HONG KONG ACTION CINEMA

£17.50

Bey Logan, Titan Books, September 1995, UK, Softcover, 191 pages.

 

 

 

 

 

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Nothing can match the pace, style and excitement of the Hong Kong action film. From the dazzling choreography of the martial arts movies to the 'heroic blood-shed' genre, these films are masterpieces of style and fury, and are, increasingly, being imitated by Hollywood.

 

This book tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the high-octane world of Far Eastern film-making: from the balletic to the ballistic, from the grace of Bruce Lee to the bullet-ridden bloodletting of John Woo, from the comedy stunts of Jackie Chan to the action choreography of Ching Siu Tung, from versatile leading man Chow Yun Fat to fighting females Michelle Khan and Cynthia Rothrock, from prolific action director Samo Hung to Tsui Hark, dubbed the 'Steven Spielberg of Hong Kong'.

 

It is also a comprehensive guide to the history of Hong Kong cinema, tracing the background to this exciting film genre from filmed Chinese opera, through the work of the Shaw Brothers and Lau Kar Leung, to the mixture of fantasy and fast-moving action that typifies the present day style.

 

 

 

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