Hong Kong Cinema : The Extra Dimensions (Paperback)

Author: Teo, Stephen

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Covering a period from 1909 to the "end of Hong Kong cinema" in the present day, this book features information about the films, the studios and the personalities that have shaped this kind of cinema. It includes studies of the films of King Hu, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780851705149
SKU 30302067
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0851705146
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1T
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Editors Note This first comprehensive, English language study of one of the world's most exciting and innovative cinemas covers a period from 1909 to the "end of Hong Kong cinema". Hong Kong Cinema enhances our understanding and enjoyment of the films of King Hu, Bruce Lee, and Jackie Chan as well as those of John Woo and the directors of the various "New Waves".
Editors Note 1 This is the first full-length English-language study of one of the world's most exciting and innovative cinemas. Covering a period from 1909 to 'the end of Hong Kong cinema' in the present day, this book is packed with information about the films, the studios, the personalities and the contexts that have shaped a cinema famous for its energy and style.|Hong Kong Cinema: The Extra Dimensions enhances our understanding and enjoyment of the films of such legendary figures as King Hu, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, moving up to date with the work of John Woo and the directors of the various 'New Waves'. Stephen Teo explores Hong Kong cinema from both Western and Chinese perspectives, analysing all genres - from melodrama to martial arts, 'kung fu', fantasy, horror and the international art house successes. Also includes an extensive filmography detailing the careers of over sixty leading Hong Kong film-makers.
Editors Note 2 This is the first full-length, English-language study of one of the world's most exciting and innovative cinemas. Covering a period from 1909 to the "end of Hong Kong Cinema" in the present day, this unique book is packed with information about the films, the studios, the personalities, and the contexts that have shaped a cinema famous for its energy and style. Hong Kong Cinema enhances our understanding and enjoyment of the films of such legendary figures as King Hu, Bruce Lee, and Jackie Chan, moving up to date with the work of John Woo and the directors of the various "New Waves."
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0319
Publisher British Film Institute
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