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Companion to Wong Kar-Wai (Hardcover)
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With 25 essays that embrace a wide spectrum of topics and perspectives including intertextuality, transnationality, gender representation, repetition, the use of music, color, and sound, depiction of time and space in human affairs, and Wong’s highly original portrayal of violence, A Companion to Wong Kar-Wai is a singular examination of the prestigious filmmaker known around the world for the innovation, beauty, and passion he brings to filmmaking.
- Brings together the most cutting edge, in-depth, and interesting scholarship on arguably the greatest living Asian filmmaker, from a multinational group of established and rising film scholars and critics
- Covers a huge breadth of topics such as the tradition of the jianghu in Wong's films; queering Wong's films not in terms of gender but through the artist's liminality; the phenomenological Wong; Wong's intertextuality; America through Wong's eyes; the optics of intensities, thresholds, and transfers of energy in Wong's cinema; and the diasporic presence of some ladies from Shanghai in Wong's Hong Kong
- Examines the political, historical, and sociological influence of Wong and his work, and discusses his work from a variety of perspectives including modern, post-modern, postcolonial, and ****** theory
- Includes two appendices which examine Wong’s work in Hong Kong television and commercials
Number of Pages: 627
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism
Series Title: Wiley Blackwell Companions to Film Directors
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Street Date: January 26, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-9040
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