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Metacinema in Contemporary Chinese Film

G. Andrew Stuckey


Depictions within a movie of either filmmaking or film watching are hardly novel, but the dramatic expansion of the reach of the metacinematic into contemporary Chinese cinemas is nothing short of remarkable. The prevalence of metacinematic features forms the basis of a discourse on film arising from the films themselves. Such a discourse, in turn, outlines the boundaries of the possible for film in China as aesthetic or sociopolitical practice. Metacinema also draws our attention to the presence of the audience, people actively responding to a film. In elucidating the affective responses elic ... More

Keywords: Metacinema, Chinese Film, Film Genre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390816
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390816.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

G. Andrew Stuckey, author
University of Colorado Boulder