Yuen Woo Ping's WING CHUN (Google eBook)
Yuen Woo Ping's kung fu comedy based on the legendary female character Wing Chun is a landmark of action choreography and heroic womanhood in Chinese cinema. This book explores Wing Chun's narrative representation of femininity and the martial arts genre, its history, traditions and cultural influences. While studio-made Hong Kong genre cinema has stressed action over narrative, Wing Chun offers a more egalitarian gender imaginary rooted in Daoist and Buddhist thought. The book provides new insights on the non-linear cinematic storytelling of the film. This is the first in-depth study of the work of Yuen Woo Ping, the well-known Hong Kong film director and action choreographer who achieved international recognition as an action choreographer of films such as The Matrix; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
action choreographer art of countering art of empowering authority bandits Beijing opera body without organs Buddhist character-image Charmy Cheng China Chinese cinematic storytelling Corey Yuen countering territorial regimes cultural imaginary Deleuze and Guattari deterritorializing Drunken Master duel example fabula father female subjectivity fictional world fighter fighting filmic narrative filmic universe Flying Monkey Fong gender genre hero Hong Kong cinema Hong Kong films imaginary solutions Iron Monkey Jackie Chan Junbao King Hu kung fu comedy kung fu master Lacan Lau Kar Leung legal sensibility legendary Lianzhu's main female character male masculine Michelle Yeoh microfemininity narration Ng Mui Ping played re-framing role Royal Eunuch Sammo Hung Sample Scene sense of empowerment shot Siu Lin skills specific speed and slowness story structures of meaning symbolic Taoist traditional Tsui Hark Wing Chun Wing Chun's subjectivity woman women of action women warriors Wong Fei Hung Yuen Woo Ping's Yuen's films