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Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Michael Ingham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099197
eISBN:
9789882207103
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099197.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

PTU is an underappreciated noir masterpiece by one of Hong Kong's most prolific and commercially successful directors. Johnnie To Kei-fung has been called the poet of post-1997 and the economic ... More


Director in Action

Stephen Teo

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098398
eISBN:
9789882206823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098398.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the most prominent directors in Hong Kong at the moment, Johnnie To Kei-fung, has over the past few years been receiving more attention at film festivals globally with films such as Breaking ... More


Introducing the Film; Introducing Johnnie — ‘One of Our Own’

Michael Ingham

in Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099197
eISBN:
9789882207103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099197.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Johnnie To Kei-fung has been an unobtrusive but prolific and innovative contributor to the Hong Kong cultural scene. He is an increasingly esteemed filmmaker in Hong Kong, admired among overseas ... More


The Coda: What’s the Story? — Morning Glory!

Michael Ingham

in Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099197
eISBN:
9789882207103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099197.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the film's allegorical signifying systems and aesthetic qualities and offers a critical assessment of its continuing topicality. To a considerable extent, Stephen Teo's detailed ... More


‘Expect the Unexpected’ — PTU's Narrative and Aesthetics

Michael Ingham

in Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099197
eISBN:
9789882207103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099197.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the film's narrative in detailed sharp focus. It explores the film's plot and story as well as its mise-en-scène and the aesthetic principles underlying its composition. As To ... More


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