Asian cinema: a field guide

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The First Complete Guide to Asian Film

Asian cinema has never been more popular than it is today. In recent years, films such asSpirited Away, Hero, Kung Fu Hustle, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon have made surprising inroads into the American box office. Directors such as Jim Jarmusch, withGhost Dog, and Quentin Tarantino, with Kill Bill Vols. I and II, have paid unabashed tribute to the Asian directors who have influenced them. On the world festival circuit, Asian films regularly win prestigious awards and are presented at film festivals from Sundance to Cannes.

Asian Cinema: A Field Guide is the first book to provide a complete overview of the past, present, and future of the world's most dynamic and influential filmmaking region. Over 300 films from China, India, Japan, Korea, Iran, and Taiwan, as well as the emerging films of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka, are all included here.

  • Illustrated with more than 100 film stills and photographs
  • Includes historical and cultural background information for each region's cinema
  • Covers anime, Hong Kong action, Japanese horror, Bollywood, and much more!
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table_of_contents I: the old guard -- China: tradition and resistance -- Japan: cinema of extremes -- India: all that and then some -- II: Postwar booms -- Hong Kong: the fine art of popular cinema -- Korea: rising from the ashes of history -- III: Recent arrivals -- Iran: a continuing conversation -- Taiwan: the little island that could -- IV: New players -- South and Southeast Asia: coming into focus -- Central Asia and the Middle East: global intersections -- V: Where to go from here.
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