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  1. Spaces, Tactics, and Time : City Wandering in Taiwanese Cinema from 1992 to 2006

    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberVerstricht, Sylvain
    Verleger Concordia University
    Umfang 92 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmwirtschaft; Filmproduktion; Taiwan
    Beschreibung "This thesis concerns the theme and form of “wandering” in Taiwanese cinema. It focuses on selected films by three major directors: Tsai Ming-liang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Edward Yang. These three directors are not only the most critically acclaimed from Taiwan, their films also share more than a few characteristics. Their narratives often involve wandering, whether it be in content or form. I argue that this wandering is presented as a way of experiencing the world that can lead to greater agency within it. In “Edward Yang’s Yi yi: Everyday Adventure in the Idyllic City”, I use Bakhtin’s chronotope to observe how wandering in the city can transform the everyday into an adventure that leads to greater knowledge and happiness. In “Tsai Ming-liang: Wandering through Dystopia”, I draw on de Certeau’s “pedestrian speech act” to contend that characters in the director’s films approach their dystopian environment from a wandering perspective, which allows them to create new possibilities within the constraining order. In “The Perpetual Present: Mythic Time in Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Millennium Mambo”, I use Barthes’s concept of mythic time to claim that Hou offers a text that is already reread, thereby allowing the viewer to experience a time without before or after. In these films, urban wandering is a process of self-discovery that is necessary to determine one’s place within the surrounding community (familial or affinitive) and in the world at large." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; Chapter 1 Edward Yang‘s Yi yi: Everyday Adventure in the Idyllic City; Chapter 2 Tsai Ming-liang: Wandering through Dystopia; Chapter 3 The Perpetual Present: Mythic Time in Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s Millennium Mambo; Conclusion; Bibliography; Filmography
    Themen FWFilm>>Filmwirtschaft, Finanzierung; Film>>Film in einzelnen Ländern
    RVK FWAP 58300; AP 59761
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugAsien Orient Ferner Osten>>China und benachbarte Gebiete>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1990 - 1999>>; 21. Jahrhundert, 2000 – 2099>>2000 - 2009>>