New PDF release: Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema (Historical

By Lisa Odham Stokes

ISBN-10: 0810855208

ISBN-13: 9780810855205

regardless of the being shutdown by means of international wars, having its martial arts motion pictures dismissively categorised as 'chopsocky,' and working on shoestring budgets, the flicks of Hong Kong were praised and imitated around the world. From its starting in 1909 with the silent brief Stealing the Roast Duck to the martial arts vintage input the Dragon (1973) to Peter Chan's probably Love (2005), a reinvention of chinese language musicals through Hollywood, the mammoth cinema of Hong Kong has constantly reinvented itself. Stars resembling Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li became loved ones names, and actors like Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Stephen Chiau, Michelle Yeoh, and Chow Yun-fat proceed to achieve status through the global. And the influence of administrators like Ang Lee, Tsui Hark, Wong Kar-wai, and John Woo should be visible approximately all over the place in Hollywood. The ancient Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema presents crucial evidence and descriptive overview bearing on Hong Kong filmmaking and its filmmaking group. this is often entire by utilizing a chronology, an inventory of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, illustrations of people and movie stills, a bibliography, and hundreds of thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on administrators, manufacturers, writers, actors, movies, movie businesses, genres, and terminology. Having perused this, readers won't merely comprehend significantly extra a few particularly notable position, they are going to have a virtually palpable feeling for the way it works.

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