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Introduction: History beyond the Death Trips

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book focuses on Fruit Chan's film Made in Hong Kong (1997), a typical story of disaffected youth and the morbid trips they take. In the history of world cinema, the disaffected youth is a ... More


Authenticity and Independence:: Fruit Chan and Independent Filmmaking

M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses independent cinema and the practice of independent filmmaking. It discusses the revival of Hong Kong indie cinema in the 1990s and describes Fruit Chan as a role model for many ... More


Fantasies of “Chinese-ness” and the Traffic in Women from Mainland China to Hong Kong in Fruit Chan's Durian Durian

Helen F. Siu (ed.)

in Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter analyzes cross-border prostitution as hauntingly portrayed in Fruit Chan's film, Durian Durian. It argues that the film questions hegemonic fantasies of “Chinese-ness” by putting into ... More


Epilogue: Grassrooting Cinematic Practices

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The generic characteristics and subversion in Made in Hong Kong present a film of timeliness, both as a critical response to commercial genre films and as a self-sufficient narrative film. Chan ... More


Reimagining the Femme Fatale:: Gender and Nation in Fruit Chan’s Hollywood Hong Kong

Pin-Chia Feng

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/9789888028566.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fruit Chan envisions Hong Kong after the reunification as a hybrid place of perverse entrepreneurship and physical and spiritual monstrosities in Hollywood Hong Kong. What remains problematic about ... More


Global Dreams and Nightmares: The Underside of Hong Kong as a Global City in Fruit Chan’s Hollywood, Hong Kong

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/9789888028412.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Globality is a plane of immanence without exteriority. However, by the same token, globality is always unstable and cannot be enclosed as a totality. Its constitution through virtual images opens ... More


Toward a Hong Kong Ecocinema: The Dis-appearance of “Nature” in Three Films by Fruit Chan

Chris Tong

in Chinese Ecocinema: In the Age of Environmental Challenge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090866
eISBN:
9789882206724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090866.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the form and content of Hong Kong urban cinema. It analyzes the current theories of representation in Hong Kong cinema and argues that “disappearance” is a theory concerned with ... More


In Search of the Ghostly in Context*

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the surreal and ghostly elements in Fruit Chan's films. Hong Kong in Chan's “Handover Trilogy” is frequented by surreal, ghostly intrusions of various kinds. They are the ... More


Re-imagining Hong Kong–China from the Sidelines:: Fruit Chan's Little Cheung and Durian Durian

Wendy Gan

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/9789888028566.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores dissemination in the context of Hong Kong cinema and in particular it looks at two films made back-to-back by award-winning independent director Fruit Chan, Little Cheung, and ... More


The Art of Détournement

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099777
eISBN:
9789882206953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the way in which realism has been mobilized as a device to challenge and defamiliarize the dominant, commercial genre. It suggests that Made in Hong Kong, with its “realistic ... More


On Spectral Mutations: The Ghostly City in The Secret, Rouge and Little Cheung

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/9789888028412.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores how various moments of disjointed time in Hong Kong history are associated with the expression of a sense of ghostliness, alienation and homelessness. It discusses the ... More


Ghostly Returns: the Politics of Horror in Hong Kong Cinema

Vivian Lee

in Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the trend towards Hong Kong-China co-productions, during which Hong Kong horror films have been in decline due to censorship restrictions in Mainland China. While this ... More


Hong Kong

Mette Hjort and Duncan Petrie

in The Cinema of Small Nations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625369
eISBN:
9780748671151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625369.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter asks, with specific reference to Hong Kong, whether a national cinema can be produced in the absence of a nation-state. Comparisons with Palestinian cinema, which is disconnected from an ... More


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