a 2-page report in which you briefly summarize the plot of the film screened in a certain week and describe your reactions and reflections.
Week 1 (3/30 & 4/1)Introduction to Hong Kong Cinema Popular Cinema and Art Cinema; Stars, Directors, Studios, Industry, Market
Reading: Planet Hong Kong, Chapter 1, pp. 1-16; Chapter 8, pp. 127-165.
Screening: Fist of Fury (aka Chinese Connection) (Dir. Lo Wei, starring Bruce Lee, 1972)
Week 2 (4/6 & 4/8)Evolution of Martial Arts Genres, Wuxia/Swordplay, Mandarin-Language Cinema
Reading: Planet Hong Kong, Chapter 2, pp. 17-38. Recommended: “Introduction,” A Companion to Hong Kong Cinema, pp. 1-14.
Screening: Police Story 3: Supercop (Dir. Stanley Tong, starring Jackie Chan, 1992)