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Horror to the ExtremeChanging Boundaries in Asian Cinema$
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Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099722

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.001.0001

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The Pan-Asian Outlook of The Eye

The Pan-Asian Outlook of The Eye

(p.69) 4 The Pan-Asian Outlook of The Eye
Horror to the Extreme

Adam Knee

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines The Eye (Gin Gwai 2002), as a material and metaphoric representation of pan-Asian cultural flows. It traces “pan-Asian-ness” in the film and looks at how it is intertextualized with other national cinemas and the film's sequel, The Eye 2 (2004). It also emphasizes that the film's central theme—the confusion over identity—is reflected in the popularity of such cross-cultural themes throughout Asian horror cinema.

Keywords:   The Eye, pan-Asian-ness, The Eye 2, identity, cross-cultural themes, Asian horror

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