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Forgotten Times: Music, Memory, Time, and Space

Gina Marchetti

in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Infernal Affairs trilogy pictures new technologies — from computers and cell phones to the latest in home entertainment. Stereo equipment is spread out before Chan (Tony Leung) and Lau (Andy ... More


Allegories of Hell: Moral Tales and National Shadows

Gina Marchetti

in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Infernal Affairs presents a story that includes layers attached to traditional preoccupations with Buddhism, Confucianism, clan loyalties, and patriarchal prerogatives, to questions of ... More


Departing from The Departed: The Infernal Affairs Trilogy

Kam Louie (ed.)

in Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028412
eISBN:
9789882206960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Hong Kong film style from the visual panache of Wong Kar-wai to the grittiness of Fruit Chan's independent features has kept the Hong Kong film “brand” viable within the international art film ... More


Identity as Static: Surveillance, Psychoanalysis, and Performance

Gina Marchetti

in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Infernal Affairs III, Lau becomes obsessed with controlling the voice, i.e. with finding and destroying the tapes of his conversations with Sam. In other words, he tries desperately to control an ... More


Thieves and Pirates: Beyond “Auteur” Cinema

Gina Marchetti

in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Infernal Affairs self-consciously reflects on its use of cliché. It also presents two types of film in one package. Director Andrew Lau contributes primarily to the visual design of the trilogy — its ... More


Introduction: The New Wave and the Generic Abyss

Gina Marchetti

in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Infernal Affairs trilogy provides the illusion of an epic sweep (from 1991–2003) that covers the issues of government legitimacy, global capitalist expansion, individual alienation, and the ... More


Postmodern Allegory: The Global Economy and New Technologies

Gina Marchetti

in Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

All the indicators of modern “progress” in Infernal Affairs point in a downward direction. Liberation from colonialism, the promise of modern technology, and the potential pleasures of global ... More


Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy

Gina Marchetti

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098015
eISBN:
9789882206601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098015.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Infernal Affairs has received journalistic, popular and corporate notice but little vigorous critical attention. This book explores the way this example of Hong Kong's cinematic eclecticism has ... More


Affective Spaces in Hong Kong/Chinese Cinema

Ackbar Abbas

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099845
eISBN:
9789882206731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the problematic nature of urban space and its confusing transformations. It follows in some detail affective spaces and spatial affects in a number of recent films, set in ... More


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