TITLE

WORKING FROM THE MARGINS: URBAN CINEMA AND INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA

AUTHOR(S)
Shuqin Cui
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
Post Script;Winter-Summer2001, Vol. 20 Issue 2/3, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This essay explores the politics of naming and labeling in a controversial area, that of Chinese independent directors in the 1990s. It attempts to frame the special features of the urban cinema of independent film directors from three directions that specifically but not exclusively characterize the world and vision of independent film practice. These includes the portrait of the artist-self in film, the non-allegorical depiction of sexuality, and the construction of the coming-of-age narrative. It discusses a subjective perspective and an auteuristic approach towards the reevaluation of urban films with the introduction of gay subculture to the screen and the discursive confrontation between the authoritarian and the homosexual.
ACCESSION #
31294342

 

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