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Author Aitken, Ian

Title Hong Kong documentary film / Ian Aitken and Michael Ingham
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2014]
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Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Introduction; 1. Hong Kong, Britain, China: The Documentary Film, 1896-1941, A Page of History (1941) and The Battle of Shanghai (1937); 2. Hong Kong, Britain, China: The Documentary Film, 1947-69, the 'Picturesque' Committed Film and Water Comes over the Hills from the East (1965); 3. Colonial Film: The Development of Official Film-making in Hong Kong, 1945-73, the Hong Kong Film Unit (1959-73) and This is Hong Kong (1961)
4. Public-service Broadcasting in an Authoritarian Setting: The Case of Radio Television Hong Kong and the Development of Television Documentary Film in Hong Kong5. The Documentary Films of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) and The Hong Kong Case (1989); 6. Aesthetics and Radicalism: An Overview of Independent Documentary Film in Hong Kong, 1973-2013; 7. A Critical Analysis of Significant Independent Documentary Films of the Past Three Decades; Conclusions: The Future of Independent Documentary Film in Hong Kong, China and the Region; Bibliography; Index
Summary Does Hong Kong have a significant tradition in documentary filmmaking? Until recently, many film scholars believed not. Yet, when Ian Aitken and Michael Ingham challenged this assumption, they discovered a rich cinematic tradition, dating back to the 1890s.0Under-researched and often forgotten, documentary film-making in Hong Kong includes a thriving independent documentary film movement, a large archive of documentaries made by the colonial film units, and a number of classic British Official Films. Case studies from all three categories are examined in this book, including ₃The battle of Shanghai₄, ₃The sea and the sky₄, ₃Rising sun₄ and ₃The Hong Kong case₄. In-depth discussion and analysis of more recent Hong Kong independent documentaries focuses on works such as Cheung King-wai's ₃KJ: A life in Music₄ and films by Tammy Cheung and Evans Chan.0With a particular focus on how these films address the historico-political dimension of their time, this book introduces students and scholars to this fascinating and largely unexplored cinematic tradition.0
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Documentary films -- China -- Hong Kong -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Ingham, Michael (Michael Anthony)
ISBN 0748664696
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0748664726 (electronic bk.)
1306876230 (electronic bk.)
9780748664702 (electronic bk.)
9780748664726 (electronic bk.)
9781306876230 (electronic bk.)