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Breathtaking swordplay and sentimental love, Peking opera and Chow Yun-fat's cult fans -- those are a number of the components of the shiny and various city mind's eye that locate shape and expression within the thriving Hong Kong cinema. All obtain their due in At complete velocity, a quantity that captures the outstanding variety and effort of a cinema that borrows, invents, and reinvents around the obstacles of time, tradition, and conventions.

At complete pace gathers movie students and critics from worldwide to exhibit the transnational, multilayered personality that Hong Kong movies gather and impart as they movement around the globe. those writers scrutinize the flicks they locate pleasing: from the lesser recognized works of legislations guy and Yuen Woo Ping to such movie competition notables as Stanley Kwan and Wong Kar-wai, and from the industrial motion, romance, and comedy genres of Jackie Chan, Peter Chan, Steven Chiau, Tsui Hark, John Woo, and Derek Yee to the tried departures of Evans Chan, Ann Hui, and Clara Law.

In this cinema the participants establish an aesthetics of motion, gender-flexible melodramatic excesses, items of nostalgia, and globally projected neighborhood background and identities, in addition to an energetic serious movie neighborhood. Their paintings, the main incisive account ever given of 1 of the world's biggest movie industries, brings the pleasures and idiosyncrasies of Hong Kong cinema into transparent close-up concentration at the same time it enlarges at the relationships among paintings and the marketplace, cultural concept and the movies.

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