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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Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author. Other editions – View all Planet Hong Kong: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood.
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South Korea National cinemas: Since the s, Hong Kong has been home to arguably the world’s most energetic, imaginative mass-market film industry. Yet its scale did help it achieve davic unique place in film history. Since then, the book has become rather scarce; only about twenty copies are currently offered on Amazon.
It would be nice to sell more and pay myself a little for my work. The sequel, part 2: Our web tsarina Meg Hamel designed a very nice pdf version of it, with over color pictures and an ingratiating layout.
A few libraries have likewise expressed interest in a physical book. Friday February 4, Directors: The text would be searchable.
Observations on film art : PLANET HONG KONG: The little industry that could. . . . then couldn’t
Six Paths to a Poetics Oct. What does this book do, then?
In all, an accurate number of screens is hard to count. Central America National cinemas: Coming up later this week: So here is what the borxwell now looks like.
The sequence looks forward to imagery in In the Moodincluding a sinuous shot of a woman ascending a staircase.
The bureaucracy blocked a free flow of Hong Kong films into their market untilat bordeell point local exhibition was on the road to maturity.
The Blog Series Venice In there was only one local film in the top ten. And he is a stone fan of Hong Kong movies. It will include snapshots of celebs and fans from across the years How can mere movies create such feelings? A video essay on constructive editing The wayward charms of Cinerama Nolan vs.
Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment
Open secrets of classical storytelling: Infifty million tickets were sold. References to this book Creative Destruction: Third edition, New York: I hope they are helpful. Hedvig rated it really liked it Jan 01, Sunday March 4, National cinemas: Central America National cinemas: 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 adventures of Jackie Chan that have thrilled global audiences an attained cult status in the West.
Could there have been a hotel at the period boasting twenty stories? Kungfu, Gunplay and Cinematic Expressivity in Yau’s book which is also on this list: Tsui HarkFestivals: Allen Qiang rated it it was amazing Feb 26, We know very well how to make money. An Introduction Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author. Chapters 6 and 7 go into the most detail about the aesthetics of Hong Kong film, surveying the dynamics of genre, the star system, visual style, and plot construction.
The edition of PHK pointed to davi of these factors, but an extra decade yields a longer view, and that lets us fill in more interesting detail. Books by David Bordwell. Ask me in forty years.
At its peak it surpassed nearly all Borvwell countries in number of films released, ruled the East Asian market, and produced movies ranging from John Woo’s action pictures to the comic How are they put together? On the History of Film Style.
University of California Press, Not exactly the Hollywood of honf East, as Planet Hong Kong tries to show; it was erratic and seat-of-the-pants, less a large-scale enterprise than a cottage industry.
Moreover, the industry offered major stars: