Epilogue: Grassrooting Cinematic Practices

Esther M. K. Cheung

in Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099777
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206953 | DOI:
Epilogue: Grassrooting Cinematic Practices

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The generic characteristics and subversion in Made in Hong Kong present a film of timeliness, both as a critical response to commercial genre films and as a self-sufficient narrative film. Chan “grassroots” the world by way of his do-it-yourself model, although he is not always alienated from the industry and the mainstream. Grassrooting the space of flows, involves creating pressure from the grassroots, inserting personal meaning by social actors, and developing autonomous expression and purposive horizontal communities. Fruit Chan achieved this kind of grassrooting and inspired other filmmakers to follow suit.

Keywords: Made in Hong Kong; commercial genre; grassrooting; social actors; Fruit Chan

Chapter.  825 words. 

Subjects: Film

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