Item description for Malaysian Cinema, Asian Film: Border Crossings and National Cultures by William van der Heide...
This monograph departs from traditional studies of national cinema by accentuating the intercultural and intertextual links between Malaysian films and Asian (as well as European and American) film practices. Using cross-cultural analysis, the author characterizes Malaysia as a pluralist society consisting of a multiplicity of cultural identities. Malaysian film reflects this remarkable heterogeneity, particularly evident in the impact of the Indian and Hong Kong cinema.
Detailed analyses of a selection of Malaysian films highlight their cultural complexities, while noting the tension between cultural inclusivity and ethnic exclusivity at the heart of this cinema.
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Studio: Amsterdam University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.74" Width: 6.57" Height: 0.91" Weight: 1.46 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher Amsterdam University Press
ISBN 9053565809 ISBN13 9789053565803