Hitchcock with a Chinese Face: Cinematic Doubles, Oedipal Triangles, and China?s Moral Voice
Jerome SilbergeldISBN: 0295984171;
Book DescriptionIncludes a DVD with scenes from Suzhou River, The Day the Sun Turned Cold, and Good Men, Good Women As China and the West grow closer together year by year, Chinese cinema becomes increasingly Westernized and Western interest in Chinese cinema continues to grow. Hitchcock with a Chinese Face examines three recent award-winning films--one from Shanghai, one from Hong Kong, one from Taipei--concerned with the issues of developing globalization and the defense of local identity and culture. Superficially different, these films surprise Western audiences with their sophisticated cinematic skills and the depth of their engagement with Dostoevsky and Freud, Faulkner and Hitchcock. They employ double-characters, multiple identities, and radically nonlinear narrative structures and pay homage to film noir, individualizing psychodynamics never before seen in Chinese cinema and increasing tension between traditional Chinese and modern Western moral values. Jerome...
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