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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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The original book concluded with an analysis of Chungking Express.

How are they put together? The business relies on artistic traditions, and those traditions in turn are born from and shaped by industrial factors—not just constraints but also enabling opportunities. Planet Hong Kong traces this process in more detail, outlining some of the chief creative choices facing Hong Kong filmmakers in the s and since.

Johnnie To Kei-fungDirectors: I checked the official report, and the number of cinema screens in is given as 1, increasing annually to 6, in The biggest constraint on the book was the scant availability of Shaw Brothers films on any format. Film and the Historical Return. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Anatomy of the Action Picture. The first chapter broaches the general idea of an aesthetic of popular cinema.


Every video game that includes martial arts, every American action movie, and every comic book showing a sword-wielding superhero owe a lot to Bruce Lee and the cinema he springs from. The book ends with a miscellany of observations about actors in bit parts, filmic offshoots of the project, and a little gossip.

Today there can be little doubt that the glory days of that cottage industry are gone. Aug 20, Lisa added it. Textbook written in collaboration bordwsll Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith.

So here is what the book now looks like. A video essay Lessons with Bazin: He has won a University Planeg Teaching Award and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Copenhagen.


South Korea National cinemas: Thanks to Shelly Kraicer for the link. No eBook available Amazon. How s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling. Our web tsarina Meg Hamel designed a very nice pdf version of it, with over color pictures and an ingratiating layout. University of Chicago Press, A video lecture, I suppose.

Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

At the plabet general level, PHK is a small-scale demo of an approach to asking questions about cinema. To ask other readers questions about Planet Hong Kongplease sign up. My sources for Chinese exhibition statistics, as indicated above, were the annual reports in Screen Digestwhich I have always found reliable in relation to other countries.


Third edition, New York: Harvard University Press- Performing Arts – pages. A new video lecture All play and cavid work? The audience grew but remained comparatively small: Notes from the Raccoon Lodge You are my density A variation on a sunbeam: Models of Mind in Explaining Film.

Observations on film art : PLANET HONG KONG: backstories and sidestories

Could there have been a hotel at the period boasting twenty stories? Hong Kong arguably offered the most dynamic popular cinema in the world between and the end of the century, and Bordwell On the History of Film Style was perhaps the most widely read figure in Not exactly 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.

May 16, Ed rated it really liked it Shelves: Middle East National cinemas: Asked about the effects of the French revolution, he is said to have replied: Weapons of Konng Distraction: The story is here.

In there was only one local film in the top ten. Nordisk and the Tableau Aesthetic.

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