John Woo
Kenneth E. Hall
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John Woo

the films

2nd ed.
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This edition was published in by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C.

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"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"--Provided by publisher.

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John Woo: the films
2011, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
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John Woo

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Work Description

"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"--Provided by publisher.

John Woo

the films

2nd ed.

This edition was published in by McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers in Jefferson, N.C.


Edition Description

"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"--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

Introduction: painting the true colors of the hero
Woo and the Asian and Western traditions
Influences, parallels, inspirations
A unique "action director"
The early films: a selected treatment
A better tomorrow and A better tomorrow II: a flawed saga
The killer: heroism defeated
A new independence: Bullet in the head and Once a thief
Hard boiled: heroic cops
Move to Hollywood: Hard target, Broken arrow, Face/off
Hollywood success: Mission impossible II
Frustrated in Hollywood: Windtalkers, Paycheck
Music in the films
From Hollywood to China.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes filmography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
791.4302/33092
Library of Congress
PN1998.3.W655 H36 2011, PN1998.3.W655 H36 2012, PN1998.3.W655H36

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25033409M
ISBN 13
9780786440405
LC Control Number
2011037798

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