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Atlantic Crossings

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Wong's trans-Atlantic Career over seven years. It details her stardom in Shanghai Express with Dietrich and Daughter of the Dragon with Warner Oland and Sessue Hayakawa. It ... More


Questions of Otherness: From Opium Pipes to Apple Pie

Naomi Greene

in From Fu Manchu to Kung Fu Panda: Images of China in American Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838355
eISBN:
9780824869755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838355.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines three American films that take us from otherness to sameness and reflect the swing of the pendulum governing images of China that took place in the 1930s: Josef von Sternberg’s ... More


Shanghai Express: Making Room for Faith in Appearances

James Phillips

in Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190915247
eISBN:
9780190915278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915247.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The chapter focuses on Shanghai Express (1932) and analyzes its handling of the themes of prostitution, faith, and appearance. Sternberg’s film turns on the demand of Shanghai Lily (Dietrich) to be ... More


Categories of Film Love

Reidar Due

in Love in Motion: Erotic Relationships in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167338
eISBN:
9780231850513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167338.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the different ways films encounter love aesthetically. The aesthetic and narrative differences between schools of filmmaking and between individual directors lead to different ... More


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