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Chang Cheh: A Memoir

Chang Cheh - A Memoir Chang Cheh: A Memoir (In English) Front cover

Description

The late director Chang Cheh (1924-2002) was a key advocator of the 'new century of wuxia' movement in the Hong Kong cinema. In the Memoir, Chang unveils to the readers his rarely known childhood, his aspired involvement in politics in his earlier years, and the hit trends he brought about in momentous phases of the Hong Kong cinema. The book (260 pages) contains precious stills and photos of the director at work, a complete filmography, and a preface written by director John Woo and renowned film critic Sek Kei as a tribute to the late master. (Published in 2004; HK$80)

ISBN 962-8050-26-5

Contents

Remembering Chang Cheh
A Preface by John Woo

Chang Cheh's Revolution in Masculine Violence
A Preface by Sek Kei

Chang Cheh Gallery

A Memoir of Chang Cheh

  • Remembrances
    Childhood
    Entering Politics at an Early Age
    Off to Taiwan
    Directing in Hong Kong

  • Shaws Time
    Joining Shaws
    Run Run Shaw

  • Chang's and Chang Ho
    The Chang's Period
    The Chang Ho Period

  • On Directing
    From Alishan to Broken Blade
    New Style Wuxia
    Quest for Changes
    Kung Fu Films
    What Is a Good Director?
    On Violence
    Male Friendship

  • On Self and Others
    On Self
    Jin Yong
    Cheng Kang and His 'Director Character'
    Kuei Chi-hung's Extremes
    Actors and I

  • Back to the Origin
    The Dynamic Hong Kong Cinema
    Kung Fu
    Peking Opera
    Outside Influence

  • Conclusion

 

Filmography

Biography

Bibliography

Acknowledgements

Editor's Epilogue
Wong Ain-ling

Index