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Między sztuką a polityką — kino chińskie, kino hongkońskie
Between art and politics – Chinese cinema, Hong Kong cinema

Author(s): Aleksandra A. Wycisk
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: China; cinematography; Hong Kong; culture; movie

Summary/Abstract: The article provides an introduction to the specificity of the Chinese and Hong Kong cinema, describing the development of the film industry against the background of political and social changes of the twentieth and early twenty-first century. The analysis concerns the origin and transformation of film in China and Hong Kong from silent cinema, the cinema of war, propaganda, downtime associated with the Cultural Revolution to the latest cinema (and independent cinema). Topics discussed are such as the impact of the nationalization of the production and distribution of films on the film in China (lack of art houses, censorship, desirable and unwanted threads in the movies) and the cultural and social implications of the use of certain forms of film in the construction of China's image abroad.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: IX
  • Page Range: 281-296
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish