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East Asian Cinemas: Exploring Transnational Connections on Film
East Asian cinema is among the most exciting and influential in the world. The popularity of Chinese martial arts films, Japanese horror, and new Korean cinema has attracted popular and critical attention on a global scale, with films from the region circulating as arthouse, cult, blockbuster and "extreme" cinema, or as Hollywood remakes. This book explores developments in ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 15th 2008 by I. B. Tauris
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A collection of essays about the east Asian film industry. There is a lot of talk of influences back and forth between the Asian countries 'national' film industries and between them and the Hollywood machine, which is interesting, but ultimately depressing as it suggests that the individual character of the nations (if indeed if it ever really existed in film) will be subsumed into a single collection of narratives continuously reborn and re-imagined, with culturally complications airbrushed ou ...more