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City of Youth, Ocean of Death: Taiyō zoku on the Edge of an Island

Yiman Wang

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0005

Series: TransAsia: Screen Cultures

City of Youth, Ocean of Death: Taiyō zoku on the Edge of an Island

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This chapter examines the implications of the notion of “Generic City” through the lens of urban youth films from postwar Japan and Hong Kong. It studies the ideological register of urban spatiality at the interwoven global and local levels based on two films: the Japanese Taiy ōzoku film Crazed Fruit (1956), based on Ishihara Shintar ō's fiction of the same title, and its Hong Kong remake Summer Heat in 1968.

Keywords: Generic City; urban youth films; Japan; Hong Kong; urban spatiality; Crazed Fruit; Ishihara Shintaro; Summer Heat

Chapter.  8554 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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