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Hong Kong Filmography Volume IV (1953-1959)

Hong Kong Filmography Volume IV (1953-1959) Book Cover

Description

The 1950s was a prosperous period in the history of Hong Kong cinema, giving rise to flourishing film genres, techniques, and highly skilled personnel. The audience was dazzled by rich doses of melodramatic realist, martial arts, comedy, and Cantonese opera films, to name but a few. For the first time, the monotonous black and white screen was livening up by the emergence of 3-D, Scope and colour films. The rise of dialect films represented an interest in expanding the root and culture of overseas Chinese, a sentiment shared by the filmmakers and audience alike.

Hong Kong Filmography Volume IV documents the 1,694 fiction films and documentaries produced between 1953 and 1959. Published in 2003 in separate Chinese (540 pages) and English (696 pages) editions. Hardcover. Priced at HK$210 each. (Edited by Kwok Ching-ling)

English edition: ISBN 962-8050-19-2

Contents

Preface
Yu Mo-wan


Foreword
Wong Ain-ling

From the Editor
Kwok Ching-ling


Editorial Notes

Key to Abbreviations

Fiction Films
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959

Amoy-Dialect Films

Chaozhou-Dialect Films

Documentaries

Reference Films

Complete Film List

Index I: Titles
Index II: Personalities
Index III: Companies

Bibliography
Acknowledgements