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Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

ISBN: 9780674002142
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: 2000-05-15
Number of pages: 352
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In Planet Hong Kong David Bordwell trains virtually every critical weapon in the cinema studies arsenal on a film industry that has, ironically, been marginalized by its own popular success. Film scholars will be grateful for its theoretical breadth and acuity; film fans will be happy with the graceful way Bordwell weaves into his chapters an extraordinary amount of telling anecdote; and filmmakers will be thrilled with his wonderfully revealing frame-by-frame analyses of Hong Kong cinema's most exemplary moments.

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