Lights! Camera! Kaishi!: In-depth Interviews with China's New Generation of Movie Directors

Lights! Camera! Kaishi!: In-depth Interviews with China's New Generation of Movie Directors

by Shaoyi Sun, Xun Li

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Overview

In Lights! Camera! Kaishi! Sun and Li interview twenty-one young Chinese movie-makers on a variety of challenges facing them as cinema gradually emerges from the PRC's long-standing censorship restrictions. Assembled by theme, the reader experiences a sense of eavesdropping on an open discussion between with these notable film directors. Includes biographical sketches (with color photos) of each participating director together with their filmographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788690171
Publisher: Camphor Press Ltd
Publication date: 08/10/2017
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Prelude: The Changing Context
  • The Politics of Naming: The “Sixth Generation” and Beyond
  • Censorship: The Last Obstacle to a Healthy Film Industry?
  • About This Book
  • The Directors

  1. BFA, CATA, and Beyond: The Road To Filmmaking
  2. Chinese Cinema After Yellow Earth: Toward a Working Definition of the “Sixth Generation”
  3. “Dancing with the Shackles”: The (Un)censored Voices of the “Sixth Generation”
  4. Waves from the Margin: Cinema as a “Narcissistic” Mirror
  5. On the Other Side of the Camera: Male Directors and Representation of Woman
  6. Under the Shadow of Commercialization: The Box Office and Individual Expression
  7. Films That Matter: Dialogue Between The “Sixth Generation“ and World Cinema
  8. Chinese Cinema in the Context of Globalization: Dilemmas and Opportunities
  9. Filmmaking in the New Millennium: Post-Cinema, Postmodernism, and the Crisis of Originality

  • The Interviewers
  • Index Endnotes

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