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  • Directory of World Cinema: Chinaby Gary Bettinson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2012; US$ 32.00

    Commended for their social relevance and artistic value, Chinese films remain at the forefront of international cinema, bolstered in recent years by a new generation of talented young filmmakers. Directory of World Cinema: China presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China, with particular attention... more...

  • The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-waiby Gary Bettinson

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2015; US$ 59.00

    The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wong’s filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how form, music, narration, characterization, genre, and other artistic elements work together to produce certain effects on audiences. Bettinson argues... more...

  • Directory of World Cinema China 2by Gary Bettinson

    Intellect Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    Since the publication of the first volume of Directory of World Cinema: China, the Chinese film industry has intensified its efforts to make inroads into the American market. The 2012 acquisition of US theatre chain AMC and visual effects house Digital Domain by Chinese firms testifies to the global ambitions of China’s powerhouse film industry. Yet... more...

  • The Poetics of Chinese Cinemaby Gary Bettinson; James Udden

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 95.58

    This book examines the aesthetic qualities of particular Chinese-language films and the rich artistic traditions from which they spring. It brings together leading experts in the field, and encompasses detailed and wide-ranging case studies of films such as Hero , House of Flying Daggers , Spring in a Small Town , 24 City , and The Grandmaster... more...

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