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The Resource Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy : the genesis of China's fifth generation, Ni Zhen ; translated by Chris Berry

Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy : the genesis of China's fifth generation, Ni Zhen ; translated by Chris Berry

Label
Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy : the genesis of China's fifth generation
Title
Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy
Title remainder
the genesis of China's fifth generation
Statement of responsibility
Ni Zhen ; translated by Chris Berry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After graduating from the Beijing Film Academy in 1982, directors like Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou revolutionized Chinese cinema with Red Sorghum, Farewell My Concubine, Yellow Earth, Raise the Red Lantern, and other international successes. Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy tells the riveting story of this class of 1982, China's famous "Fifth Generation" of filmmakers. It is the first insider's account of this renowned cohort to appear in English. Covering these directors' formative experiences during China's tumultuous Cultural Revolution and later at the Beijing Film Academy, Ni Zhen--who was both their screenwriter and teacher--provides unique insights into the origins of the Fifth Generation's creativity. Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy illuminates the Fifth Generation in light of the social and political history of contemporary China. While it addresses the collective identity of the filmmakers, most of whom were born in the late 1940s or early 1950s, it also examines how they view themselves and relate to one another. Ni Zhen has supplemented his personal knowledge of these directors with new interviews conducted for this volume. Intervening in current debates, he argues against mistaken postcolonial criticisms which allege that these filmmakers marketed an exotic image of China to Western audiences. He also demonstrates the diversity of the Fifth Generation, commenting on the breadth of styles and themes explored by its members and introducing a range of male and female directors, cinematographers, and production designers famous in China but less well-known internationally. The book contains vivid descriptions of the production processes of two pioneering films--One and Eight and Yellow Earth
Member of
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ni, Zhen
Dewey number
  • 791.43/0233/092251
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.C4
LC item number
N52 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asia-Pacific
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beijing dian ying xue yuan
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy : the genesis of China's fifth generation, Ni Zhen ; translated by Chris Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Original title in Chinese not available
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Admission -- Noses to the grindstone -- First steps -- Graduation -- Postscript
Control code
49566259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780822329701
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002005107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49566259
Label
Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy : the genesis of China's fifth generation, Ni Zhen ; translated by Chris Berry
Publication
Note
  • Original title in Chinese not available
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-223) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Admission -- Noses to the grindstone -- First steps -- Graduation -- Postscript
Control code
49566259
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780822329701
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002005107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49566259

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