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Article: Timely festivity: Chinese new year films (hesui pian) in the 1950s–1960s

TitleTimely festivity: Chinese new year films (hesui pian) in the 1950s–1960s
Authors
KeywordsChinese New Year films
Festive films
Cantonese and Mandarin cinema
Diasporic cinema
Homecoming
Issue Date2010
PublisherIntellect. The Journal's website is located at http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=137/
Citation
Journal of Chinese Cinemas, 2010, v. 4 n. 2, p. 105-126 How to Cite?
AbstractChinese New Year films (hesui pian) have always been guaranteed blockbusters in the Hong Kong film industry. Their festive filmic elements and timely release during the most important festival of the year in Chinese societies have provided film-makers with their best chance to boost box office revenue by offering people holiday entertainment. This article attempts to rediscover the popular ‘festive films’ that appeared in the early local film scene in the 1950s and 1960s, long before they were recognized as important blockbusters in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, this article will look specifically at three early Chinese New Year films and focus on the social and cultural role festive films play in shaping the perception of the city as home. With the support of archival materials, this article aims to open up a new perspective in the study of audience reception and local generic development through an examination of temporality.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136327
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.179

 

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dc.contributor.authorLaw, FYWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T02:13:28Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T02:13:28Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Chinese Cinemas, 2010, v. 4 n. 2, p. 105-126en_US
dc.identifier.issn1750-8061en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136327-
dc.description.abstractChinese New Year films (hesui pian) have always been guaranteed blockbusters in the Hong Kong film industry. Their festive filmic elements and timely release during the most important festival of the year in Chinese societies have provided film-makers with their best chance to boost box office revenue by offering people holiday entertainment. This article attempts to rediscover the popular ‘festive films’ that appeared in the early local film scene in the 1950s and 1960s, long before they were recognized as important blockbusters in the 1980s and 1990s. In addition, this article will look specifically at three early Chinese New Year films and focus on the social and cultural role festive films play in shaping the perception of the city as home. With the support of archival materials, this article aims to open up a new perspective in the study of audience reception and local generic development through an examination of temporality.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherIntellect. The Journal's website is located at http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=137/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Chinese Cinemasen_US
dc.subjectChinese New Year filmsen_US
dc.subjectFestive filmsen_US
dc.subjectCantonese and Mandarin cinemaen_US
dc.subjectDiasporic cinemaen_US
dc.subjectHomecomingen_US
dc.titleTimely festivity: Chinese new year films (hesui pian) in the 1950s–1960sen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1750-8061&volume=4&issue=2&spage=105&epage=126&date=2010&atitle=Timely+festivity:+Chinese+new+year+films+(hesui+pian)+in+the+1950s–1960sen_US
dc.identifier.emailLaw, FYW: lawfiona@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/jcc.4.2.105_1en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros186449en_US
dc.identifier.volume4en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage105en_US
dc.identifier.epage126en_US

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