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  1. Another Shaw Production : Anamorphic Adventures in Hong Kong


    URL/Identifizierer http://www.davidbordwell.net/essays/shaw.php
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Sonstige Volltexte / Multimedia>>
    UrheberBordwell, David
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2009
    Schlagworte FWHongkongfilm; Filmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmästhetik
    Beschreibung "What did teenage viewers think when Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) opened with the logo for Shawscope? Could they possibly have shared the frisson felt by baby-boomers who had haunted inner-city theatres thirty years before? Or by viewers who had watched “Kung-Fu Theatre” on 1980s television? Or by fanboys like Tarantino, freeze-framing cropped and trembling VHS tapes? For all those generations, the Shawscope blazon opens onto a world of one-armed swordfighters, beautiful woman warriors, and kung-fu masters with very long white eyebrows. Without denying the peculiar pleasures of these sagas, we can peer behind the logo and study this widescreen format’s place in a broader dynamic. The Shaw mystique arose out of creative innovations of the studio’s personnel, guided by the business policies of an all-powerful producer. We can as well analyze how Shaw directors forged a distinct widescreen aesthetic—one that still, as Tarantino seems to realize, has much to teach us about the ways movies can seize spectators. Hong Kong took tutorials in widescreen from its neighbors, but eventually it could offer lessons, and exhilarating ones, to the world." (Information des Anbieters)
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte
    RVK FWAP 44961
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugAsien Orient Ferner Osten>>China und benachbarte Gebiete>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>
    SpracheEnglisch