The Pan-Asian Outlook of <i>The Eye</i>

Adam Knee

in Horror to the Extreme

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099722
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207028 | DOI:
The Pan-Asian Outlook of The Eye

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This chapter examines The Eye (Gin Gwai 2002), as a material and metaphoric representation of pan-Asian cultural flows. It traces “pan-Asian-ness” in the film and looks at how it is intertextualized with other national cinemas and the film's sequel, The Eye 2 (2004). It also emphasizes that the film's central theme—the confusion over identity—is reflected in the popularity of such cross-cultural themes throughout Asian horror cinema.

Keywords: The Eye; pan-Asian-ness; The Eye 2; identity; cross-cultural themes; Asian horror

Chapter.  7404 words. 

Subjects: Film

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