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Hong Kong Screenscapes

Esther M. K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti and See-Kam Tan

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028566
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206991 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.001.0001
Hong Kong Screenscapes

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Global connections and screen innovations converge in Hong Kong cinema. This volume focuses on the film clubs of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, as well as new waves since, that have both refreshed and ruptured Hong Kong screenscapes. Energized by transnational image and human flows from China and Asia, Hong Kong's commercial filmmakers and independent pioneers have actively challenged established genres and narrative conventions to create a cultural space independent of Hollywood. The circulation of Hong Kong films through art house and film festival circuits, as well as independent DVDs, galleries, and internet sites, reveals many differences within global cultural distributions, as well as distinctive tensions between experimental media artists and traditional screen architects, social participation, censorship, and flexible citizenship.

Keywords: Hong Kong; cinema; film; screenscapes; human flows; China; Asia; Hollywood

Book.  316 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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