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Author Ingham, Michael (Michael Anthony)

Title Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU / Michael Ingham
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], 2009


Description 1 online resource (xii, 149 pages) : illustrations
Series The new Hong Kong cinema series
New Hong Kong cinema.
Contents Series Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 -- Introducing the Film; Introducing Johnnie -- 'One of Our Own'; 2 -- 'Into the Perilous Night' -- Police and Gangsters in the Hong Kong Mean Streets; 3 -- 'Expect the Unexpected' -- PTU's Narrative and Aesthetics; 4 -- The Coda: What's the Story? -- Morning Glory!; Notes; Appendix: An interview with Johnnie To; Credits; Bibliography
Summary PTU is an underappreciated noir masterpiece by one of Hong Kong's most prolific and commercially successful directors. In terms of character development and psychological complexity, Mike Ingham argues that PTU is the most aesthetically rigorous and satisfying of To's many films
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-149)
Notes Print version record
In HKU Press digital editions
Subject To, Johnny -- Criticism and interpretation
To, Johnny -- Criticism and interpretation
To, Johnny
Hong Kong Police Force (1997- ) -- In motion pictures
Hong Kong Police Force (1997- )
SUBJECT PTU (Motion picture)
Subject Motion pictures -- China -- Hong Kong
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Motion pictures
China -- Hong Kong
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789888052479
Other Titles PTU