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Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong$
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Esther M. K. Cheung

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099777

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099777.001.0001

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In Search of the Ghostly in Urban Spaces*

In Search of the Ghostly in Urban Spaces*

(p.101) 6 In Search of the Ghostly in Urban Spaces*
Fruit Chan's Made in Hong Kong

Esther M. K. Cheung

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter focuses on the spectral spaces in Made in Hong Kong. It explores the feeling of estrangement or homelessness with reference to two major kinds of uncanny city spaces which provoke questions about presence/absence, visibility/invisibility, and appearance/reality. They are the low-cost public housing estates and the old neighborhoods in Hong Kong. These urban spaces, whether they are indoor domestic spaces or outdoor ones, are cinematically represented through the manipulation of light and darkness, warped space, shadows, and abject images.

Keywords:   spectral spaces, Made in Hong Kong, estrangement, homelessness, city spaces, urban spaces

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