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Hong Kong"s Heroic Bloodshed

by Martin Fitzgerald

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Published by Trafalgar Square Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animation,
  • Performing Arts,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Cinema/Film: Book,
  • Film & Video - History & Criticism,
  • General

  • Edition Notes

    Pocket Essentials (Trafalgar)

    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8766570M
    ISBN 101903047072
    ISBN 109781903047071

      Heroic Bloodshed: Hong Kong, Hollywood and the Cycle of Influence first published by BFI in July The yesterdays of A Better Tomorrow. Every origin story has a prequel. It was Rick Baker, editor of martial arts magazine Eastern Heroes, who in the late Eighties first identified in print an emergent genre for which he coined the label ‘Heroic Bloodshed’. Heroic Bloodshed: A genre of Hong Kong action cinema revolving around stylized action sequences and dramatic themes such as brotherhood, duty, honour, redemption and violence. It has to be noted that while most Heroic Bloodshed titles use gun play there are some that use other weapons like swords. There are also titles that use stylized gun play but necessarily don't belong to Heroic Bloodshed.

      The Ethics of Heroic Bloodshed August 7, by Edward Sakowsky Leave a Comment John Woo is synonymous with Hollywood blockbuster action films, or what in Hong Kong was referred to as the Heroic Bloodshed genre: tempestuous plots, explosive action scenes, and shootouts that often end with two empty guns. Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industry's global fame. It combines elements from the action film, as codified by Hollywood, with Chinese storytelling, aesthetic traditions and filmmaking techniques, to create a culturally distinctive form that nevertheless has a wide transcultural appeal. In recent years, the flow has reversed somewhat, with American and.

    A great book for quiz masters, plus Negative Space and Deeper Into Movies. Director John Woo originated the style that would later be called gun fu in the Hong Kong film A Better film launched the "heroic bloodshed" genre in Hong Kong, and gun fu action sequences became a regular feature in many of the subsequent heroic bloodshed films, which combined the elegance and precision of kung fu with the brutality and violence of gangster movies.


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A Better Tomorrow has always been hailed as a milestone in Hong Kong cinema. This book describes the different responses to the movie in Hong Kong and later in its reception worldwide, which paved the way for the promotion of John Woo and Chow Yun-fat to their current prominence in examines the different notions of the genre of action cinema in Asian and Western.

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Directory of World Cinema: China presents an accessible overview of the definitive films of Hong Kong and mainland China, with particular attention to the achievements of prolific industry figures, the burgeoning independent sector and the embrace of avant-garde practices of art ng a variety of characteristic genres, including horror, heroic bloodshed, romantic comedy and kung-fu.

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