Asian Cinemas: A Reader And Guide

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Dimitris Eleftheriotis, Gary Needham
University of Hawaii Press, 2006 - Social Science - 473 pages
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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, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong and Turkish cinema, Hindi melodramas, Godzilla films, Taiwanese directors, and Fifth Generation Chinese cinema) and uses them to investigate the limitations of Anglo U.S. theoretical models and critical paradigms. By engaging readers with familiar areas of critical discourse (such as postcolonial criticism, national cinema, genre, authorship, and stardom) the book aims to introduce within such contexts the unfamiliar case studies that will be explored in depth and detail."
 

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Contents

Orientalism and Japanese Cinema
7
A filmmaker for all seasons
17
Colonial Encounters Postcolonial Criticism
61
CrossCultural Criticism and Chinese Cinema
147
toward a theory of ethnic
168
The Case of Turkey
219
national identity
229
remakes in Turkish cinema
242
Questions of Authorship and Taiwanese Cinema
358
The transnational cinema of Ang Lee
393
The Case of Bruce
405
narcissus and the little dragon
414
Enter the Dragon
426
discourses of race and masculinity in
437
Bibliography
457
Index of filmsTV programmes
465

Genre Criticism and Popular Indian Cinema
271
Hum Aapke Hain Koun? cinephilia and Indian films
317

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