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Cinema at the City's Edge$
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Yomi Braester and James Tweedie

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099845

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.001.0001

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Affective Spaces in Hong Kong/Chinese Cinema

Affective Spaces in Hong Kong/Chinese Cinema

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(p.24) (p.25) 1 Affective Spaces in Hong Kong/Chinese Cinema
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Cinema at the City's Edge
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Ackbar Abbas

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0002

This chapter examines the problematic nature of urban space and its confusing transformations. It follows in some detail affective spaces and spatial affects in a number of recent films, set in cities like Hong Kong and other Chinese cities where space is being rapidly transformed. It discusses four examples of “cinema at the city's edge”: Fruit Chan's Durian, Durian (2000), Zhang Yuan's Crazy English (1999), Wong Kar-wai's 2046 (2004), and Alan Mak and Andrew Lau's Infernal Affairs, Part I (2002).

Keywords:   urban space, affective spaces, spatial affects, cinema, city's edge, Durian Durian, Crazy English, 2046, Infernal Affairs

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