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Subjective Culture and History: The Ethnographic Cinema of Wong Kar-wai

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Lauded by many as one of the most exciting, visionary film artists to emerge in recent cinema, and vilified by others as a pretentious hack who creates pointless, obtuse trifles, there's no denying that the multi-award-winning director Wong Kar-wai is generating some of the most intense debate in the Hong Kong film community today. And because of this intense debate, it seems necessary that some discussion of his work be made.

Keywords: Hong Kong; Wong Kar-wai; challenging; debate; film; innovative

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: August 1, 2012

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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