No Man an Island: The Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien by James Udden

By James Udden

This pioneering research of Hou Hsiao-hsien illuminates the various precise achievements of Taiwan's well-known director. His physique of labor in motion pictures similar to The Puppetmaster, urban of disappointment, and flora of Shanghai displays a powerfully special type characterised through difficult lighting fixtures, improvisational performing, and enormously lengthy, static pictures. James Udden argues that Hou's movies replicate Taiwan's strange historic and geographical scenario and will basically have emerged there. Udden additionally examines the local effect Hou’s movies have had on different Asian administrators and cinema artists.

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