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Wong Kar-wai's 'Ashes of Time,' directed by the internationally acclaimed Wong Kar-wai, is one of the most distinguished and elegant films made in Hong Kong. Loosely based on the vastly popular martial arts stories by the well-known and highly regarded Jin Yong, this film has been regarded by many critics as one of the most complex and self-reflexive of Hong Kong films. In the film, Wong Kar-wai has used all his resources and skills as a filmmaker to make a very different kind of martial arts film which invites a close and sustained study. This book presents in very clear and lucid terms the nature and significance of 'Ashes of Time', and the reasons for its being regarded by many discerning critics as a landmark in Hong Kong cinema. Dissnayake has sought to contextualize the film - to place it in its proper historical and cultural setting - and to discuss such important aspects of the film such as theme, vision, imagery, visual style, and narrative structure. In particular, this study focuses on mourning, confession, fantasy, and kung fu movies - all themes which will enable the reader to gain a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the film.

About Wimal Dissanayake

Wimal Dissanayake is a leading scholar of Asian cinema. He is a professor in Cultural Studies at the University of Hong Kong and a member of the graduate faculty of the University of Hawaii. He is the author and editor of over thirty scholarly books. He is also the Founding Editor of the prestigious East-West Film Journal.

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Author : Wimal Dissanayake
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Data Published : 31 August 2002
ISBN : 9622095844
EAN : 9789622095847
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 190 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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