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 by David Bordwell

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Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author. Ironically, Bordwell’s decision to join the growing throng of authors with books on Hong Kong film comes at a time when the handover of the former British colony to the China, coupled with the economic shakeouts in East Asia, may well have doomed the island’s film industry. Third edition, New York: Sunday March 4, National cinemas: Trivia About Planet Hong Kong I wish instead of pages on kohg entire cinema of HK, he had gone with separate volumes on the large swathes of HK cycles, such as an entire book on the Shaw Bros or an entire book on “heroic bloodshed” but then again, maybe Bordwell’s concise and focused style is better suited ;lanet.

Again, though, things were changing. The business relies on artistic traditions, and those traditions in turn are born from and shaped by industrial factors—not just constraints but also enabling opportunities. The first and founding layer of Planet Hong Kong is favid effort to convey the sheer pleasure offered by this filmmaking tradition.

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The text would be searchable. Hong Kong Film Award winners, An Introduction Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author.

The success of slick, restrained items like Infernal Affairs and Initial D may signal that most films will lack the galvanic unpredictability of the old days. Thanks to everyone who has purchased a copy, digital or analog.


Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

The text has been corrected, of course, and patches have been recast for greater clarity. Textbook written in collaboration with Kristin Thompson and Jeff Smith. New Zealand National cinemas: Cut to a long kohg of Mrs. Producers were eager to partner with what was likely the fastest-growing film market in history.

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 He simply does it–shot by shot analysis, narratology, diegetic time-space analysis, blah, blah, blah-allowing the reader to deal nordwell the work on whatever level best suits him.

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He has won a University Distinguished Teaching Award and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Copenhagen.