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Author Bordwell, David.

Title Planet Hong Kong : popular cinema and the art of entertainment / David Bordwell
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2000


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 MELB  791.43 Bor/Phk  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 329 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents 1. All too Extravagant, too Gratuitously Wild -- Hong Kong and/as/or Hollywood -- 2. Local Heroes -- Two Dragons: Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan -- 3. The Chinese Connections -- 4. Once upon a Time in the West -- Enough to Make Strong Men Weep: John Woo -- 5. Made in Hong Kong -- A Chinese Feast: Tsui Hark -- 6. Formula, Form, and Norm -- Whatever you Want: Wong Jing -- 7. Plots, Slack and Stretched -- 8. Motion Emotion: The Art of the Action Movie -- Three Martial Masters: Zhang Che, Lau Kar-Leung, King Hu -- 9. Avant-Pop Cinema -- Romance on your Menu: Chungking Express
Summary This definitive study of Hong Kong cinema examines the work of directors such as Tsui Hark, John Woo, Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, King Hu, and Wong Kar Wai
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-319) and index
Subject Action and adventure films -- China -- Hong Kong.
Motion pictures -- China -- Hong Kong -- History.
Genre/Form History.
LC no. 99047938
ISBN 067400213X alkaline paper
0674002148 paperback alkaline paper