Asian cinema is an area of increasing interest in Anglo-US film studies while Asian films are now widely distributed and popular with western audiences. The fascination with Asian cinema must be examined in the context of a complex and often problematic relationship between western scholars, students, viewers and Asian films. This book, therefore, examines a number of detailed case studies (such as the films of Ozu, Bruce Lee, Hong Kong and Turkish cinema, Hindi melodramas, Godzilla films, Taiwanese directors and Fifth Generation Chinese cinema) and uses them in order to investigate the limitations of Anglo-US theoretical models and critical paradigms. By engaging the readers with familiar areas of critical discourse (such as postcolonial criticism, 'national cinema', 'genre', 'authorship' and 'stardom') the book aims to introduce within such contexts the 'unfamiliar' case studies which will be explored in depth and detail. The advantage of such an approach is that it works with the dynamics of familiarity/unfamiliarity and resists the temptation to construct Asian cinemas as a gallery of exotic objects that might be particularly fascinating but remain deeply distant and foreign. Book jacket.A Reader And Guide Dimitris Eleftheriotis, Gary Needham ... animated series like Pokemon and Dragonball Z, video games such as Resident Evil, Super Mario and Final Fantasy, games consoles such as the Sony Playstation and the Nintendo Gamecube, the popularity of sushi - could possibly lead one to think that ... Furthermore, Iwabuchi suggests that part of Japana#39;s success in exporting culture is based on a strategy to de-Japanise many of its products, particularly the way in whichanbsp;...
|Author||:||Dimitris Eleftheriotis, Gary Needham|
|Publisher||:||University of Hawaii Press - 2006-01-01|