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Action-Adventure

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

Book chapter

...The term ‘action-adventure’ is nowadays used mainly to describe what was perceived in the 1980s and 1990s to be a new and dominant trend in Hollywood’s output, a trend exemplified by the Alien films (1979; 1986; 1992; 1997); the Indiana...

Steampunked Kung Fu: Technologized Modernity in Stephen Fung’s Tai Chi Films

Exploiting East Asian Cinemas : Genre, Circulation, Reception

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction: Exploiting Kung Fu Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (臥虎藏龍, 2000) is one of those seminal works that have directed popular and critical attention to a cinematic genre, the wuxia pian (武俠片, Chinese martial arts film...

The Contemporary Wuxia Revival

The Chinese Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2011

Book chapter

...The release of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee, 2000) signalled an exciting return of the wuxia pian (Chinese swordplay film) to renewed global popularity. Affirming the now iconic status of Ang Lee’s film is the growing critical...

East Asian Benchmarks in Policy and Practice

Darrell William Davis

Senior Lecturer in Media and Film at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Associate Professor of Cinema and TV at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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East Asian Screen Industries

British Film Institute, 2008

Book chapter

...The 1990s were times of deregulation and policies designed to prise open markets. In the global film industry, this process is particularly clear. In the past, East Asian countries imposed quotas and tax barriers to keep out foreign...

The New Localism: Alternatives to Blockbuster Benchmarks

Darrell William Davis

Senior Lecturer in Media and Film at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Associate Professor of Cinema and TV at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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East Asian Screen Industries

British Film Institute, 2008

Book chapter

...Since 2000, two trends emerged in the screen industries of East Asia. One is a greater resilience, adopting Hollywood modes of production such as market research and script development, completion bonds and meticulous post-production...

Pan-Asian Cinema: Finance, Marketing, Distribution

Darrell William Davis

Senior Lecturer in Media and Film at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Associate Professor of Cinema and TV at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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East Asian Screen Industries

British Film Institute, 2008

Book chapter

...During Christmas 2005, a Hong Kong–China co-production, Perhaps Love, premiered in five Asian cities – Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur. Directed and co-produced by pan-Asian advocate Peter Chan Ho-sun, Perhaps Love...

Independents: ‘To the Rear of the Back End’

Tino Balio

Tino Balio is Emeritus Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.The 2001 recipient of the inaugural Academy Film Scholar Grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Balio has written widely on the historical development of Hollywoodand the American film industry. He is the author of a two-volume history of United Artists, Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930–1939 (1996), and The Foreign Film Renaissance on American Screens, 1946–1973 (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood in the New Millennium

British Film Institute, 2013

Book chapter

...The independent film market is headquartered in New York City and is run by numerous small distributors who typically acquire their pictures as pickups at film festivals. The term ‘independent’ has meant different things at different times...

Genre/Nation: Cultural Commerce and Signature Narratives

Darrell William Davis

Senior Lecturer in Media and Film at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh

Associate Professor of Cinema and TV at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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East Asian Screen Industries

British Film Institute, 2008

Book chapter

...In 2003 Walter Parkes, of DreamWorks and producer of The Ring, had this to say about contemporary Asian film:There is more access to Asian cinema now than probably at any other time in film history. It is in many ways becoming a world...