Hong Kong Cinema: A Cross-cultural View (Google eBook)

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Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 2004 - Performing Arts - 377 pages
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Focusing on the impact of individual personalities, Kar (a programmer for the Hong Kong Film Archive) and Bren (a scholar of Chinese modern history and drama) introduce readers to Hong Kong's contribution to world cinema across the 20th century. In particular they explore the period from the beginning of cinema itself in the 1890s to roughly the 19
  

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Contents

Beyond the Peep Show Movies Come to China
3
Ben Brodskys China
29
The Pioneers
47
From America with Love Making This Colony the Hollywood of China
67
The Esther Eng Story
91
North Meets South
107
Interflows between Hong Kong Shanghai and Guangzhou
109
Wartime Mobilization
129
The Majors Groom the New Breed
259
Wild Wicked and Sexy
267
East versus West
279
The Modern Age
281
Finale
289
Early Film Exhibition in Hong Kong and China
297
Some Early Hong Kong Film Venues
305
An Incomplete List of Early Film Production in Hong Kong and Mainland China 18961908
307

Postwar and Postliberation Transitions
143
Into the Turbulent Sixties
161
Border Crossings
181
Local versus Foreign The Mainland and Overseas
183
Expansion in NanyangShaw Brothers versus Cathay
191
Early Links with Asia Pacific
201
Further Foreign Collaborations
219
Female Images
229
SongstressProstitute
231
Good WifeHeroic Mother
239
Sweet Birds of Youth
249
Full Text of the Account of an Early Film Show in Qi Garden Published in Youxi Bao on September 5 1897
313
Benjamin Brodsky Filmography
315
Hong Kong Release Years of CaliforniaBased Grandviews Feature Film Productions of 19411949
317
Film Production in Hong Kong 19571970
319
Notes on Terms and Names
321
Selected Bibliography
325
Film Index
337
General Index
347
Personal Names Index
363
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\Law Kar is a programmer for the Hong Kong Film Archive. He has been a film critic, editor, and writer for stage, film, and television. Frank Bren is the author of a history of Polish cinema as well as various studies of Chinese modern history and drama for several international publications.

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