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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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Introduction: The City’s Edge

Introduction: The City’s Edge

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(p.1) Introduction: The City’s Edge
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Cinema at the City's Edge
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James Tweedie

Yomi Braester

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.003.0001

This book is about city films, a genre of sorts that involves a reconsideration of both urban environment and cinema. It proposes several redefinitions of the terms “cinema” and the “city” while focusing on the relationship between the media and the increasingly urbanized life throughout East Asia. It traces the developments in the urban cinema of East Asia and is concerned with not only film per se, but also with experimental documentaries, avant-garde videos, anime, and other emerging media or genres.

Keywords:   city films, urban environment, cinema, city, East Asia, documentaries, avant-garde videos, anime

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