Hong Kong Action Cinema

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Overlook Press, 1996 - Performing Arts - 191 pages
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"This book tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the high-octane world of Far Eastern film-making: from the balletic to the ballistic, from the grace of Bruce Lee to the bullet-ridden bloodletting of John Woo, from the comedy stunts of Jackie Chan to the action choreography of Ching Siu Tung, from versatile leading man Chow Yun Fat to fighting females Michelle Khan and Cynthia Rothrock, from prolific action director Samo Hung to Tsui Hark, dubbed the 'Steven Spielberg of Hong Kong'." "It is also a comprehensive guide to the history of Hong Kong cinema, tracing the background to this exciting film genre from filmed Chinese opera, through the work of the Shaw Brothers and Lau Kar Leung, to the mixture of fantasy and fast-moving action that typifies the present day style."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Brad - Goodreads

Nice overview of things when John Woo was white hot. Read full review

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User Review  - Bax - Goodreads

Good introduction to the genre. Broad and shallow rather than narrow and deep, but should have something for all but the most jaded HK junkie. Read full review

Contents

In the Beginning From Peking Opera to a Shaw Thing
9
Bruce Lee The Dragon Discovered
23
Lau Kar Leung The Undisputed Martial Arts King
45
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