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Hong Kong Babylon:
An Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of the East

by Barry Long, Fredric Dannen

ISBN 0786883596 / 9780786883592 / 0-7868-8359-6
Publisher Miramax Books
Language English
Edition Softcover
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By including a history of Hong Kong's movie industry; interviews with 31 leading filmmakers, actors, and actresses; plot summaries of some of the better and more influential Hong Kong films of the post-war period; and "recommended viewing" lists from 12 critics, Hong Kong Babylon provides a complete introduction to one of the world's fastest growing and most inventive filmmaking industries. It is especially charming and enlightening to read the discussions in which Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, John Woo, and Chow Yun Fat reflect on their industry in their sometimes stilted English, explaining far better than any Western critic could just what it is to be part of this frenetic business. [via]