More Sex, Better Zen, Faster Bullets

by Stefan Hammond
More Sex, Better Zen, Faster Bullets
  • ISBN-13: 9781909394643
  • Author(s): Stefan Hammond
  • Subject: Films, cinema
  • Publisher: Headpress
  • Imprint: Headpress
  • Publication Date: 11-06-2020
  • Format: p/b

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Hong Kong films tore up kung fu stereotypes in the 1980s/90s. This is the definitive book on stunt hazards, pistol ballets, snarky gangsters and toothsome molls, hopping vampires, and Hong Kong noir. Start with John, Jacky and Michelle - evolve to Johnnie To, Ringo Lam, the fantastic world of Tsui Hark, and the auteurdrome of Wong Kar-wai. How and why did films from Hong Kong - a British Crown Colony and mapspeck - become so popular? More Sex, Better Zen, Faster Bullets explicates, amplifies, and just plain rips across genres and filmmakers in one of the world's most storied film industries.
About the book

Hong Kong films tore up kung fu stereotypes in the 1980s/90s. This is the definitive book on stunt hazards, pistol ballets, snarky gangsters and toothsome molls, hopping vampires, and Hong Kong noir. Start with John, Jacky and Michelle - evolve to Johnnie To, Ringo Lam, the fantastic world of Tsui Hark, and the auteurdrome of Wong Kar-wai. How and why did films from Hong Kong - a British Crown Colony and mapspeck - become so popular? More Sex, Better Zen, Faster Bullets explicates, amplifies, and just plain rips across genres and filmmakers in one of the world's most storied film industries.