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Covering a period from 1909 to the "end of Hong Kong cinema" in the present day, this book features information about the films, the studios and the personalities that have shaped this kind of cinema. It includes studies of the films of King Hu, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan.
Paperback: 319 pages
Publisher: British Film Institute (September 26, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
Best book on the subject that I’ve read
5 people found this helpful.
on January 8, 2005
By Nicole N. Pellegrini
If you’re looking for true insight into the development of Hong Kong cinema, be sure to check out this informative yet entertaining work. While some other books on HK cinema are all flash and recommend the same few titles over and over, this book looks far beyond the surface. I found myself reaching to re-read sections over and over after viewing different films, wanting to refresh my memory on the stories behing their directors, stars, and genres as a whole.
no other book like this in english
20 people found this helpful.
on August 22, 1999
While there have been tons of books on HK cinema, they mostly touch on the popular movies, directors and stars. You hear of John Woo, Jackie Chan, Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam etc etc. But there are next to none, if any, on the history of HK cinema in English. This book is an essential read if one wants to know more about the political and cultural events that shaped HK cinema. Thankfully it isn’t only just essential and informative, it also manages to be enjoyable.
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