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Introduction

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Killer (John Woo, 1989) is one of the key films of the Hong Kong New Wave period. It achieved a secure cult status in the West and has exercised great influence on Western and Asian filmmakers. ... More


Conclusion

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Woo's The Killer was central to the innovative quality of the new Hong Kong cinema. This film helped to filter Hollywood and European action and noir influences through the web of Chinese ... More


Production History and Background

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Woo came to The Killer with a diversified background in Hong Kong filmmaking. In addition to John Woo's apprenticeship with Chang Cheh, he had worked as a contract director for Golden Harvest. Woo's ... More


Jean-Pierre Melville and Woo

Kenneth E. Hall

in John Woo’s The Killer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099562
eISBN:
9789882207097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099562.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Like John Woo, French director Jean-Pierre Melville has often been considered an unorthodox force in his native cinema. A man of unusual life experience, including membership in the Resistance during ... More


Intimacy

Bruce Bennett

in The Cinema of Michael Winterbottom: Borders, Intimacy, Terror

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167376
eISBN:
9780231850537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167376.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the treatment of intimacy in Michael Winterbottom’s Go Now (1995), The Trip (2010), Code 46 (2003), 9 Songs (2004), Butterfly Kiss (1995), and The Killer Inside Me (2010). The ... More


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