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Review 'If the 'reality' of contemporary China comes down to not only the dizzying mushrooming of new skyscrapers and the rage of state-run capitalism with a Chinese twist, but also new perceptual habits and new mindsets, then there is nothing more sensitive to these changes than the film medium; for demonstration of this, nothing better than the set of films chosen by Silbergeld; for unpacking them, there is no better reader of them than Silbergeld.' -- Eugene Y. Wang, Harvard University 'Hitchcock with a Chinese Face belongs to the absolute best of scholarship in film studies. It brings together three films very diverse in stories and styles, moods and speeds, geographic origins and geopolitical problems. In this book these unite to form a multifaceted picture of more universal psychological and cross-cultural themes, including matters of the heart such as love and betrayal, or the profound intersections between ethics and aesthetics, politics and soul.' -- Marek Wieczorek, University of Washington Read more Review 'If the 'reality' of contemporary China comes down to not only the dizzying mushrooming of new skyscrapers and the rage of state?run capitalism with a Chinese twist but also new perceptual habits and new mindsets, then there is nothing more sensitive to these changes than the film medium; for demonstration of this, nothing better than the set of films chosen by Silbergeld; for unpacking them, hitherto there is no better reader of them than Silbergeld.'?Eugene Y. Wang, Harvard University'Hitchcock with a Chinese Face belongs to the absolute best of scholarship in film studies. It brings together three films very diverse in stories and styles, moods and speeds, geographic origins and geopolitical problems. In this book these unite to form a multifaceted picture of more universal psychological and cross-cultural themes, including matters of the heart such as love and betrayal, or the profound intersections between ethics and aesthetics, politics and soul.'?Marek Wieczorek, University of Washington --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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