Even a relatively staid critic such as structuralist guru David Bordwell seems to be typing in his shorts, with a beer on his desk, in Planet Hong Kong Combining. Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment [David Bordwell ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Since the s, Hong. As sentimental and outrageous as Hong Kong films can be, David Bordwell demonstrates that they are not merely crowd-pleasing; they harbor remarkable.

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A New York critic who is borrwell easy to outrage made an interesting attempt to charge me with synergistic marketing. You can read more about the event here ; brodwell can find more background to PHK 2 on my blog entries of a couple davkd ago starting here. An earlier draft of this post claimed, erroneously, that the session would take place on jong March. Eleanor rated it really liked it May 16, And the e-edition remains available on this very site.

The next chapter considers how the artistic trends surveyed in the first edition have changed over the last ten years or so. The sequel, part 2: Re Discovering Charles Dekeukeleire. I had pretty good luck with selling the e-book online, having earned enough to pay the costs of designing it.

At its peak it surpassed nearly all Western countries in number of films released, ruled the East Asian market, and produced movies ranging from John Woo’s action pictures to the comic adventures of Jackie Chan that have thrilled global audiences and attained cult status in the West.


Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author. I write as an enthusiast for other enthusiasts, and for potential converts. South America National cinemas: Central America National cinemas: Thanks to everyone who has purchased a copy, digital or analog.

Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment

Textbook written with Kristin Thompson first-named author. Refresh and try again. The kohg has been corrected, of course, and patches have been recast for greater clarity.

planey Our web tsarina Meg Hamel designed a very nice pdf version of it, with over color pictures and an ingratiating layout. The prospects of Hong Kong cinema? On Saturday 19 February, at 2: Tony has more to tell than the BFI format can squeeze in. Soon after this entry was published, Luo Jin wrote me with some comments.


It shows vividly how a media industry relies on conventions, and how artists tap those, stretch them, and sometimes twist them out of recognition. When I wrote the book, this artistic heritage was almost completely unappreciated, by both general audiences and specialized film scholars. I hope to make it available on this site during the week of 20 December. New Zealand National cinemas: Other editions – View all Planet Hong Kong: Return to Book Page.

Observations on film art : PLANET HONG KONG: The little industry that could. . . . then couldn’t

Exploring a Griffith Biograph film Knog not forget to return your 3D glasses Capellani trionfante Cognitive scientists 1, screenplay gurus 0 Graphic dqvid ahead Molly wanted more Endurance: Considering both the movies themselves and the bigger picture, he moves from deft and detailed analyses of many classics of this tradition to a broader assessment of the basic strategies and impulses of mass entertainment.


Readers interested in fandom should find something intriguing in the story of how cultists around the world helped establish Hong Kong film as a cool thing in the early s. From inside the book.

Constructive editing in Pickpocket: Moving forward, turning back Mixing business with pleasure: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment. Christine rated it really liked it Bordwsll 04, Six Paths to a Poetics Oct. Reportedly the rural mobile screens numbered about 40, in Tyler Digital cinema Directors Erlingssohn Directors: A video lecture, I suppose.

It semi-privatized production, distribution, and exhibition. How s Filmmakers Changed Movie Storytelling.

Middle East National cinemas: Notes from the Raccoon Lodge You are my density A variation on a sunbeam: The biggest constraint on the book was davic scant availability of Shaw Brothers films on any format.

University of California Press, But from on, the percentage shrank drastically. Sorry for the lapse!