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Cultural & Societal
Our goal here is to reflect on the cultural aspects of the Hong Kong cinema, by questioning its codes, values and representations. We choose two angles for this purpose. First, we offer articles on the various aspects of the Chinese culture in an attempt to better contemplate some film sequences. Secondly, we’d like to reflect on the characteristics of the cinematic culture in Asia, from historical and contemporary viewpoints.


Asian Culture
Internet, film festivals, DVDs, globalization of film productions, everything leads to transnational cultural exchanges. Asian culture is now under limelight in the West and faces more and more cultural exchanges. This part of the site gives account on how the cinematic culture is made nowadays how it is led by more and more crossovers. Because this issue is utterly complicated, our answers will be partial and temporary. Our goal is to contemplate what's going before our eyes, what make our time's culture and understand the culture of the pictures within an Asian context.
1 Article(s) in this file.
Latest article added : Interview with Andy Seto : A Kung fu comic creator (1/8/2003)
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  Interview with Andy Seto : A Kung fu comic creator :
Andy Seto has worked in comics for nearly 20 years. He adapted cinema hits like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In 2003 he adapted in a graphic novel Stephen Chow's masterpiece Shaolin Soccer. Thomas interviewed Andy Seto in august 2003.
Author(s) : Thomas Podvin
Date : 1/8/2003
Type(s) : Interview, Information


Chinese cultural elements
To better appreciate the Chinese culture seen in Chinese movies, it’s necessary to consider the very basic of this culture. This file will help readers apprehend some elements of the Chinese culture.
3 Article(s) in this file.
Latest article added : From street to silver screen: Beggar So/Su Hua-qi (20/6/2006)
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  From street to silver screen: Beggar So/Su Hua-qi :
Picturesque character of the Cantonese martial folklore Beggar So appeared in many martial arts movies, the most famous of which is most definitely Yuen Woo-ping's Drunken Master.
Author(s) : Yves Gendron
Date : 20/6/2006
Type(s) : Information

  Going to the Source: Kung Fu Hustle and Its Cinematic Roots at the 29th HKIFF :
Gina Marchetti had the opportunity to look at the cinematic roots of the Hong Kong blockbuster Kung Fu Hustle through the lens of the Hong Kong Film Archive's Pearl River Delta: Movie-Culture-Life film series.
Author(s) : Gina Marchetti
Date : 5/5/2005
Type(s) : Analysis, Food for thought

City and cinema

1 Article(s) in this file.
Latest article added : Mapping Hong Kong film locations (22/5/2010)
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  Mapping Hong Kong film locations :
Thomas Podvin and Gary Wong have documented and mapped some locations where some HK films, old and new, were shot. Each location comes with a Google map marker, an actual photograph, a Youtube clip, and comments. The aim here is to create a guide to the filming locations in Hong Kong and list places accessible by members of the public. Anyone can go and enjoy the city as shown through the viewfinder of Hong Kong movie-makers. Other chapters on HK films shot abroad and foreign films shot in HK are also available.
Author(s) : Gary Wong, Thomas Podvin
Date : 22/5/2010
Type(s) : Information


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