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"Let's Drink to 1997": The handover of Hong Kong, as seen in Hong Kong cinema 1986-1992
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Let's Drink to 1997" : Överlämningen av Hong Kong, sedd inom Hong Kong-film 1986-1992 (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Taking a look at ten films from the Hong Kong golden age 1986-1992 and how the common themes in these relate to the handover from United Kingdom to China in 1997, this essay investigates this with the use of a thematic analysis as well as with the theories of seeing “cinema as a mirror” and the way that the society and people of Hong Kong as a whole are reflected and identified in these films. From this it can be seen that the handover and themes closely related to it is recurring throughout the films of this period, but also how society and major political events are reflected in cinema.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Hong Kong cinema, John Woo, Tsui Hark, handover, heroic bloodshed
National Category
Studies on Film
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-35261OAI: diva2:790137
Subject / course
Film Studies
Available from: 2015-02-23 Created: 2015-02-23 Last updated: 2015-02-23Bibliographically approved

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