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Taiwan Film Directors chapter 1 Taiwan Film Directors , meaning Taiwan Film Directors , genre Taiwan Film Directors , book cover Taiwan Film Directors , flies Taiwan Film Directors , Taiwan Film Directors 169c5ca0515ad Focusing On The Work Of Four Contemporary Filmmakers Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao Hsien, And Tsai Ming Liang The Authors Explore How These Filmmakers Broke From Tradition, Creating A Cinema That Is Both Personal And Insistent On Examining Taiwan S Complex History Featuring Stills, Anecdotes, And Close Readings Of Films, The Authors Consider The Influence Of Hong Kong And Martial Arts Films, Directors Experiments With Autobiography, The Shifting Fortunes Of The Taiwanese Film Industry, And Taiwan Cinema In The Context Of International Cinema S Aesthetics And Business Practices


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  1. says:

    Taiwan Film Directors A Treasure Island 2005 by Emile Yueh Yu Yeh and Darrell William Davis is a good overview of the Taiwanese New Wave film movement The authors acknowledge in the introduction that it is not an exhaustive study by a collection of essays that illuminates the main players in the movement It reads mostly like a book for general readers, although, it sometimes veers into the theoretical when discussing Frederick Jameson s essay on Taiwanese cinema or when discussing camp in Taiwan Film Directors A Treasure Island 2005 by Emile Yueh Yu Yeh and Darrell William Davis is a good overview of the Taiwanese New Wave film movement The authors acknowledge in the introduction that it is not an exhaustive study by a collection of essays that illuminates the main players in the movement It reads mostly like a book for general readers, although, it sometimes veers into the theoretical when discussing Frederick Jameson s essay on Taiwanese cinema or when discussing camp in the films of Tsai Ming liang There is an Introduction six chapters and and a Postscript The six chapters are 1 Parallel Cinemas Postwar History and Major Directors, 2 Challenges and Controversies of the Taiwan New Cinema, 3 navigating the House of Yang, 4 Trisecting Taiwan Cinema with Hou Hsieo hsien, 5 Confucianizing Hollywood Films of Ang Lee, and 6 Camping Out with Tsai Ming liang All in all, and interesting and enlightening look at Taiwanese New Wave I suppose an updated volume that tracks what these directors have done to date would be nice to see in the future, but somehow I suspect that time has passed for such a project


  2. says:

    A good tackling of the three best Taiwanese film directors Hou Hsiao hsien, Tsai Ming liang, and Edward Yang and Ang Lee That the chapter on Lee is by far the weakest clearly speaksabout his overrated status as a filmmaker than it does about the authors skills.


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