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Spies, Vamps and Women Warriors: Translating the Exotic into the Technics of Chinese Femininity

Olivia Khoo

in The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098794
eISBN:
9789882207516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098794.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how the movements of the fold can be translated and further understood through the movement of Chinese screen actresses, from the Asian film industry into that of the West. It ... More


Slippers and heels: In the Mood for Love and sartorial investigation

Tyler Parks

in Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474451406
eISBN:
9781474495332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451406.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with three sequences from Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love that endow two pairs of footwear with pronounced expressive and symbolic dimensions. Ultimately, it contends that a ... More


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