Date: 18 Sep 2015 (Fri)
The genre of “heroic bloodshed” has long been hailed as one of great historical significance in Hong Kong cinema. In this talk, its origin as well as development will first be introduced, followed by an account of how we may have a glimpse of the cultural characteristics and changes of Hong Kong society through the representative films of the genre. The motif of resistance/revolt inherent in the genre will be highlighted as the key to making sense of its cinematic thrust that alludes to hopes and despairs in Hong Kong.
Speaker: Loi Ho Man, Felix
Graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (M.Phil), he taught a General Education course in the Hong Kong Institute of Education and was a research assistant in the Research Centre for Chinese Literature and Literary Culture. His area of interest includes Hong Kong Cinema, Critical Theory and Visual Culture.
Popular Culture and Society Series －
In collaboration the The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies