Hong Kong Cinema.
Law Kar & Frank Bren
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200
Lanham, MD 20706
0810849860 $60.00 1-800-462-6420
The collaborative effort of Hong Kong Film Archive programmer Law Kar and film and modern history scholar Frank Bren, Hong Kong Cinema: A Cross-cultural View, traces the history of Hong Kong's film arts from the "Western shadow plays" of the late 1890s, to the boom of the 1930s, to Hong Kong's title of the "Hollywood of China" that has eclipsed the moviemaking prominence of Shanghai since the 1940s, a preeminence that continues to this day. Hong Kong Cinema explores major developments in the Hong King film making industry, including the changing role of women and the influx of both Eastern and Western influences. A highly readible account, Hong Kong Cinema is as enjoyable for the non-specialized general reader as it is for those in the film industry looking to flesh out their knowledge of the Hong Kong film industry.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Article Type:||Book Review|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2004|
|Previous Article:||Open Wide: How Hollywood Box Office Became a National Obsession.|
|Next Article:||Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide.|