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Acting Real: Cinema, Stage, and the Modernity of Performance in Chinese Silent Film  

Jason McGrath

Print publication date:
Apr 2013
Online publication date:
Oct 2013
Subject:
Literature, Film
This chapter examines the critical discourse on acting in early Chinese cinema, and particularly the ways in which the contrast of film acting with stage acting exemplified broader ... More

Adaptation as “Transcultural Mimesis” in Japanese Cinema  

Michael Raine

Print publication date:
Jan 2014
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Mar 2014
Subject:
Literature, Film
This essay focuses on the topic of “adaptation” to argue that Japanese cinema has been less bound by traditional culture than by low culture in general, and Hollywood film in particular. ... More

Along the Riverrun: Cinematic Encounters in Tsai Ming-Liang’s The River  

Carlos Rojas

Print publication date:
Apr 2013
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Oct 2013
Subject:
Literature, Film
Tsai Ming-liang’s 1997 film The River features one of the most challenging scenes in contemporary Chinese cinema: a graphically sexual encounter in a dark bathhouse between two men who ... More

American Literary Naturalism and Film Noir  

Jeff Jaeckle

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
One of the major expressions of American literary naturalism occurred in the cycle of Hollywood films made during the 1940s and 1950s commonly referred to as film noir. These films revisit ... More

Animation  

Paul Wells

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
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Oct 2014
This chapter is a chronological overview of some of the key developments in science fiction animated films, using the concept of the “thick text” as a way of understanding how the specific ... More

Art, Politics, and Internationalism: Korean War Films in Chinese Cinema  

Wang Ban

Print publication date:
Apr 2013
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Oct 2013
Subject:
Literature, Film
Focusing on two Korean War films, this chapter traces the development of aesthetic forms in relation to geopolitics and revolutionary ideology from the 1950s through the eve of the ... More

Asian Film and Digital Culture  

Gina Marchetti

Print publication date:
Sep 2008
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
Subject:
Literature, Film
This article looks at how the digital culture has transformed Asian films and the Asian film industry. It shows that the Asian connections with the digital have been slowly changing the ... More

Between Will and Negotiation: Film Policy in the First Three Years of the People’s Republic of China  

Laikwan Pang

Print publication date:
Apr 2013
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Oct 2013
Subject:
Literature, Film
This chapter investigates the development, institutions, and specificities of the PRC’s film policy and related actions in the period of 1949 to 1951, a period when a new socialist cinema ... More

Built on a Lie: Propaganda, Pedagogy, and the Origins of the Kuleshov Effect  

John MacKay

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Dec 2013
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Mar 2014
After distinguishing propaganda as a pedagogical practice with roots in religious proselytizing from agitation as directed at immediate mobilization, this article discusses the militantly ... More

By Other Hands: Environment and Apparatus in 1960s Intermedia  

Myriam Sas

Print publication date:
Jan 2014
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Mar 2014
Subject:
Literature, Film
This article traces the development of intermedia art in Japan from early proto-intermedial work by Matsumoto Toshio, Yamaguchi Katsuhiro, and Jikken kōbō (Experimental Workshop) in the ... More

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