Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

Historical Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema (Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts)

Lisa Odham Stokes


regardless of the being shutdown through international wars, having its martial arts motion pictures dismissively classified as 'chopsocky,' and working on shoestring budgets, the movies of Hong Kong were praised and imitated worldwide. 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 massive cinema of Hong Kong has consistently reinvented itself. Stars akin to 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 during the global. And the effect of administrators like Ang Lee, Tsui Hark, Wong Kar-wai, and John Woo will be obvious approximately all over the place in Hollywood. The ancient Dictionary of Hong Kong Cinema offers crucial proof and descriptive assessment relating Hong Kong filmmaking and its filmmaking group. this can be entire by using a chronology, an inventory of acronyms and abbreviations, an introductory essay, illustrations of people and picture stills, a bibliography, and thousands of cross-referenced dictionary entries on administrators, manufacturers, writers, actors, motion pictures, movie businesses, genres, and terminology. Having perused this, readers won't simply comprehend significantly extra a few fairly striking position, they are going to have a nearly palpable feeling for the way it really works.

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