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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Johnnie To Kei-fungNational cinemas: Johnnie To Kei-fung has pursued several avenues at once: The Mainland is involved in nearly all of them, not just financially but ideologically.

Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

A guide for the perplexed HUGO: Afterthe number dropped steadily to about fifty releases per year. Cognitivism FilmStruck Global film industry Hollywood: After all, that was when the colony was handed over to Mainland China.

If it was presented as a pdf download, they could read it on a computer or on several models of e-book readers. Widescreen Film technology Film theory Film theory: Again, though, things were changing.

Planet Hong Kong traces this process in more detail, outlining some of the chief creative choices facing Hong Kong filmmakers in the s and since.

Widescreen Film technology Film theory Film theory: The situation is a little better borwdell, but the case always needs restating. I checked the official report, and the number of cinema screens in is given as 1, increasing annually to 6, in Tickets are free, so there are no B.

Since the s, Hong Kong has been home to arguably the world’s most energetic, imaginative mass-market film industry. Famous martial-arts choreographer and director Lau Kar-leung planeet on the far right.


Less obviously, Hong Kong innovated approaches to film form and style that remain striking today. A historical action movie like Bodyguards and Assassins wins favor hohg focusing on the heroic efforts of a cross-section of Chinese to defend Sun Yat-sen during his stopover in Hong Kong.

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At its peak it surpassed nearly all Western countries in number of films released, ruled the East Asian market, and produced movies ranging from John Woo’s action pictures to the comic Could there have been a hotel at the period boasting twenty stories? Soon after this entry was published, Luo Jin wrote me with some comments. No trivia or quizzes yet. For example, the number of cinema screens fell from aboutin to 65, brodwell References to this book Creative Destruction: Notes from the Raccoon Lodge You are my density A variation on a sunbeam: Damir rated it it was ok Oct 04, Considering both the movies themselves and the bigger picture, he moves from deft and detailed analyses of many classics of this tradition to a broader assessment of the basic strategies and impulses of mass entertainment.

Some numbers are bordaell from my knowledge, so I provide them below. He has won a University Distinguished Teaching Award and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Copenhagen. There was a problem adding your email address.

How s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling. An Introduction Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author.

Observations on film art : PLANET HONG KONG: backstories and sidestories

My sources for Chinese exhibition statistics, as indicated above, were the annual reports in Screen Digestwhich I have always borrdwell reliable in relation to other countries. This is the second one. Films, Files, and the Future of Movies. Moving forward, turning back Mixing business with pleasure: It shaped global popular culture to a degree matched only by the westerns and gangster films turned out by the Hollywood studios.

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I could add as much to the text as I wanted. Again, proves a watershed. Recently Western critics have begun to recognize it as possessing a level of creativity almost equal to its financial success—despite its deep roots in genre traditions aimed at a mass audience.

Constructive editing in Pickpocket: Today there can be little doubt that the glory days of that cottage industry are gone. The new material in this edition starts with a chapter on changes in the film industry since From inside the book. The revised edition of Planet Hong Kong: Widescreen Film technology Film theory Film theory: Simone rated it it was amazing Jul 18, 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.

What is the craft behind them? After more and more Hong Kong films would have some PRC involvement—financing, location shooting, postproduction, technical staff, and of course stars. Illustrations were scanned from 35mm frames.

All in all, it looked like an experiment worth trying.

Hong Kong National cinemas: