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Introduction: Jia Zhangke, realism, impurity and memory

Cecília Mello

Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Jia Zhangke : Realism and Memory in Chinese Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... – better suited to address and respond to a new reality (Mello 2006). Such innovations are also quite often the fruit of a combination of technological advances, aesthetic originality and a political will.Jia Zhangke’s oeuvre shares...

I Wish I Knew’s cinephilic journeys (an afterword on intertextuality)

Cecília Mello

Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...I Wish I Knew, made in 2010, is the second film in Jia Zhangke’s career in which he ventures beyond mainland China. In 2007, he had shot in Paris with Ma Ke for Useless, although the city itself does not feature in the film. In I Wish I...

Pingyao’s city walls: On-location filming and the weight of history

Cecília Mello

Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...The interbreeding of cinema and architecture in Jia Zhangke’s cinema is intimately linked to the changes that China has been facing in the past three decades. If, on the one hand, this means a path towards disappearance, as seen in Chapter...

Painterly still lifes and photographic poses

Cecília Mello

Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...China today exports in six hours as much as it did in all of 1978. During the first half of the 2000s, it climbed from the seventh to the third place on the list of the world’s largest economies, and by the end of the decade it had...

Opera, wuxia and China’s imagined civilization

Cecília Mello

Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... in the making of a film. (Jia quoted in Mello 2014c: 345) It could thus be argued that A Touch of Sin is in fact concerned with one unified story. The introduction presents the disparity between the rich and the poor; the development elaborates...

The walls of China: Between ephemerality and permanence

Cecília Mello

Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Jia Zhangke : Realism and Memory in Chinese Film

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...Jia Zhangke’s first feature film, made in 1997, is titled after its main character, Xiao Wu, played by Wang Hongwei. It was shot in 16 mm in 21 days, entirely on location in Fenyang, Shanxi province. Xiao Wu is a charmingly gauche...

Pop music’s sonic memories

Cecília Mello

Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... a glimpse of a train.I would like to thank Lúcia Nagib for first calling my attention to this significant convergence. The recurrent trope of the train in both films unites India and China in their common experience of modernity (see Mello...

Garden heterotopias and the memory of space

Cecília Mello

Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...In her book Atlas of Emotion, Giuliana Bruno highlights cinema’s ability to set into motion an emotional journey through multiple spaces. Following Michel de Certeau’s premise that ‘every story is a travel story – a spatial practice’, she...

Landscape painting, Chinese philosophy and the aesthetic innovation of Still Life

Cecília Mello

Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema of Jia Zhangke : Realism and Memory in Chinese Film

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...Jia Zhangke’s highly acclaimed Still Life is set in a vanishing cityscape against the backdrop of one of China’s most famous landscapes, the three gorges of the Yangtze River. It shares aesthetic qualities with the tradition of landscape...

Revisão Crítica do Cinema Brasileiro/Critical Review of Brazilian Cinema

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Lúcia Nagib

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Lúcia Nagib is Professor of Film and Director of the Centre for Film Aesthetics and Cultures (CFAC) at the University of Reading. Her research has focused, among other subjects, on polycentric approaches to world cinema, new waves and new cinemas, cinematic realism and intermediality. She is the author of World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism (Continuum, 2011), Brazil on Screen: Cinema Novo, New Cinema, Utopia (I.B. Tauris, 2007), The Brazilian Film Revival: Interviews with 90 Filmmakers of the 90s (Editora 34, 2002), Born of the Ashes: The Auteur and the Individual in Oshima’s Films (Edusp, 1995), Around the Japanese Nouvelle Vague (Editora da Unicamp, 1993) and Werner Herzog: Film as Reality (Estação-Liberdade, 1991). She is the editor of Impure Cinema: Intermedial and Intercultural Approaches to Film (with Anne Jerslev, 2013), Theorizing World Cinema (with Chris Perriam and Rajinder Dudrah, I.B. Tauris, 2011), Realism and the Audiovisual Media (with Cecília Mello, Palgrave, 2009), The New Brazilian Cinema (I.B. Tauris, 2003), Master Mizoguchi (Navegar, 1990) and Ozu (Marco Zero, 1990). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cecília Mello

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Cecília Mello is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. She has written previously on Jia Zhangke in book chapters and articles, and she is the co-editor, with Lúcia Nagib, of Realism and the Audiovisual Media (2009; paperback 2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stephanie Dennison

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Charlotte Smith

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On Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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...Introduction Brazilian film culture is precarious and marginal: we have film clubs and two film archives, but we do not have a publication of either informational, critical or theoretical importance. When it comes to bibliography, apart...