Positioning auteur theory in Chinese cinemas studies: intratextuality, intertextuality and paratextuality in the films of Tsai Ming-liang
Author: Lim, Song Hwee
Source: Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Volume 1, Number 3, 18 September 2007 , pp. 223-245(23)
Abstract:What is the position of auteur theory and the state of auteur studies in the study of Chinese cinemas? This article aims to stimulate discussion and debate on this question by arguing that the auteur should be treated as a critical category that demands an interrogation of its institutionalization within academic disciplines and strategies of auteurship construction adopted by film-makers. To illustrate how these issues might be critically engaged, the article examines the ways in which Tsai Ming-liang's film-making practices, specifically intratextuality, intertextuality and paratextuality, provide fertile ground for rethinking auteur theory in the study of Chinese cinemas and beyond.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Exeter.
Publication date: 2007-09-18
- Journal of Chinese Cinemas is a major refereed academic publication devoted to the study of Chinese film, drawing on the recent world-wide growth of interest in Chinese cinemas. An incredibly diverse range of films has emerged from all parts of the Chinese-speaking world over the last few years, with an ever increasing number of border-crossing collaborative efforts prominent among them. These exciting developments provide abundant ground for academic research.
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