The Cinema of Tsui Hark


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About the Book

Tsui Hark, one of China’s most famous film artists, is little known outside of Asia even though he has directed, produced, written, or acted in dozens of film, some of which are considered to be classics of modern Asian cinema. This work begins with a biography of the man and a look at his place in Hong Kong and world cinema, his influences, and his thematic obsessions. Each major film of his career is then reviewed, production details are provided, and comments from Tsui Hark himself are given.

About the Author(s)

Lisa Morton is a playwright, fiction and reference book author and screenwriter. A Bram Stoker Award winner for superior achievement in horror writing, she lives in North Hills, California.

Bibliographic Details

Lisa Morton

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 256
Bibliographic Info: 59 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2001]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4460-1
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5152-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii
Author’s Note      ix
Introduction      1

1. Tsui Hark—Brief Biography      3
2. Controlled Chaos and Kung Fu Queens: A Critical Overview      5
3. Conversations with Tsui, Part One      17
4. The Major Films      33
5. Other Films      135
6. Non-Film Projects      221

Filmographies of Selected Collaborators      225
Annotated Bibliography      237
Index      241

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “fills a major gap…a useful filmography”—Choice
  • “the first book-study of the director’s films in English and as such, it is a worthwhile introduction, containing a brief biography, critical overview, interview, and analysis of his various film projects…a valuable introduction”—Film Quarterly
  • “well-written…a must”—Hitch
  • “a must…a thorough, impassioned exploration”—VideoScope
  • “the first of its kind about Tsui Hark”—Cult Movies.