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Cinema at the City's Edge

Yomi Braester and James Tweedie


Cinema has been a primary mechanism for entertaining migrants to the modern city, recording and displaying a historically new experience to urban populations themselves, while also disseminating the city's promise around the world. But recent city films betray an awareness that the experience of urban life has changed with the dynamic energies and burdens of globalization, with the era of digital video now upon us, and with the emergence of almost limitless megacities throughout East Asia. Contemporary films from the region help define the urban experience in these new environments. This book ... More

Keywords: cinema, city films, urban life, globalization, digital video, megacities, East Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099845
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099845.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yomi Braester, editor
University of Washington

James Tweedie, editor
University of Washington

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