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New Year Films and Chinese Cinema at the End of the 1990s

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the emergence of Feng Xiaogang's New Year films despite the film authority's indecision on the functions of cinema in the middle of the 1990s and the deepening industry reform ... More


The “Corporate Era” of Chinese Cinema in the New Millennium and Feng’s Post-New Year Production

Rui Zhang

in The Cinema of Feng Xiaogang: Commercialization and Censorship in Chinese Cinema after 1989

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098855
eISBN:
9789882207523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098855.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses the transformations in Feng's filmmaking as he moved away from the mode of comedy and returned to his early style of “social conscience,” in which the victory of the “small ... More


Highbrow Ambivalence: Fear of the Masses and Feminized Sentiment

Eugenia Lean

in Public Passions: The Trial of Shi Jianqiao and the Rise of Popular Sympathy in Republican China

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247185
eISBN:
9780520932678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247185.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Although it describes a contemporaneous crime of passion that featured a female assassin by the name of Liu Jinggui, the epigraph for this chapter illustrates how, despite public interest in them, ... More


Henri-Georges Clouzot

Christopher Lloyd

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070143
eISBN:
9781781701065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070143.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite his controversial reputation and international notoriety as a filmmaker, no full-length study of Henri-Georges Clouzot has ever been published in English. This book offers a re-evaluation of ... More


‘From pig to man and man to pig’: 1 The 1381 Uprisings in Chaucer’s The Nun’s Priest’s Tale

HELEN BARR

in Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198112426
eISBN:
9780191707865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112426.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter argues that the absence of authorial and narrative fixity in the The Nun's Priests Tale generates rhetorical comparisons between animals and humans which resonate very differently from ... More


Spike Lee

Todd McGowan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038143
eISBN:
9780252095405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038143.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the release of Do the Right Thing in 1989, Spike Lee has established himself as a cinematic icon. Lee's mostly independent films garner popular audiences while at the same time engaging in ... More


The Reception of Creepshow

Simon Brown

in Creepshow

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325918
eISBN:
9781800342477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325918.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses the reception of George A. Romero's Creepshow (1982). Creepshow, in spite of the involvement of Romero and Tom Savini, and also Stephen King's stated desire to make a film so ... More


Introduction

Marisa C. Hayes

in Devil’s Advocates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), which was written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. Ju-on: The Grudge was one of the key titles that helped launch the ... More


Introduction: Candyman and ’90s Horror

Jon Towlson

in Candyman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325543
eISBN:
9781800342347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325543.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Candyman (1992). In an era dominated by tired pastiche, Candyman remains one of the most original and finest horror movies. Based on Clive Barker's ... More


‘Oés comme il fierent grans caus!’: Tavern Violence in Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-Century Paris and Artois

Hannah Skoda

in Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670833
eISBN:
9780191749551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670833.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter compares the nature of violence in the tavern in Paris and Artois and, owing to the paucity of legal records of such incidents (often because much violence in the tavern could be carried ... More


Live Tweets as Social Commentary?: Analyzing How Gender, Race, and Sexuality Play into Conceptions of Morality in How to Get Away with Murder

Melissa Ames

in Small Screen, Big Feels: Television and Cultural Anxiety in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180069
eISBN:
9780813180076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180069.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

As Shonda Rhimes is credited with transforming contemporary network television production and consumption practices -- and having the most avid Twitter followers -- her hit program is an ideal focus ... More


Social Observers

David Seed (ed.)

in American Travellers in Liverpool

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622041
eISBN:
9781800343467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622041.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By mid-century Liverpool’s place on the tourist circuit had become well-established. This chapter gives a broad range of social descriptions offered by travellers, including details from Frederick ... More


Writing for the Public: Schooled Literacies

Hoda A. Yousef

in Composing Egypt: Reading, Writing, and the Emergence of a Modern Nation, 1870-1930

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797115
eISBN:
9780804799218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797115.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter looks at the shift that was occurring in and beyond schools regarding the nature of Arabic literacy and the profession, and skills associated with “writers” in the era of the Arab nahḍa, ... More


Beyond Censorship: Charles Dickens and Frank Capra

in Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores the parallels between Charles Dickens and Frank Capra, finding similarities in their form, style, and narrative treatments of controversial material. While Dickens and Capra ... More


Macbeth and Horror Cinema

Rebekah Owens

in Macbeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325130
eISBN:
9781800342521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325130.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter establishes that Roman Polanski's Macbeth used the conventions of the horror genre to represent William Shakespeare's play on screen. It considers how Macbeth is placed in the wider ... More


Mockery and Terror: Fascism and Nazism in Visual Imagery

in Confronting Fascism in Egypt: Dictatorship versus Democracy in the 1930s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763431
eISBN:
9780804772556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763431.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses visual images as expressions of Egyptian commentary on contemporary issues during the interwar era. The illustrated journal was a unique press genre intended to serve as a ... More


Humanity on a bonfire

Stuart Rees

in Cruelty or Humanity: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781447356974
eISBN:
9781447357018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356974.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that in analyses of cruelty, if the rules and niceties of social commentary and academic rigour are removed, the chequered picture of subtle and not-so-subtle differences in ... More


Other Poetry

George Meredith

in Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300173178
eISBN:
9780300189100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300173178.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter takes a break from the study and examination of the form and content of mid-Victorian poetry. Instead, it compiles poems that exemplify key elements of Meredith's verse: social ... More


Complementary Strangers: Charles Brockden Brown, Susanna Rowson, and the Early American Sentimental Gothic

Marion Rust

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the relation between Susanna Haswell Rowson and Charles Brockden Brown, the best-known Anglo-American novelists of the early national period. More specifically, it considers the ... More


The White Snake in Hong Kong Horror Cinema: from Horrific Tales to Crowd Pleasers

Liang Luo

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/9781474424592.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Considered one of the four legends in the Chinese oral tradition, the legend of the White Snake and its theatrical and popular cultural metamorphoses played an important role in the pre-cinematic ... More


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