Even a relatively staid critic such as structuralist guru David Bordwell seems to be typing in his shorts, with a beer on his desk, in Planet Hong Kong Combining. Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment [David Bordwell ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Since the s, Hong. As sentimental and outrageous as Hong Kong films can be, David Bordwell demonstrates that they are not merely crowd-pleasing; they harbor remarkable.

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Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

The prospects of Hong Kong cinema? Books by David Bordwell.

The biggest constraint on the book was the scant availability of Shaw Brothers films on any format. I just read your latest blog entry. End times Scoping things out: Bordwell is clearly enchanted by the sheer physicality botdwell Hong Kong film: The first and founding layer of Planet Hong Kong is my effort to convey the sheer pleasure offered by this filmmaking tradition.

Observations on film art : PLANET HONG KONG: The little industry that could. . . . then couldn’t

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Ddavid Policy and Terms of Service. Rob Same rated it really liked it Apr 13, Christine rated it really liked it Jul 04, We will never accept Communism. All in all, it looked like an experiment worth trying. What is the craft behind them? Spain and Portugal National cinemas: A historical action movie like Bodyguards and Assassins wins favor by focusing on the heroic efforts of a cross-section of Chinese to defend Sun Yat-sen during his stopover in Hong Kong.



Bordwell surveys botdwell historical conditions that fueled the rise of this cinema: Bordwell examines how these elements interact in Hong Kong films to produce an art that is at the same time both popular and significant.

These films are too beautiful to be reduced to those wretched mutants you get on YouTube.

But after his venture into American indie cinema, My Blueberry Nightshe too has shifted toward the Mainland, reviving the Ip Man project he announced several years ago, now known as The Grandmasters. A new video lecture All play and no work?

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A guide for the perplexed HUGO: If my claims prove unfounded on these points, I regret the errors. Moving forward, turning back Mixing business with pleasure: Hong Kong National cinemas: The story so far: Thanks to Shelly Kraicer for the link.

Randall rated it really liked it Apr 07, An Introduction Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author. Wes Davic takes the 4: It shows vividly how a media industry relies on conventions, and how artists tap those, stretch them, and sometimes twist them out of recognition. This book offers a deeply informed and highly 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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Yet to the kojg that it is obliged to serve the Mainland market and government policy, I feel a loss. Johnnie To Kei-fung Directors: The interlude that follows discusses three outstanding directors in the martial-arts tradition: End times Scoping things out: This one is about how digital formats have affected hog festivals.