of ... More


Introduction

G. Andrew Stuckey

in Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390816
eISBN:
9789888455133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The “Introduction” describes the theoretical and practical understanding of what metacinema is and does in the context of Chinese filmmaking. Metacinema is a kind of textual reflexivity that ... More


Interview with Ann Hui:: On the Edge of the Mainstream

Esther M. K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti, and Tan See-Kam

in Hong Kong Screenscapes: From the New Wave to the Digital Frontier

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028566
eISBN:
9789882206991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Acclaimed New Wave director Ann Hui held a preview screening of her film, The Way We Are, at the University of Hong Kong shortly after its premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in ... More


John Woo’s The Killer

Kenneth E. Hall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Has the creative period of the New Hong Kong Cinema now come to an end? However this question is answered, there is a need to evaluate the achievements of Hong Kong Cinema. This book distinguishes ... More


Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Gary Bettinson and Daniel Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

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 ... More


Woman, Generic Aesthetics, and the Vernacular: Huangmei Opera Films from China to Hong Kong

Xiangyang Chen

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the hybrid origins of Hong Kong's Huangmei opera film. It shows how the Chinese Communist Party's demand for a cinema showcasing the national cultural past paradoxically ... More


Woo’s Inheritors: The Killer as Influence

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer and other Hong Kong films directed by John Woo are frequently cited as important inspirations for certain filmmakers from the West. Quentin Tarantino heads this list, but among those ... More


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