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By Gary Bettinson

ISBN-10: 9888139290

ISBN-13: 9789888139293

the generally acclaimed movies of Wong Kar-wai are characterised via their luxurious but advanced visible and sonic sort. This research of Wong's filmmaking innovations makes use of a poetics method of research how shape, song, narration, characterization, style, and different inventive components interact to supply sure results on audiences. Bettinson argues that Wong's movies are permeated by way of a cultured of sensuousness and "disturbance" completed via concepts equivalent to narrative interruptions, facial protecting, opaque cuts, and different complicated concepts. The impression is to jolt the viewer out of entire aesthetic absorption. all of the chapters specializes in a unmarried element of Wong's filmmaking. The e-book additionally discusses Wong's effect on different filmmakers in Hong Kong and all over the world.

The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai will attract all who're drawn to authorship and aesthetics in movie reviews, to students in Asian experiences, media and cultural stories, and to an individual with an curiosity in Hong Kong cinema in most cases, and Wong's movies specifically.

Gary Bettinson is a lecturer in movie stories at Lancaster college, uk. he's editor of Asian Cinema, the listing of global Cinema: China and writer (with Richard Rushton) of what's movie concept? An advent to modern Debates.

"In this rigorously written research, Gary Bettinson deals a serious overview not just of the stylistic gains of Wong Kar-wai's movies but additionally of the scholarship that has constructed round them. Arguing opposed to the facile culturalism that has a tendency to dominate such scholarship, this ebook does complete justice to Wong's cinematic tools in a chain of impressively well-informed and informative readings." — Rey Chow, Duke college

"Gary Bettinson's Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai is an incredible breakthrough in our knowing of this director. Bettinson scrutinizes Wong's distinct position in global movie tradition, his strange creation tools, and his money owed to numerous cinematic traditions, either Asian and eu. a detailed exam of Wong’s variety indicates, in remarkable intensity, how those lyrical, it sounds as if loosely-constructed motion pictures are underpinned via a robust formal and emotional coherence. the result's an unequaled learn of a filmmaker whose paintings, from As Tears pass by means of to The Grandmaster, has redefined modern cinema." — David Bordwell, collage of Wisconsin–Madison

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