A companion to Wong Kar-wai / edited by Martha P. Nochimson.
Contributor(s): Nochimson, Martha [editor.].Material type: BookSeries: Wiley-Blackwell companions to film directors: Publisher: Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118425275; 1118425278; 9781118425589; 1118425588; 9781118425268; 111842526X.Subject(s): Wong, Kar-wai, 1958- -- Criticism and interpretation | Wong, Kar-wai, 1958- | Motion picture producers and directors -- China | PERFORMING ARTS / Reference | Motion picture producers and directors | ChinaGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.Additional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 791 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
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Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index.
(From table of contents) Part One. Introduction. Wong Kar-wai: Invoking the universal and the local / Martha P. Nochimson -- Part two. Mapping Wong's liminality. 1. Transnational Wong / Ken Provencher -- 2. It is a restless moment: Wong Kar-wai and the phenomenology of flow / Joseph G. Kickasola -- 3. Wong Kar-wai and his jiang hu / Bérénice Reynaud -- Part three. Thresholds of texture and mood. 4. Wong Kar-wai's cinema of repetition / Ackbar Abbas -- 5. Wong Kar-wai: The optics of the virtual / Angelo Restivo -- 6. Color design in the cinema of Wong Kar-wai / Shohini Chaudhuri -- 7. The value of re-exports: Wong Kar-wai's use of pre-existing soundtracks / Giorgio Biancorosso -- Part four. In the corridors of history and culture. 8. Wong's ladies from Shanghai / Gina Marchetti -- 9. The Sinophone cinema of Wong Kar-wai / Audrey Yue -- 10. New queer angles on Wong Kar-wai / Helen Hok-Sze Leung -- 11. "Pity about the furniture": Violence, Wong Kar-wai style / Karen Fang -- 12. In the mood for food: Wong Kar-wai's culinary imaginary / Mike Ingham and Matthew Kwok-kin Fung -- 13. "Chungking Express", Tarantino, and the making of a reputation / David Desser -- Part five. Close-up of Wong's inflections of time and space. "Chungking Express": Slow -- images -- ahead / Raymond Bellour ; translated by Allyn Hardyck -- 15. Wong Kar-wai: The actor, framed / Joe McElhaney -- 16. Infidelity and the obscure object of history / Vivian P.Y. Lee -- 17. Metonymy, mneme, and anamnesis in Wong Kar-wai / Thorsten Botz-Bornstein -- Part six. Focus on individual films. 18. Serial, sequelae, and postcolonial nostalgia: Wong Kar-wai's 1960s Hong Kong trilogy / Yiman Wang -- 19. We can't go on not meeting like this: "Fallen angels" and Wong's intertextuality / Martha P. Nochimson -- 20. The third reality: "In the mood for love" / Michel Chion ; translated by Claudia Gorbman -- 21. Cinephiliac engagement and the disengaged gaze in "In the mood for love" / Yomi Braester -- 22. Wong's America, North and South: "My blueberry nights" and "Happy together" / Ken Provencher -- 23. Queer utopias in Wong Kar-wai's "Happy together" / Carlos Rojas -- 24. Wong Kar-wai's genre practice and romantic authorship: The cases of "Ashes of time redux" and "The grandmaster" / Stephen Teo -- 25. Wong Kar-wai, auteur and adaptor: "Ashes of time" and "In the mood for love" / Wai-ping Yau -- Filmography -- Appendix I. Wong works in television / Chih-ting Chen -- Appendix II. Wong works in advertising / Chih-ting Chen -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
Contains 26 essays addressing numerous topics including intertextuality, transnationality, gender representation, repetition, the use of music, color, and sound, depiction of time and space in human affairs, and Wong's portrayal of violence.