The Cinema of Hong Kong

History, Arts, Identity

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written in English
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  • Film theory & criticism,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Film & Video - General,
  • Motion pictures--China--Hong Kong,
  • Performing Arts / Film / General

Edition Notes

ContributionsPoshek Fu (Editor), David Desser (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages346
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7753209M
ISBN 100521776023
ISBN 109780521776028

Hong Kong’s connection with Hollywood involves ties that bring together art cinema and popular genres as well as film festivals and the media marketplace with popular transnational genres. Giving fresh and facsinating insights into the vibrant area of Hong Kong, this exciting new book links Hong Kong with world film culture both within and. UA Member. UA LOYALTY CLUB; Online Ticketing Member; Popcorn Magazine. Editor's Club; Breaking News; Cinemas. UnionPay IMAX @ K11 Art House; UnionPay IMAX @ UA Cine Moko; UnionPay IMAX @ UA MegaBox; Blackbox @ K11 Art House; K11 Art House; UA Cine Times; UA Cine Moko; UA MegaBox; UA Maritime; UA Amoy; UA Citygate; UA Galaxy Cinemas; About VIP. ABOUT THIS BOOK In Planet Hong Kong David Bordwell trains virtually every critical weapon in the cinema studies arsenal on a film industry that has, ironically, been marginalized by its own popular success. Film scholars will be grateful for its theoretical breadth and acuity; film fans will be happy with the graceful way Bordwell weaves into his chapters an extraordinary amount of telling. Despite its small size, Hong Kong has produced one of the most vibrant, lucrative, and internationally successful Asian cinema traditions during the past 40 years. While films from the mainland in the Mandarin dialect were dominant in the years following World War II, by the mid-'50s a solid.

Facing a wide open plaza is the sprawling Broadway Cinematheque that is home to four theaters, the Kubrick bookstore, a library, a gallery, a top-notch DVD shop, and a cafe. Opened in , Broadway Cinematheque is the flagship of the Broadway theater chain, one of Hong Kong’s largest cinema circuits. For years, Hong Kong was the beating heart of Chinese pop cinema, but reunification with the Mainland in upset the delicate balance that had fostered the city’s genius. It . I. C. Jarvie, the first western academic to write a book on Hong Kong cinema (Window on Hong Kong: A Sociological Study of the Hong Kong Film Industry and its Audience, published by Hong Kong University, ), was genuinely baffled by the nature of Hong Kong cinema when he first approached : Stephen Teo. The book Hong Kong New Wave Cinema (), Pak Tong Cheuk is published by Intellect Ltd. Hong Kong New Wave Cinema (), Cheuk All Chicago e .

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Broadway Circuit is currently the largest cinema circuit in Hong Kong, with many movie theaters across Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Our sizable network of state-of-the-art movie theaters charm discerning moviegoers with their uniqueness, as each movie theater features a different design theme, making them always a joy to.

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But while Scott brought Hong Kong and surveillance into the global film repertoire, the city's own cinema has remained outside of the global surveillance discussion. In Arresting Cinema, Karen Fang delivers a unifying account of Hong. A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema provides the first comprehensive scholarly exploration of this unique global cinema.

By embracing the interdisciplinary approach of contemporary film and cultural studies, this collection navigates theoretical debates while charting a new course for. Hong Kong Horror Cinema is the first English-language study of this delirious and captivating cinematic tradition, offering new insights into the history of Hong Kong horror through case studies of classic films and through a detailed consideration of their aesthetic power, economic significance, and cultural impact The Cinema of Hong Kong book both the global and.

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Teo addresses the general lack of proper critical and historical perspective of Hong Kong cinema, and he succeeds wonderfully/5. Hong Kong Cinema Through A Global Lens. likes 56 talking about this. Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens is our first MOOC offered by the Department of Comparative Literature at The Followers: Hong Kong Book Centre Ltd., 25 Des Voeux Road Central, On Lok Yuen Building Lower Level, Central, Hong Kong,Bleak House is so much more than a bookstore.

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The Cinema of Hong Kong examines one of the most popular, dynamic, and important cinema traditions in the history of film. Providing an overview of major directors, genres, and stars, from its origins to the present, this volume examines Hong Kong cinema in historical, transnational, cultural.

In discussing Hong Kong culture, critics are often in discord in their various attempts to define the cultural identity of Hong Kong. Whereas some insist that Hong Kong has developed a unique form of culture that is different from Chinese culture, others deny the existence of a separate identity and merely recognize it as one part of Chinese culture not unlike other regional cultures, all Cited by: The combination of these three perspectives will reveal the dynamics and tensions between the local and the transnational, between production and reception, and between text and context, in the gendered manifestations of Hong Kong by: Hong Kong University Press, - Performing Arts - pages 0 Reviews This collection of exciting essays explores how the representations and the ideologies of masculinities can be productively studied in the context of Hong Kong cinema.

"Korean Cinema: The New Hong Kong" is a guidebook for exploring this new and exciting treasure trove of cinema. It is the first book of its kind, covering this emerging cinematic powerhouse in an easy-to-read and leisure-focused fashion, bringing all the sought-after information on Korean cinema into one convenient package.2/5(1).

City on Fire: Hong Kong Cinema. London: Verso, ISBNISBN Hong Kong cinema analyzed from a Marxist perspective. Teo, Stephen. Hong Kong Cinema: The Extra Dimensions. London: British Film Institute, ISBN Yang, Jeff, and Dina Gan, Terry Hong and the staff of A.

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Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city with diverse cultures. As currently the largest cinema circuit in Hong Kong, Broadway Circuit has always strived to provide a wide range of movies and programs to suit varied tastes and interests. Hong Kong Cinema considers the different political formations of Hong Kong's culture as seen through the cinema, and deals with the historical, political, economic and cultural relations between Hong Kong cinema and other Chinese film industries on the mainland, as well as in Taiwan and South-East Asia.

Discussion covers the concept of Cited by: Such questions inevitably lead us back to the unique achievements of Hong Kong cinema and to an assessment of the delights and the shortcomings of the films themselves. Some might say that the book risks imposing an outsider’s values on a cinema that exists in and through unique cultural circumstances.

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Fong (Stephy Tang) is a. With new analytical approaches and angles, this book breaks new ground in offering transcultural and cross-genre analyses on the cinema and its impact in local and international markets.

This book is the first major scholarly investigation of the historical development and contemporary transformation of film noir in today’s Hong Kong. The Jade Theatre was situated in Causeway Bay on the Hong Kong Island. Its ticket booth and lobby was originally on the ground floor of the theatre building with the auditorium entrance on the first floor.

For the reader just discovering Hong Kong cinema, this book is an excellent guide. For the old hand, it offers juicy tidbits on the past and present of this exciting and increasingly popular genre.

At the core of Martial Arts Cinema and Hong Kong Modernity: Aesthetics, Representation, Circulation is a fascinating paradox: the martial arts film, long regarded as a vehicle of Chinese cultural nationalism, can also be understood as a mass cultural expression of Hong Kong’s modern urban-industrial : Man-Fung Yip.

Ackbar Abbas is a professor of comparative literature at the University of California, usly he was chair of comparative literature at the University of Hong Kong and also co-director of the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Cultures.

His research interests include globalization, Hong Kong and Chinese culture, architecture, cinema, postcolonialism, and critical theory. Marginal Culture, and Hong Kong Cinema – POSHEK FU Urban Cinema and the Cultural Identity of Hong Kong LEUNG PING-KWAN Rewriting History: Hong Kong Nostalgia Cinema and Its Social Practice NATALIA CHAN SUI HUNG Filming Diaspora and Identity: Hong Kong and SHELDON LU Cited by:.

HK Cinema Books: Here are reviews of a series of books of reference proposing film reviews, analysis or interviews. The reviewers have tried to highlight the point behind each book, as well as shedding lights on their advantages and limitations. HK cinema books.This book examines Song of the Exile as diasporic cinema.

As text, its practices of diasporic intimacy challenge the exilic myths of home and return. As genre, its use of postcolonial feminist autobiography articulates an alternative Hong Kong history. As pedagogy, its border practices enable the teaching of transcultural literacy. The Chinese Cinema Book provides an essential guide to the cinemas of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora, from early cinema to the present day.

With contributions from leading international scholars, the book is structured around five thematic sections: Territories, Trajectories, Historiographies; Early Cinema to ; The Forgotten Period: .