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Cinema Approaching RealityLocating Chinese Film Theory$
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Victor Fan

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693559

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.001.0001

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Cinema of Ideation, Cinema of Play

Cinema of Ideation, Cinema of Play

The Early Cantonese Sound Film

Chapter:
(p.153) 5 Cinema of Ideation, Cinema of Play
Source:
Cinema Approaching Reality
Author(s):

Victor Fan

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0006

I discuss the history and theoretical debates of the Hong Kong Cantoese sound film in the 1930s, an art form that was conflated ontologically with the Cantonese theatre as an art of ideation: a form of “play” that “puts into play” contesting human relationships and political ideas.

Keywords:   Cinema ontology, Chinese film theory, Comparative film studies, Cinematographic time and temporality, Life and cinema, Potentiality

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