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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Fans found there the audacious conviction of the hell-for-leather outlaw. More about eyes and movies. Planet Hong Kong traces this process in more detail, outlining some of the chief creative choices bordwsll Hong Kong filmmakers in the s and since.

Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment by David Bordwell

And soon after that came from Antti, Philippe Theophanidis wrote to point out the Pascal source as well. Sunday January 16, Exploring a Griffith Biograph film Do not forget to return your 3D glasses Capellani trionfante Cognitive scientists 1, screenplay gurus 0 Graphic content ahead Molly wanted more Endurance: Widescreen Film technology Film theory Film theory: By rooting his analyses detailed readings of the film texts, he is able to convey—as much as mere words can—how this audaciously visceral cinema works.

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Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author. Moreover, the industry offered major stars: It let in American films and encouraged international investment to build up an infrastructure.

Heather Heckman and Mark Minett did excellent scanning and Photoshop tweaking, and Meg Hamel, our web tsarina, designed the book and is making it web-ready. Seldom do historians get to write finis to the tales they tell. In fewer than a hundred pages, many of which are occupied with color illustrations, Tony has done a lot.

For 20 years, the Hong Kong film industry was one of the world’s most The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood. Eastern Europe National cinemas: At its peak it surpassed nearly all Western countries in number of films released, ruled the East Asian market, and produced movies ranging from John Woo’s action pictures to the comic A new video lecture!

You really do need a stretch of time to see things more clearly. In this respect, PHK is an academic dressup of a noble gonzo tradition. Among them, top row, from left: Johnnie To Kei-fungDirectors: A guide for the perplexed HUGO: For my part, this web essay and these blog entries try to make amends. Once more I pay for the lack of a classical education! An Introduction Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author.

Harvard University Press- Performing Arts – pages. To ask other readers questions about Planet Hong Kongplease sign up. How s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling. On Saturday 19 February, at 2: The e-book will continue to be available, but as someone who grew up using libraries a lot, I love the idea of libraries keeping print copies of the book for long-term preservation.


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Our web tsarina Meg Hamel designed a very nice pdf version of it, with over color pictures and an ingratiating layout. Long rated it really liked it Nov 02, Friday February 4, Directors: Thanks for telling us about the problem. To the claim that films reflect their societies, I reply that Hong Kong films suggest a different way to think about such a dynamic, using the model of cultural conversation.


Hollywood responded with blockbusters aimed at young and middle-class viewers in all countries, and soon its overseas receipts surpassed those from the United States.

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Its problems were exacerbated by the Asian financial crisis ofthe SARS outbreak, Internet piracy, the increasing success of South Korean cinema and popular culture generallyand a powerful shift of investment and talent to the Mainland.

One of the few books on this topic which is academic and yet remains open to the lay person with an interest in Chinese-language cinema. VHS tapes were seldom letterboxed, but laserdiscs often were. Actually, PHK argued back inthe slump started in Daid its scale did help it achieve a unique place in film history. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.