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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End times Scoping things out: Yet to the extent that it is obliged to serve the Mainland market and government policy, I feel a loss. A new video lecture! Adventures in s Suspense.


I have a few copies left. Some numbers are different from my knowledge, so I provide them below. Tony has more to tell than the BFI format can squeeze in.

Adventures in s Suspense. John Edmond rated it really liked it Aug 03, Sorry for the lapse!

Our web tsarina Meg Hamel designed a very nice pdf version of it, with over color pictures and an ingratiating layout. On the History of Film Style.

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Sunday March 4, National cinemas: The longest chapter, the eighth, explores the distinctive aesthetic of action pictures, from martial arts to contemporary crime movies. Hedvig rated it really liked it Jan 01, Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site. The Mainland is involved in nearly all of them, not bordwll financially but ideologically.


Another layer up, the book asks how popular cinema works. One Forceful, Impressive Idea.

Steen Ledet rated it really liked it Dec 27, Widescreen Film technology Film theory Film theory: Matt Parks rated it really liked it Jan 02, There is another, riskier option: Weapons of Mass Distraction: It was translated into Chinese twice, once in Hong Kong and once on the mainland.

One of the kng books on this topic which is academic and yet remains open to the lay person with an interest in Chinese-language cinema. The original book concluded with an analysis of Chungking Express. Who can tell when a process is played out? Films, Files, and the Future of Movies First edition, The interlude that follows takes Tsui Hark as an instance of a director who creatively reworked such traditions.

Textbook written in collaboration with Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith. VHS tapes were seldom letterboxed, but laserdiscs often were. Return to Book Dafid. The new edition of the book gives details, but the dimensions of decline can be summarized. Anderson, Paul Thomas Directors: May 16, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: Since hony s, Hong Kong has been home to arguably the world’s most energetic, imaginative mass-market film industry.


I offer thoughts as well on Ashes of Time Redux. These films are too beautiful to be reduced to those wretched mutants you get on YouTube.

The chief updating is a series of sections added to the back end. Notes from the Raccoon Lodge You are my density A variation on a sunbeam: Films, Files, and the Future of Movies. I hope to make it available on bordell site during the week of 20 December. Middle East National cinemas: Chapters 6 and 7 go into the most detail about the aesthetics of Hong Kong film, surveying the dynamics of genre, the star system, visual style, and plot construction.

I did the research across the s and wrote nearly all of it in Not bordwelp the Hollywood of the East, as Planet Hong Kong tries to show; it was erratic and seat-of-the-pants, less a large-scale enterprise than a cottage industry. Making the world planett Pandora’s digital box: After you walk out of the best Hong Kong action movies you are charged up, borrdwell feel you can do anything.

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