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Author Teo, Stephen, author.

Title Eastern approaches to Western film : Asian reception and aesthetics in cinema / Stephen Teo
Published London : I.B. Taurus : Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series World cinema series
Tauris world cinema series.
Contents Introduction -- Star Wars eastern saga -- Vertigo, Hitchcock's Chinese riddle -- Orson Welles's The Lady from Shanghai -- Le Samourai,̈ eastern action in the Milieu -- Robert Bresson, French or Daoist? -- Dreyer's Vampyr : wandering in the west -- Eastern principles in Sam Peckinpah's westerns -- Make way for tomorrow, America's Confucian classic -- John Ford and Asian family values -- Conclusion -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary Eastern Approaches to Western Film: Asian Aesthetics and Reception in Cinema offers a renewed critical outlook on Western classic film directly from the pantheon of European and American masters, including Alfred Hitchcock, George Lucas, Robert Bresson, Carl Dreyer, Jean-Pierre Melville, John Ford, Leo McCarey, Sam Peckinpah, and Orson Welles. The book contributes an "Eastern Approach" into the critical studies of Western films by reappraising selected films of these masters, matching and comparing their visions, themes, and ideas with the philosophical and paradigmatic principles of the East. It traces Eastern inscriptions and signs embedded within these films as well as their social lifestyle values and other concepts that are also inherently Eastern. As such, the book represents an effort to reformulate established discourses on Western cinema that are overwhelmingly Eurocentric. Although it seeks to inject an alternative perspective, the ultimate aim is to reach a balance of East and West. By focusing on Eastern aesthetic and philosophical influences in Western films, the book suggests that there is a much more thorough integration of East and West than previously thought or imagined
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; description from resource and publisher's metadata (viewed on 2 April 2021)
Subject Motion pictures -- Appreciation -- Asia
Motion pictures -- Europe
Motion pictures, American -- Appreciation -- Asia
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Asia
East and West.
Motion pictures and globalization -- Asia
Culture and globalization -- Asia
Culture and globalization.
East and West.
Motion pictures.
Motion pictures and globalization.
Motion pictures -- Appreciation.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781350116917