Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

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Harvard University Press, 2000 - Performing Arts - 329 pages
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Since the 1970s, Hong Kong has been home to arguably the world's most energetic, imaginative mass-market film industry. at its peak it surpassed nearly all western countries in number of films released, ruled th e east Asian market, and produced movies (ranging from John Woo's action pictures to the comic adventures of Jackie Chan) that have thrilled global audiences an attained cult status in the West. This book offers an informed and engaging look at how Hong Kong cinema has become one of the success stories of film history, and how it has influenced international film culture and the development of film as a medium.

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One of our most inventive film scholars, Bordwell (Film Studies/Univ. of Wisconsin) takes on one of the most overthetop cinemas. For 20 years, the Hong Kong film industry was one of the world's most ... Read full review

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Hong Kong arguably offered the most dynamic popular cinema in the world between 1970 and the end of the century, and Bordwell (On the History of Film Style) was perhaps the most widely read figure in ... Read full review

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