Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens

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38 movies were watched during Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens


All Hong Kong films I view during these six weeks I will be logging here for the course since they are applicable to the material. Six week online course with professors in Hong Kong and peers from across the world to learn about how the local Hong Kong film scene became and continues to be global. Week 1: Introduction / Jackie Chan 成龍 In this unit, we look at Hong Kong as portrayed by Hollywood, and how Jackie Chan defines his own global image. Week 2: Bruce Lee 李小龍 and the Global Kung Fu Craze Bruce Lee is a global icon who represents the worldwide fascination with Kung fu. We look at his life, works, and lasting impact in cinema and popular culture. Week 3: Melodramas of Migration: Mabel Cheung Yuen Ting’s 張婉婷 An Autumn’s Tale 秋天的童話 Themes of identity, race, gender, and culture in migration intersect to create stories with historical significance. We examine the role of migration melodramas in documenting the diasporic experience. Week 4: John Woo’s 吳宇森 Heroic Bloodshed Films: Hong Kong vs. Hollywood We discuss the evolution of masculinity and selfhood from early Hong Kong Shaw Brothers films to The Killer 喋血雙雄, and how Confucianism offers an alternative understanding of relationships and hierarchy. Week 5: Hong Kong on Postmodern Screens: Infernal Affairs 無間道 We examine postmodernism in Infernal Affairs as reflected through themes of capitalism, crisis cinema, and political allegory. Week 6: Hong Kong Cinema as World Cinema / In the Mood for Love 花樣年華 Wong Kar Wai 王家衛 is an example of an auteur filmmaker. We trace how his works influence Hollywood, and specifically discuss festival films and In the Mood for Love.

Movies viewed during Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens
Attack of the Joyful GoddessChiang Sheng, Chang Cheh, Lu Feng
An Autumn's TaleMabel Cheung
The Avenging EagleSun Chung
A Better TomorrowJohn Woo
Chop Socky: Cinema Hong KongIan Taylor
Cinema Hong Kong: The Beauties of the Shaw StudioIan Taylor
Cold WarSunny Luk Kim-Ching, Longmond Leung Lok-Man
Crazy SexLi Han-Hsiang
Crazy StoneNing Hao
Crippled AvengersChang Cheh
The Dragon's Snake FistKim Si-hyun, Godfrey Ho
Enter the DragonRobert Clouse
The First Time is the Last TimeRaymond Leung
Fist of FuryLo Wei
The Flying DaggerChang Cheh
Gold ConstablesWong Chung
Good Times, Bed TimesPatrick Leung, Chan Hing-ka
The Great WallZhang Yimou
Hard BoiledJohn Woo
Heads for SaleJeong Chang-hwa
Infernal AffairsAndrew Lau, Alan Mak
Journey to the West: The Demons Strike BackTsui Hark
The KillerJohn Woo
The Masked ProsecutorHerman Yau
The Nine DemonsChang Cheh
Ninja Fist of FireWong Tin-Lam
None But the BraveLo Wei
Project AJackie Chan
PTUJohnnie To
The Singing ThiefChang Cheh
Street of FuryBilly Tang
Super Car CriminalsRicky Lau
The SwordPatrick Tam Kar-Ming
ThunderboltGordon Chan
The Tricky MasterWong Jing
Two Wondrous TigersCheung Sum
WhiplashTing Shan-Hsi
Witch from NepalChing Siu-Tung