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The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-waiFilm Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance$
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Gary Bettinson

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9789888139293

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.001.0001

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Appropriations, Reflections, and Future Directions

Appropriations, Reflections, and Future Directions

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(p.125) 6 Appropriations, Reflections, and Future Directions
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The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai
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Gary Bettinson

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0006

The concluding chapter provides a detailed analysis of The Grandmaster, examining the film from the vantage point of the preceding chapters’ major emphases: music and visual style, story and narration, and genre. The chapter also considers the “uses” Wong’s films have engendered. It reflects upon Wong’s influence on local and “world” cinema, his aesthetic traits appropriated by directors such as Abbas Kiarostami, Sofia Coppola, Xavier Dolan, Stephen Chow, and Wong Jing. Also discussed is the appropriation by critics pursuing particular theoretical and/or social agendas. Finally, the chapter reviews Wong’s place in cinema today, as a Hong Kong director increasingly being absorbed into the Mainland Chinese industry, and yet for whom the international festival and art-cinema market remains of prime importance.

Keywords:   China coproduction, Parody, Queer theory, Russian formalism, the Dominant, PRC censorship, CEPA

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