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Director in Action: Johnnie To and the Hong Kong Action Film [Paperback]

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"Director in Action" examines the career of Johnnie To, whose art-house action hits include "A Hero Never Dies", "The Longest Nite", "Running out of Time", "The Mission", "PTU", "Breaking News", "Election", and "Election 2". The author discusses the symbiotic relationship between director and genre, why To is regarded as an auteur, and the influence he has on the trajectory of the action genre in the Hong Kong cinema. The author's view is that To's idiosyncratic auteurist style transforms the generic conventions under which he is compelled to work, and that there is a discernible element of experimentalism in his most outstanding films. In addition, To modulates the film noir form to suit his local contexts, characters and locations, to create a highly personalized noir cinema in post-1997 Hong Kong.

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Studio: Hong Kong University Press
Pages   294
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 30, 2007
Publisher   Hong Kong University Press
ISBN  9622098401  
ISBN13  9789622098404  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! STEPHEN TEO is Professor at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Prio to this he was Professor and Associate Dean (Academic) at the University of Western Sydney. He previously worked in the banking and public sectors before holding academic positions at QUT, MGSM, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the University of Technology, Sydney.

Stephen Teo has an academic affiliation as follows - Nanyang Technological University.

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