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The Mandarin film Dumb Child/Ya hai er/A haai yi was released posthumously in 2016, his final film appearance. WUXIA, WUXIA PIAN. Literally meaning “martial chivalry” (wu meaning martial, but as a combination of zhi and gi, ...
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wuxia. Wuxia is a kind of chivalrous combat. The word wu, connoting valor, refers to the Chinese word for martial arts, wushu. ... Like Hollywood Westerns, wuxia movies date back to the early days of silent films.
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In his very helpful essay in the book Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: A Portrait of the Ang Lee Film, which includes the complete screenplay, David Bordwell summarizes the history of the wuxia pian, or film of the roaming, ...
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As noted film historian Law Kar 羅卡 points out: “The 'Wuxia Century' or 'New School Wuxia Cinema' inherited the [wuxia film] tradition of the 1920s and 1930s in Shanghai cinema. It absorbed the technical characteristics of Japan and ...
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costume movies ... we should not envy other countries. We can introduce these movies to foreign countries and make foreigners aware that the Chinese also have a great and heroic national spirit.141 The importance of wuxia movies in the ...
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story) films—spectacular, big-budget films often set in remote and exotic locations in which an A-list Sinophone director brings together stars and creative talent from both sides of the Hong Kong–China border.6 In the case of wuxia, ...
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In mainland China, due to the introduction of political censorship, wuxia novels and movies fell into the category of feudal superstition and therefore were banned by the government. Hong Kong thus became the place with the appropriate ...
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... festivals in the 1980s but whose critical reputation came under siege as a result of his controversial move into the 'mainstream' in the 1990s – wants to revive his popularity in the West through making a very Chinese wuxia film.
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A glimpse of what King Hu-inspired martial arts movies look like can be gleaned from the swordplay films made at Cathay ... See also Stephen Teo, “Cathay and the Wuxia Movie” for a discussion of the problems Cathay had in making wuxia ...
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These early ideals are powerful influences on what comes later, not only in the Chinese literary tradition, but also in wuxia cinema. Further, these ideals were not limited to China. In the Boston University Writing Program, ...