Hong Kong Babylon : An Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of the East, Paperback Book

Hong Kong Babylon : An Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of the East Paperback

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Hong Kong cinema embraces a wide spectrum of films, from mystical ghost stories set in a fabled past to the physical pyrotechnics of Jackie Chan and the violent urban-crime dramas of John Woo.

This is a study of a world in which actors risk their lives performing life-threatening stunts and explosive feats of martial arts; in which producers are part of triads and will resort to murder to secure a deal or obtain an actor for a film.

The book also sets out to show the the aesthetic of Hong Kong films has influenced Western film-makers - most particularly, Quentin Tarantino.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages, 16pp black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780571190409

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