Asian Cinemas A Reader and Guide

ISBN-10: 0824830857

ISBN-13: 9780824830854

Edition: 2006

Authors: Dimitris Eleftheriotis, Gary Needham

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The West's current fascination with Asian cinema must be viewed in the context of a complex and often problematic relationship between Western scholars, students, viewers, and Asian films. This book examines a number of detailed case studies (such as the films of Ozu, Hong Kong and Turkish cinema, Hindi melodramas, Godzilla films, and Fifth Generation Chinese cinema) and uses them to investigate the limitations of Anglo-U.S. theoretical models and critical paradigms.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 3/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Approaching Asian Cinemas
Orientalism and Japanese Cinema
Japanese cinema and orientalismp. 8
A filmmaker for all seasonsp. 17
The difficulty of being radical: the discipline of film studies and the postcolonial world orderp. 27
Godzilla and the Japanese nightmare: when Them! is U.S.p. 41
Monster island: Godzilla and Japanese sci-fi/horror/fantasyp. 56
Colonial Encounters, Post-colonial Criticism and Hong Kong Cinema
The post-colonial Hong Kong cinemap. 62
The new Hong Kong cinema and the deja disparup. 72
Kung Fu: negotiating nationalism and modernityp. 100
Under 'Western eyes': the personal odyssey of Huang Fei-Hong in Once upon a Time in Chinap. 126
Cross-Cultural Criticism and Chinese Cinema
Cross-cultural criticism and Chinese cinemap. 148
Problematizing cross-cultural analysis: the case of women in the recent Chinese cinemap. 156
Seeing modern China: toward a theory of ethnic spectatorshipp. 168
Yellow Earth: Western analysis and a non-Western textp. 200
Frameworks of Study
National Cinema: The Case of Turkey
Turkish national cinemap. 220
Narratives of resistance: national identity and ambivalence in the Turkish melodrama between 1965 and 1975p. 229
Translating modernity: remakes in Turkish cinemap. 242
Mute bodies, disembodied voices: notes on sound in Turkish popular cinemap. 255
Genre Criticism and Popular Indian Cinema
Genre criticism and popular Indian cinemap. 272
Indian cinema: pleasures and popularityp. 280
Addressing the spectator of a 'third world' national cinema: the Bombay 'social' film of the 1940s and 1950sp. 295
'Hum Aapke Hain Koun?' - cinephilia and Indian filmsp. 317
Shifting pitch: The Bollywood song sequence in the Anglo-American marketp. 346
Questions of Authorship and Taiwanese Cinema
Film authorship and Taiwanese cinemap. 359
Ozu and the colonial encounter in Hou Hsiao-Hsienp. 369
Tokyo love story and NY bagels: East-West cultural encounter in Edward Yang's Taipei Storyp. 384
The transnational cinema of Ang Leep. 393
Stardom: The Case of Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee: stardom and identityp. 405
Bruce Lee: narcissus and the little dragonp. 414
Han's Island revisited: Enter the Dragon as transnational cult filmp. 426
Fists of fury: discourses of race and masculinity in the martial arts cinemap. 437
Bibliographyp. 457
Index of films/TV programmesp. 465
Index of key termsp. 470
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