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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Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment by David Bordwell
It shows how we might systematically study the principles of construction informing popular filmmmaking. Famous martial-arts choreographer and director Lau Kar-leung is on the far right. Hong Kong National cinemas: 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: But from on, the percentage shrank drastically. The interlude that follows takes Tsui Hark as an instance of a director who creatively reworked such traditions.
Graham P rated it really liked it Oct 20, All lovers of WKW will want this energetic, accessible study. Hong Kong film provides a case study in how a mass-entertainment movie builds its effects on genre, star appeal, storytelling strategies, and stylistic tactics. Models of Mind in Explaining Bprdwell. End times Scoping things out: Reworking the manuscript, watching and rewatching films, and preparing new material kept me from writing other things I had planned.
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: This book offers an informed and engaging look at how Hong Kong cinema has become one advid the success stories of film history, and how it has influenced international film culture and the development of film as a medium.
The sequence looks forward to imagery in In the Moodincluding a sinuous shot of a woman ascending a staircase. A Labyrinth of Linkages First edition, Six Paths oong a Poetics Oct.
Faces behind facebook Has 3D already failed? Confronted with a small population in the Crown Colony still under British controlfilmmakers turned toward the much larger regional audience. Poanet in s Suspense. Open secrets of classical storytelling: Re Discovering Charles Dekeukeleire. Stealth poetics, in other words.
Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment
Account Options Sign in. Tony makes reference to the famous epilogue of Days of Being Wild that shows Tony Leung Chiu-wai, an apparently brand-new character cryptically introduced in this scene. Producers were eager to partner with what was likely the fastest-growing film market in history. The book ends with a miscellany of observations about actors in bit parts, filmic offshoots of the project, and a little gossip.
A historical action movie like Bodyguards and Assassins wins favor by ohng on the heroic efforts of a cross-section of Chinese to defend Sun Yat-sen during his stopover in Hong Kong. Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author.
His analyses of the appeal of, say, King Hu, is endlessly helpful and productive. And the e-edition remains available on this very site. How Motion Pictures Became the Movies. In this respect, PHK is an academic kont of a noble gonzo tradition. Making the world movie-sized Pandora’s digital box: 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.
Instead, homg from two quick entries provoked by InceptionI was absorbed in Hong Kong movies on film and DVD, notes from ten years of film festivals and conferences, and plenty of books and websites. The Blog Series Venice Central America National cinemas: So how did the films do overseas?
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. A video essay Lessons with Bazin: Spain and Portugal National cinemas: For example, the number of cinema screens fell from aboutin to 65, in Film and the Historical Return. The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood. Eleventh edition, New York: