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The Glorious Modernity of Kong Ngee

The Glorious Modernity of Kong Ngee Front cover

Description

From 1955 to 1968, Kong Ngee Motion Picture Production Co made well over a hundred films, mostly urban and modern, with genres ranging from romantic comedies, melodramas, to detective films and psychological thrillers.

The monograph includes two major sections: essays by film scholars, critics and oral history interviews with Kong Ngee personalities such as Ho Kian-ngiap (of the Ho family), Chan Man (producer/director), Patrick Lung Kong (director), Tam Ning and Woo Mei-ping (scriptwriter), Patrick Tse Yin (actor), Patsy Kar Ling (actress), Nam Hung (actress). Published in 2006. Priced at HK$150 for English edition; HK$100 for Chinese edition. (Edited by Wong Ain-ling)

English edition: ISBN 962-8050-38-9

Contents

Preface Wong Ain-ling

Essays
Celebrating Modernity, Dazzling Sounds and Sights: Kong Ngee Films and Urban Media
Yung Sai-shing

From Russian Classics to Hong Kong Pulp Fiction: Kong Ngee's Urban Literary Culture
Mary Wong

All About Patsy Kar Ling
Grace Ng

Hidden Treasure of Sexual Pleasure: The Unplumbed Depths of Patrick Tse Yin
Michael Lam

Between Pragmatism and Idealism: Kong Ngee's Odd-Couple Films
Sam Ho

Intimate Partners: Chun Kim and Chan Man
Grace Mak Yan-yan

From the Union to Kong Ngee
Wong Ain-ling

Rules and Exceptions: Cantonese Productions by Kong Ngee and Shaws
Law Kar

The Story of Kong Ngee: The Southeast Asian Cinema Circuit and Hong Kong's Cantonese Film Industry
Stephanie Chung Po-yin

Singapore Screen Memories: Kong Ngee's Nanyang Trilogy
Stephen Teo

Oral History
Ho Kian-ngiap
Chan Man
Patrick Lung Kong
Tam Ning
Woo Mei-ping
Patsy Kar Ling
Nam Hung
Patrick Tse Yin

Filmography/Index

Glossaries
Personalities
Institutions

Acknowledgements