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

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

Abstract

Global connections and screen innovations converge in Hong Kong cinema. This volume focuses on the film clubs of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as new waves since, that have both refreshed and ruptured Hong Kong screenscapes. Energized by transnational image and human flows from China and Asia, Hong Kong's commercial filmmakers and independent pioneers have actively challenged established genres and narrative conventions to create a cultural space independent of Hollywood. The circulation of Hong Kong films through art house and film festival circuits, as well as independent DVDs, galler ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, cinema, film, screenscapes, human flows, China, Asia, Hollywood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028566
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Esther M. K. Cheung, author

Gina Marchetti, author

See-Kam Tan, author