Hong Kong New Wave Cinema (1978-2000) by Pak Tong Cheuk
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Hong Kong New Wave Cinema (1978-2000)
By Pak Tong Cheuk

Hong Kong New Wave Cinema (1978-2000)


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Hong Kong New Wave Cinema (1978-2000) by Pak Tong Cheuk

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The rise of 'New Wave' cinema in 1970s Hong Kong has had a significant cultural and economic impact on the film industry of China. "Hong Kong New Wave Cinema" (1978-2000) presents a comprehensive picture of the films made in this vibrant era and the complexity of issues they tackle such as East-West conflict, colonial politics, the struggle of women in a modernizing Asian city and identity crisis, all portrayed in visually striking ways.Tong delves into the cinematic style and aesthetics of the New Wave directors, many of whom were graduates of Western universities, and applies auteur and genre theory to the group's work. The book explores the development of TV and film industries in Hong Kong during the 1960s and 1970s, the elevated quality of cinema during this period and the entry of Hong Kong filmmakers, such as Tsui Hark and Ann Hui, into the mainstream and Hollywood in the 1990s."Hong Kong New Wave Cinema" maps the birth and eventual decline of celebrated 'New Wave' in a fascinating and thorough manner. Tong relates the movement to a wider historical context of the developing society and culture of Hong Kong at that time. It includes comprehensive coverage of the Hong Kong New Wave. It offers in depth treatment of important and influential films. It presents relation of films to the historical context of the development of Hong Kong during the period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841501482
ISBN-10: 1841501484
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 174mm x 14mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Intellect Books
Publisher: Intellect Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Pak Tong Cheuk

Cheuk Pak Tong is associate professor in the department of film and television at Hong Kong Baptist University.

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