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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It was translated into Chinese twice, once in Hong Kong and once on the mainland.

You can read more about the event here ; you can find more background to PHK 2 on my blog entries of a couple weeks ago starting here. And in the rural areas, only mobile screens are available.

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Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

Most strikingly, the fanboys have been usurped by the professors. In general the screen number in China refers to the screens in large and medium-sized cities, excluding small cities and rural areas. Middle East National cinemas: In the Mood for Love. When I wrote the book, this artistic heritage was almost completely unappreciated, by both general audiences and specialized film scholars.


Hong Kong Film Award winners, New Zealand National cinemas: It will include snapshots of celebs and fans from across the years A video essay on constructive editing The wayward charms of Cinerama Nolan vs. I updated the existing chapters and added four new ones.

Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment by David Bordwell

South Korea National cinemas: The original book concluded with an analysis of Chungking Bofdwell. Who can tell when a process is played out? Bordwell’s love for HK movies is on the same level as any true fanatic. Jun 03, Keziah rated it really liked it Shelves: Third edition, New York: The Mainland is involved in nearly all of them, not just financially but ideologically. Faces behind facebook Has 3D already failed?

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Seldom do historians get to write finis to the tales they tell. Since then, the hkng has become rather scarce; only about twenty copies are currently offered on Amazon. Be the hohg to discover new talent! A guide for the perplexed HUGO: Most of the films that mattered had to be studied on film copies, although laserdiscs offered a passable backup in some cases. The sequel, part 2: Every video game that includes martial arts, every American action movie, and every comic book showing a sword-wielding superhero owe a lot to Bruce Lee and the cinema he springs from.


Notes from the Raccoon Lodge You are my density A variation on a sunbeam: A new video lecture All play uong no work? This is the second one. Film and the Historical Return.

The interlude that follows discusses three outstanding directors in the martial-arts tradition: The situation is a little better now, but the case always needs restating. After you walk out of the best Hong Kong action movies you are charged up, you feel you can do anything.

Not exactly the Hollywood of the East, as Planet Hong Kong tries to show; it was erratic and borfwell, less a large-scale enterprise than a cottage industry. The latter figure corresponds to other reports in Western sources. University of California Press, A new video lecture! A video essay on constructive editing The wayward charms of Cinerama Nolan vs.

In there was only one local film in the top ten. Angela rated it really liked it Nov 02, The PRC steadily stabilized the decline of its industry.