New Hong Kong Cinema

New Hong Kong Cinema

Secondly, the commercialism in the Hong Kong mainstream film industry has pushed the boundaries of the New Hong Kong Cinema. Whereas new Hong Kong mainstream films cannot be too formulaic and convey their messages via certain genres ...

Author: Ruby Cheung

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781782387046

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The trajectory of Hong Kong films had been drastically affected long before the city’s official sovereignty transfer from the British to the Chinese in 1997. The change in course has become more visible in recent years as China has aggressively developed its national film industry and assumed the role of powerhouse in East Asia’s cinematic landscape. The author introduces the “Cinema of Transitions” to study the New Hong Kong Cinema and on- and off-screen life against this background. Using examples from the 1980s to the present, this book offers a fresh perspective on how Hong Kong-related Chinese-language films, filmmakers, audiences, and the workings of film business in East Asia have become major platforms on which “transitions” are negotiated.
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Hong Kong New Wave Cinema 1978 2000

Hong Kong New Wave Cinema  1978 2000

Hong Kong Cinema: The Extra Dimensions. London: British Film Institute, 1997. Tobias, Mel. Memoirs of an Asian Moviegoer. Hong Kong: South China Morning Post, 1982. Tudor, Andrew. Theories of Film. New York: Viking, 1974.

Author: Pak Tong Cheuk

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501482

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 262

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The rise of 'New Wave' cinema in 1970s Hong Kong has had a significant cultural and economic impact on the film industry of China. This title presents a picture of the films made in this era and the complexity of issues they tackle such as East-West conflict, colonial politics, the struggle of women in a modernizing Asian city and identity crisis.
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Hong Kong New Wave Cinema 1978 2000

Hong Kong New Wave Cinema  1978   2000

Hong Kong Cinema: The Extra Dimensions. London: British Film Institute, 1997. Tobias, Mel. Memoirs of an Asian Moviegoer. Hong Kong: South China Morning Post, 1982. Tudor, Andrew. Theories of Film. New York: Viking, 1974.

Author: Pak Tong Cheuk

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841502250

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 266

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The rise of 'New Wave' cinema in 1970s Hong Kong has had a significant cultural and economic impact on the film industry of China. Hong Kong New Wave Cinema presents a comprehensive picture of the films made in this vibrant era and the complexity of issues they tackle such as East-West conflict, colonial politics, the struggle of women in a modernizing Asian city and identity crisis, all portrayed in visually striking ways. Tong delves into the cinematic style and aesthetics of the New Wave directors, many of whom were graduates of Western universities, and applies auteur and genre theory to the group's work. As well as penetrating the narrative content, structure and the mise-en-scene of specific films through theoretical analysis, the book explores the development of TV and film industries in Hong Kong during the 1960s and 1970s, the elevated quality of cinema during this period and the entry of Hong Kong filmmakers, such as Tsui Hark and Ann Hui, into the mainstream and Hollywood in the 1990s. Hong Kong New Wave Cinema maps the birth and eventual decline of celebrated 'New Wave' in a fascinating and thorough manner. Tong relates the movement to a wider historical context of the developing society and culture of Hong Kong at that time. His study of the celebrated golden age of Hong Kong film contextualises 'New Wave' and describes its wide-reaching effects upon contemporary cinema in Hong Kong, the greater China region and far beyond.
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Hong Kong Film Hollywood and New Global Cinema

Hong Kong Film  Hollywood and New Global Cinema

In the culturalrealm, around1980 theHongKong New Wave– alsoknown asthe New Hong Kong Cinema – rolled into sight, of which Tsui is a major progenitor. In hisbook Hong Kong:Culture andPolitics of Disappearance (1997)Ackbar Abbasobserves ...

Author: Gina Marchetti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134179169

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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In recent years, with the establishment of the Hong Kong Film Archive and growing scholarly interest in the history of Hong Kong cinema, previously neglected historical documents and difficult-to-access films have offered new research materials. As Hong Kong film history comes into sharper focus, its inextricable links across the decades to Southeast Asia, Korea, Japan, the United States, and to the far reaches of the Chinese diaspora have also become more evident. Hong Kong’s connection with Hollywood involves ties that bring together art cinema and popular genres as well as film festivals and the media marketplace with popular transnational genres. Giving fresh and facsinating insights into the vibrant area of Hong Kong, this exciting new book links Hong Kong with world film culture both within and beyond the commercial Hollywood paradigm. It emphasizes Hong Kong film in relation to other cinema industries, including Hollywood, and demonstrates that Hong Kong film, throughout its history, has challenged, redefined, expanded, and exceeded its borders.
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The Cinema of Hong Kong

The Cinema of Hong Kong

Esther Yau , “ Survival and the Post - Colonial Dilemma , ” a paper presented at The Society for Cinema Studies Conference , New Orleans , February 13 , 1993 . 11. Ackbar Abbas , " The New Hong Kong Cinema and the Déjà Disparu ...

Author: Poshek Fu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521776023

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 333

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This volume examines Hong Kong cinema in transnational, historical, and artistic contexts.
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A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema

A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema

arts films), studios (Shaw Brothers), periods (pre- and post-1997 cinema), or single films (the New Hong Kong Cinema series from Hong Kong University Press). This volume moves in another direction by taking up the major theoretical ...

Author: Esther M. K. Cheung

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118883518

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema provides the firstcomprehensive scholarly exploration of this unique global cinema.By embracing the interdisciplinary approach of contemporary filmand cultural studies, this collection navigates theoretical debateswhile charting a new course for future research in Hong Kongfilm. Examines Hong Kong cinema within an interdisciplinary context,drawing connections between media, gender, and Asian studies,Asian regional studies, Chinese language and cultural studies,global studies, and critical theory Highlights the often contentious debates that shape currentthinking about film as a medium and its possible future Investigates how changing research on gender, the body, andsexual orientation alter the ways in which we analyze sexualdifference in Hong Kong cinema Charts how developments in theories of colonialism,postcolonialism, globalization, neoliberalism, Orientalism,and nationalism transform our understanding of the economics andpolitics of the Hong Kong film industry Explores how the concepts of diaspora, nostalgia, exile, andtrauma offer opportunities to rethink accepted ways ofunderstanding Hong Kong’s popular cinematic genres andstars
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Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema

thermore, book-length studies of individual films are beginning to appear. A New Hong Kong Cinema Series began in 2003, published by Hong Kong University Press and providing in-depth analysis of individual contemporary Hong Kong films.

Author: Lisa Odham Stokes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538120620

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 652

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Hong Kong cinema began attracting international attention in the 1980s. By the early 1990s, Hong Kong had become "Hollywood East" as its film industry rose to first in the world in per capita production, was ranked second to the United States in the number of films it exported, and stood third in the world in the number of films produced per year behind the United States and India. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on directors, producers, writers, actors, films, film companies, genres, and terminology. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hong Kong cinema.
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Citizenship Identity and Social Movements in the New Hong Kong

Citizenship  Identity and Social Movements in the New Hong Kong

With a large scale of production and advanced technology, they once dominated Hong Kong's film market and outperformed Cantonese language movies that were typically about traditional moral lessons. But the 80s “Hong Kong New Wave” and ...

Author: Wai-man Lam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351802253

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Hong Kong’s ‘Umbrella Revolution’ has been widely regarded as a watershed moment in the polity’s post-1997 history. While public protest has long been a routine part of Hong Kong’s political culture, the preparedness of large numbers of citizens to participate in civil disobedience represented a new moment for Hong Kong society, reflecting both a very high level of politicisation and a deteriorating relationship with Beijing. The transformative processes underpinning the dramatic events of autumn 2014 have a wide relevance to scholarly debates on Hong Kong, China and the changing contours of world politics today. This book provides an accessible entry point into the political and social cleavages that underpinned, and were expressed through, the Umbrella Movement. A key focus is the societal context and issues that have led to growth in a Hong Kong identity and how this became highly politically charged during the Umbrella Movement. It is widely recognised that political and ethnic identity has become a key cleavage in Hong Kong society. But there is little agreement amongst citizens about what it means to ‘be Hong Konger’ today or whether this identity is compatible or conflicting with ‘being Chinese’. The book locates these identity cleavages within their historical context and uses a range of theories to understand these processes, including theories of nationalism, social identity, ethnic conflict, nativism and cosmopolitanism. This theoretical plurality allows the reader to see the new localism in its full diversity and complexity and to reflect on the evolving nature of Hong Kong’s relationship with Mainland China.
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Hong Kong Cinema and the 1997 Return of the Colony to Mainland China The Tensions and the Consequences

Hong Kong Cinema and the 1997 Return of the Colony to Mainland China  The Tensions and the Consequences

Thus, it leads old actors practice makes perfect, whereas the new generation actors are generally low in skill. Another reason leads Hong Kong film industry declined is due to a considerable number of fake filmmakers and businessman ...

Author: Mengyang Cui

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581123814

Category: Performing Arts

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In this paper, I aimed to explore deeply the Hong Kong 1997 handover theme films by comparison and summary in order to discover the history and cultural meaning of this incident from a human perspective. 1997 is a turning point for Hong Kong people, society and the film industry. The city confronted a historical turning point under an experimental one country, two systems convention without precedent in history. This led many Hong Kong people to lose confidence about their future. In addition, this historical incident brought a series of social issues to Hong Kong people, such as confusion about their identity and uncertainty about the future. Therefore I chose four films from two directors with different viewpoints reveal Hong Kong society and people s life and spirit. Those films are Peter Chan s Comrades, Almost a Love Story (1996), Golden Chicken (2000), and Fruit Chan s Made in Hong Kong (1997), The Longest Summer (1997). Also, I will give a brief introduction about the aspects of the past of Hong Kong politically (colonial rule), economically and with respect of Hong Kong identity to understand its cinema and the possible effects of the 1997 handover.
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Hong Kong Cinema

Hong Kong Cinema

films , but in 1943 , at the height of her popularity , she quit the business and married a Hong Kong doctor . In 1952 she briefly emerged from retirement to make two films for her friend S. K. Chang to help him establish his new Hong ...

Author: Law Kar

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810849860

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 377

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This cross cultural study of Hong Kong cinema looks at Eastern and Western influences upon the medium and examines its development compared to film industries of mainland China and Southeast Asia. The book spans the 20th century, focusing on a number of key elements, including the changing image of women and the rise of the martial arts film.
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