Melodrama and Asian Cinema (Cambridge Studies in Film)

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Melodrama and Asian Cinema (Cambridge Studies in Film)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 281 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521414654
  • DDC分類 791.43095

基本説明

This path-breaking study examines the importance of melodrama in the film traditions of Japan, India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia.

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Cinema is a dominant force in the lives of many people living in Asia. A concept central to much of Asian film production is melodrama. This path-breaking study examines the importance of melodrama in the film traditions of Japan, India, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Australia. Exploring the various ways that melodrama operates with theoretical sophistication, the various essays contained in this volume shed light on the different traditions of Asian cinema, as well as on the wider cultural discourse in which they participate.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Melodrama/subjectivity/ideology: Western
melodrama theories and their relevance (or not)
to recent Chinese cinema
3. Symbolic representation and symbolic
violence: Chinese family melodrama of the early
1980's
4. The Goddess. Reflections on melodrama East
and West
5. History and its discontent: melodrama as
historical understanding
6. Melodrama, postmodernism and Japanese cinema
7. Staging the subject: the melodramatisation
of gender in An Actor's Revenge
8. Insiders and outsiders: cross-cultural
criticism and Japanese film melodrama
9. Psyches, ideologies and melodrama: US and
Japan
10. Andaz
11. The concept of evil and social order in
Indian melodrama: an evolving dialectic
12. Politics of melodrama in Indonesian cinema
13. Power, pleasure and desire: the female body
in Filipino melodrama
14. The register of nightmare: melodrama as it
(dis)appears in Australian film
15. Overview: what is American about film study
in America?