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  • Andrew Bishop

    CHARACTERS A City of Sadness 107 A City of SadnessA very highly recommended book to lovers of history as well as cinema A blend of analysis theory and history this is an excellent reading of the Hou Hsiao hsien film Not only an introduction to Hou's cinema but also the background of Chinese cinema as well as history especially valuable to Wong Kar Wai fans The discussion of the actors was uite welcome in this regard Reynaud gives special attention to the soundtrack as the different dialects and languages tell their own story about the background history of the film's setting The use of sound in general is also highlighted as one main character is deaf and Hou is keen to indicate the presence of sound as it relates to memory and history Reynaud closes with an analysis of the last reel of the film that is uite moving as well as a testament to Hou's mastery as a director A stimulating analysis and a comprehensive treatment of a fil


  • Jarvo

    CHARACTERS A City of Sadness 107 A City of SadnessA City of Sadness is one of the richest and most profound films I've seen in the last decade a meditation on the traumatic impact of history on a family whose misfortune it is to live in a place Taiwan oversahadowed by powerful and nosy neighbours China and Japan It is not an easy film a Modernist collage which delivers the narrative elliptically and to understand it it helps if you some prior knowledge of Taiwanese historyThis short book does an excellent job explaining the historical context of the film's story and of the period in which it was made It is a bit patchy on the film craft there is for example a section on traditional Chinese aesthetics which didn't frankly leave me much wiser There are things going o


  • Patrick McCoy

    CHARACTERS A City of Sadness 107 A City of SadnessA City Of Sadness 2002 by Berenice Reynaud is another fascinating book from BFI focusing on a single film This time the 1989 Golden Lion winner at Venice in 1989 and Taiwanese historical epic from director Hou Hsiao hsien is the subject Reynaud organizes the book into five chapter 1 Chinese History Is Made At Night 2 A Family in the Wind of History 3 A Polyphony of Voices 4 Lost Spaces and 5 An Aesthetic of the Fleeting Moment Reynaud looks at the historical source material of the great shift from Japanese colony to refuge for Chiang Kai shek after his defeat at the hands of Mao Zedong She also discuses this film in the context of the other films he had mad up to 2002 I found the chapter Lost Spaces especially interesting since she talks about the influence of Ozu on Hou he hadn't seen an Ozu film until the early 80s but felt a strong connection wit


  • Ken Hunt

    CHARACTERS A City of Sadness 107 A City of SadnessMy son is from Taiwan and I have many family friends from Taiwan so I have a strong interest in Taiwan's culture and history As such I read books watch documentary's talk to people about Taiwan This book is a cerebral and academic review of a famous Taiwanese movie A City of Sadness that tells a story of a family in Taiwan during a critical phase of transition of Taiwan from property of Japan to China post World War II and then taken over by the Nationalist Chinese after losing to Mao and the communists The book and movie tell a compelling story for all but particularly for those intereste


  • Sean Mcshane

    CHARACTERS A City of Sadness 107 A City of SadnessIf your into HHH or taiwan history then go for it