Introduction: The City’s Edge

James Tweedie and Yomi Braester

in Cinema at the City's Edge

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099845
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206731 | DOI:

Series: TransAsia: Screen Cultures

Introduction: The City’s Edge

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This book is about city films, a genre of sorts that involves a reconsideration of both urban environment and cinema. It proposes several redefinitions of the terms “cinema” and the “city” while focusing on the relationship between the media and the increasingly urbanized life throughout East Asia. It traces the developments in the urban cinema of East Asia and is concerned with not only film per se, but also with experimental documentaries, avant-garde videos, anime, and other emerging media or genres.

Keywords: city films; urban environment; cinema; city; East Asia; documentaries; avant-garde videos; anime

Chapter.  8141 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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