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Hollywood East: Hong Kong Movies and the People Who Made Them
The visually striking, lightning-fast action movies of Hong Kong used to be a favorite only of cult film enthusiasts -- these days, however, stars such as Sammo Hung, Jet Li, and Jackie Chan are household names. This book offers an inside look at the explosive Hong Kong film industry, its skyrocketing popularity, and its sometimes controversial relationship with Hollywood.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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The is Stefan Hammond's follow-up four years later to his co-written with Mike Wilkins "Sex and Zen & A Bullet in the Head." While that book is dated and has an overuse of plot description and spoilers this one is an improvement in content and has previously eschewed scholastic concepts like he mentions in the Introduction about the chapters on John Woo and Jackie Chan: "... providing more analysis and insight" though it still focuses mostly on films from the 1990s. While scholarly analysis ...more