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Always in the Dark: A Study of Hong Kong Gangster Films

Contents

  Preface
Po Fung


[Essays]
The Origins of Hong Kong Gangster Films
Po Fung

The Making of the Myth of Hung League and Shaolin
Sek Kei

Black Gangs, Black Path, and Black Film
Stephen Teo

Born in an Age of Turbulence: Emergence of the Modern Hong Kong Crime Film
Kristof Van den Troost

Chang Cheh, Kuei Chih-hung and the Birth of Hong Kong Gangster Cinema in the 1970s
Matthew Cheng

Alan Tang – From the Gangland Hoodlum to the Tender Hero
Lam Chiu-wing

Changing Colours: The Gangster Hero
Sam Ho

Discreet Charm of the Gangster
Mao Jian

Renouncing the Underworld: Society, Culture and Persistent Experimentation
Chow Sze-chung

Undercover Cops, Informants and Snitches
Winnie Fu

Inside and Outside the Circle: the Narrative Function of ‘Big Circle Boys’ in Hong Kong Gangster Films
Po Fung

[Reminiscences]
Johnny Mak: Master of the Impossible
John Woo: Unique Aesthetics of Death and Violence
Ringo Lam: Acting on a Hunch
Wong Jing: Ekin Cheng Has That ‘End of an Era’ Air
Manfred Wong: Young and Dangerous as a Teen Franchise
Herman Yau: Taking Reference from the Past
Johnnie To: Gangsters are No Heroes in My Films

[Appendices]
Biographical Notes


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