Title

Taiwan film directors : a treasure island

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Publisher

Columbia University Press

Abstract

Focusing on the work of four contemporary filmmakers—Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang—the authors explore how these filmmakers broke from tradition, creating a cinema that is both personal and insistent on examining Taiwan's complex history. Featuring stills, anecdotes, and close readings of films, the authors consider the influence of Hong Kong and martial arts films, directors' experiments with autobiography, the shifting fortunes of the Taiwanese film industry, and Taiwan cinema in the context of international cinema's aesthetics and business practices.

ISBN

9780231128995

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2005 Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh and Darrell William Davis

Recommended Citation

Yeh, E. Y.-y., & Davis, D. W. (2005). Taiwan film directors: A treasure island. New York: Columbia University Press.

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