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In Evans Chan's latest documentary Datong: the Great Society (2011) on the life of would-be Qing Dynasty reformer Kang Youwei and his daughter Kang Tongbi in China, the United States and in exile in Sweden the device of theatrical performance is foregrounded, as it has often been in other documentary films by Chan. To those less familiar with Chan's signature style the decision to employ stage actors rather than film actors, and to eschew the typical drama-documentary's recourse to mimetic pictorial realism can defamiliarize. In this essay it will be argued that the notions of performance and theatricality that permeate much of this auteur director's work, are congruent with both his film-making aesthetic and his intellectual pre-occupations.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Asian Cinema : A Publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2014|
|Event||Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference 2012 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
Duration: 1 Mar 2012 → 1 Mar 2012
- form and reform
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Critical Investigation of Stage-to-screen and Screen-to-stage Adaptation Discourses: An Analysis of Key Terms and Practices (舞臺—電影與電影—舞臺改編研究：關鍵詞及實踐分析)
INGHAM, M. A., AITKEN, I. & KNUTZEN, B.
1/01/13 → 30/06/14
Project: Grant Research