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Southeast Asian Independent Cinema

Tilman Baumgartel (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083602
eISBN:
9789882209114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083602.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The rise of independent cinema in Southeast Asia, following the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers there, is among the most significant recent developments in global cinema. The advent of ... More


Darker Than Dark:: Film Noir in its Asian Contexts

Stephen Teo

in International Noir

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748691104
eISBN:
9781474406437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691104.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Most scholars and critics have generally seen film noir as an American genre, emphasizing the fact that noir films have hailed from the classic Hollywood industry, or in the case of neo-noir, from ... More


Ang Lee as Director: His Position in Asian and World Cinema

Whitney Crothers Dilley

in The Cinema of Ang Lee: The Other Side of the Screen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167734
eISBN:
9780231538497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167734.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Taiwanese-born Hollywood director Ang Lee's position in Asian and world cinema. It first examines the characteristics of Lee's cinema, from globalization and cultural identity ... More


From the Margins to the Mainstream: Asia Extreme in 2004

Daniel Martin

in Extreme Asia: The Rise of Cult Cinema from the Far East

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748697458
eISBN:
9781474412179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697458.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines cult Asian cinema in the UK at the very peak of its critical acclaim and commercial success, and the drastically altered context for Asian film reception will be discussed. This ... More


Far-Flung Families in Film: The Diasporic Family in Contemporary European Cinema

Daniela Berghahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748642908
eISBN:
9780748689088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642908.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Why have films with diasporic family narratives increased in popularity in recent years? How do representations of the diasporic family differ from those of more dominant social groups? How does ... More


East Asian Pop Culture: Mapping the Contours

Chua Beng Huat

in Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888139033
eISBN:
9789882209121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139033.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Since the 1990s, there has been dense traffic of pop culture routinely crossing the national and cultural boundaries of East Asian countries of Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. ... 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


Cut-Pieces: Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh

Lotte Hoek

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162890
eISBN:
9780231535151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162890.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the shadowy world of the short, pornographic cut-piece clips that appear in some films in Bangladesh and examines their place in South Asian film culture. It provides a portrait of ... More


Introduction: Divided Lenses

Michael Berry

in Divided Lenses: Screen Memories of War in East Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851514
eISBN:
9780824869045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851514.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter offers an overview of War Films depicting the period 1931-1953 in East Asian cinema and a critical introduction to the chapters contained in Divided Lenses. The chapter introduces the ... More


Introduction: Rising Sun and Divided Land

Kate E. Taylor-Jones

in Rising Sun, Divided Land: Japanese and South Korean Filmmakers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165853
eISBN:
9780231850445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165853.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how East Asian cinema emerged on the international stage towards the end of the twentieth century. It then sets out the book's purpose, namely to ... More


The American Horror Film?: Globalization and Transnational U.S.-Asian Genres

Christina Klein

in American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734539
eISBN:
9781621031048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734539.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the four different ways in which to look at the transnational dimensions of the contemporary horror film, paying particular attention to relations between Hollywood and its ... More


Kim Ki-duk

Hye Seung Chung

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036699
eISBN:
9780252093791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036699.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This study investigates the controversial motion pictures written and directed by the independent filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, one of the most acclaimed Korean auteurs in the English-speaking world. ... More


Pop Culture as Soft Power

Chua Beng Huat

in Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888139033
eISBN:
9789882209121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139033.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Pop culture has emerged has a vehicle of soft power and an arena for competition in cultural diplomacy between China, Japan and Korea. As a middle-power, Korea is the most self-conscious about ... More


Reinterpreting Revenge: Authorship, Excess and the Critical Reception of Spike Lee’s Oldboy

Daniel Martin

in Transnational Film Remakes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474407236
eISBN:
9781474434812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407236.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy (2003) achieved only moderate success on its initial release in South Korea, but upon finding international distribution it attained much greater notoriety, winning a major ... More


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