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by Kenneth E. Hall


Hall includes important details gleaned through personal interviews with many individuals involved in the production of Woo's films, as well as Woo himself.

Hall includes important details gleaned through personal interviews with many individuals involved in the production of Woo's films, as well as Woo himself. This is a useful reference book on John Woo's films and more broadly on Hong Kong film criticism.

The book dealt with Woo’s film career from his professional beginnings in 1968 through his first three Hollywood releases (Hard Target, Broken Arrow and Face/Off), situating his work within Asian and Western cinematic and cultural traditions.

Film director John Woo achieved international recognition with such boldly crafted, symbolically textured action films as The Killer (1989) and Hard-Boiled (1992). With the recent American hits Broken Arrow (1996) and Face/Off (1997), Woo has become even more noted for his excitingly choreographed, highly kinetic action films. But the director s body of work transcends the Film director John Woo achieved international recognition with such boldly crafted, symbolically textured action films as The Killer (1989) and Hard-Boiled (1992).

John Woo Yu-Sen SBS (Chinese: 吳宇森; born 1 May 1946) is a Hong Kong film director, producer and screenwriter

John Woo Yu-Sen SBS (Chinese: 吳宇森; born 1 May 1946) is a Hong Kong film director, producer and screenwriter. He is considered a major influence on the action genre, known for his highly chaotic action sequences, stylized imagery, Mexican standoffs, frequent use of slow motion and allusions to neo-noir, wuxia and Western cinema.

Find nearly any book by Kenneth E. Hall. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. John Woo: The Films, 2D Ed. by Kenneth E. ISBN 9780786440405 (978-0-7864-4040-5) Softcover, McFarland & Company, 2011.

2The author of this study, Kenneth E. Hall, who previously published a book on Woo’s work as a whole,1 outlines in. . Hall, who previously published a book on Woo’s work as a whole,1 outlines in his Introduction the angles through which he will approach The Killer. Hall points at the chivalric tradition in Chinese cinema, the influence of Chang Cheh (Woo’s mentor), film noir precedents, and Woo’s indebtedness to Jean-Pierre Melville’s work (especially his 1967 film, Le Samouraï). Hall states that the noir influence on the film was to a large extent channelled through the work of Melville, who based his Le Samouraï on This Gun for Hire, a 1942 noir film directed by Frank Tuttle.

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John Woo was presented with a Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival in 2010. Hall, Kenneth E. John Woo: The Films. He followed Red Cliff with another two-part film, The Crossing, in 2014 and 2015. Featuring an all-star cast, the four-hour epic tells the parallel stories of several characters who all ultimately find themselves passengers on the doomed Taiping steamer, which sank in 1949 en route from mainland China to Taiwan and has been described as "China's Titanic".

General audience book loosely tracking religious or specifically Christian elements of Woo’s action films, from A Better Tomorrow to Mission Impossible 2, and including an. 2d ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.

General audience book loosely tracking religious or specifically Christian elements of Woo’s action films, from A Better Tomorrow to Mission Impossible 2, and including an interview touching on the same topics. Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment. E-mail Citation . Originally published in 1999, this is probably the first major book-length study of Woo, with extensive quotes from the director. It elevates Woo by situating him among both Euro-American auteurs and Chinese culture.

Film director John Woo achieved international recognition with such boldly crafted, symbolically textured action films as The Killer (1989) and Hard-Boiled (1992). With the recent American hits Broken Arrow (1996) and Face/Off (1997), Woo has become even more noted for his excitingly choreographed, highly kinetic action films. But the director's body of work transcends the action. Neither a superficial "action" director nor a tiresome moralizer, Woo has fashioned a surprisingly complex and articulated style, one that integrates his emphasis on ethical concerns and religious symbolism. This book analyzes the films and career of the director from his early days in Hong Kong to his current work in Hollywood. Individual chapters are devoted to his works. The book examines Woo as a cross-cultural film artist who draws upon both Asian and Western influences. His status as an "action" director, his influence on other filmmakers and his use of symbolic material are discussed. The author uses material from numerous and extensive interviews with Woo, and with past and present colleagues

John Woo: The Films epub download

ISBN13: 978-0786406197

ISBN: 0786406194

Author: Kenneth E. Hall

Category: Entertainment

Subcategory: Movies

Language: English

Publisher: McFarland (July 1, 1999)

Pages: 239 pages

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Sirara
Like the earlier John Woo: The Films, this second edition by Kenneth E. Hall (East Tennessee State University) provides criticism on many of Woo's films. The first edition,John Woo: The Films, was one of the first books on Hong Kong film criticism focused on John Woo. The new volume has four new chapters focused on Woo's more recent work, including Mission: Impossible II, Windtalkers, and Paycheck as well as music in his films. Both volumes contain an introduction, filmography, notes, bibliography, and index.

Hall includes important details gleaned through personal interviews with many individuals involved in the production of Woo's films, as well as Woo himself. This is a useful reference book on John Woo's films and more broadly on Hong Kong film criticism.
Sirara
Like the earlier John Woo: The Films, this second edition by Kenneth E. Hall (East Tennessee State University) provides criticism on many of Woo's films. The first edition,John Woo: The Films, was one of the first books on Hong Kong film criticism focused on John Woo. The new volume has four new chapters focused on Woo's more recent work, including Mission: Impossible II, Windtalkers, and Paycheck as well as music in his films. Both volumes contain an introduction, filmography, notes, bibliography, and index.

Hall includes important details gleaned through personal interviews with many individuals involved in the production of Woo's films, as well as Woo himself. This is a useful reference book on John Woo's films and more broadly on Hong Kong film criticism.
Glei
No, it doesn't have a flashy cover -- no dust jacket at all, actually. But what it does have -- in spades -- is some very good information on John Woo and his films. I have no idea why this book doesn't have a higher profile -- it is a fantastic resource. There are so many things to praise about this book, I don't know where to start -- one of the author's most interesting approaches is to trace John Woo's personal main themes (courage, loyalty, brotherhood, etc.) from even his earliest films through his later, more well-known films. In short, a definitive work on the man and his films. Sure, any loyal Woo fan could wish this book was 500 pages -- but it's the most complete I've seen. Buy this book!
Glei
No, it doesn't have a flashy cover -- no dust jacket at all, actually. But what it does have -- in spades -- is some very good information on John Woo and his films. I have no idea why this book doesn't have a higher profile -- it is a fantastic resource. There are so many things to praise about this book, I don't know where to start -- one of the author's most interesting approaches is to trace John Woo's personal main themes (courage, loyalty, brotherhood, etc.) from even his earliest films through his later, more well-known films. In short, a definitive work on the man and his films. Sure, any loyal Woo fan could wish this book was 500 pages -- but it's the most complete I've seen. Buy this book!