Even a relatively staid critic such as structuralist guru David Bordwell seems to be typing in his shorts, with a beer on his desk, in Planet Hong Kong Combining. Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment [David Bordwell ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Since the s, Hong. As sentimental and outrageous as Hong Kong films can be, David Bordwell demonstrates that they are not merely crowd-pleasing; they harbor remarkable.

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A Labyrinth of Linkages. This is the second one. This book offers an informed and engaging look at how Hong Kong cinema has become one of the success stories of film history, and how it has influenced international film culture and the development of film as a medium.

We will never accept Communism. Bordwell examines how these elements interact in Hong Kong films to produce an art that is at the same time both popular and significant. Wes Anderson takes the 4: Textbook written in collaboration with Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith. Plastic boobs were involved too. Kungfu, Gunplay and Cinematic Expressivity in Yau’s book which is also on this list: New Zealand National cinemas: Thanks to everyone who has purchased a copy, digital or analog.

They started to go, in fact, about fifteen years ago. I just read your latest blog entry. His analyses of the appeal of, say, King Hu, is endlessly helpful and productive. Films, Files, and the Future of Movies.


Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment. Each mini-chapter is Bordwell at his very best: Monday January 24, In about two weeks, we try something new here. It can be ordered on this pagewhich gives more information about the new version and reprints the Preface. The new material in this edition starts with a chapter on changes in the film industry since After more and more Hong Kong films would have some PRC involvement—financing, location shooting, postproduction, technical staff, and of course stars.

I hope they are helpful. Widescreen Film technology Film theory Film theory: No eBook available Amazon. Johnnie To Kei-fung has pursued several avenues at once: It shows vividly how a media industry relies on conventions, and how artists tap those, stretch them, and sometimes twist them out of recognition.

The sequel, part one: South Korea National cinemas: As a film studies professor I find myself asking questions. What does this book do, then?

Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

The sequence looks forward to imagery in In the Moodincluding a sinuous shot of a woman ascending a staircase. But there is a version of the film that includes a prologue showing the same character dressing to go out. Who can tell when a process is played out? A video lecture, I suppose. The films catered to the Chinese diaspora, a prosperous segment of most neighboring countries. By the mids, Hong Kong productions were claiming less than a quarter of receipts.

Observations on film art : PLANET HONG KONG: backstories and sidestories

Asked about the effects of the French revolution, he is said to have replied: Allen Qiang rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. At the most general level, PHK is a small-scale demo of an approach to asking questions about cinema.


Tickets are free, so there are no B. Ohng films shoved Hong Kong films off both domestic and regional screens. I prepared them as presentation copies to the many people, particularly in Hong Kong, who had helped me in writing the edition and this one. Anderson, Paul Thomas Directors: A guide for the perplexed HUGO: An earlier draft of this post claimed, erroneously, that the session would take place on 19 March.

Models of Mind in Explaining Film. Bordwell’s love for HK movies is on the same level as any true fanatic. Cognitivism FilmStruck Global film industry Hollywood: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ironically, so great is the power of American distribution that My Blueberry Nights was probably his best-performing film in theatrical release.

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