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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


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


There Are Many Ways to Be Realistic

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/9789622099777.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Chan's realist mode in the traditions of Chinese-language cinemas. There are many modes of realism and Chan's case illustrates this concept clearly. His concern for ... More


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