Chinese and Science Fiction Movies Article Review by Top Papers

Chinese and Science Fiction Movies
A review of two articles on a Chinese movie and the use of the theremin in science fiction movies.
# 138465 | 1,000 words | 0 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Asian Studies (General) , Music Studies (General)

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The paper's first article deals with a Chinese movie, how it recreated the radio days in Hong Kong in the 1960s and how the composer created the mood music using some of the popular melodies of that era. The second article deals with the use of the eletronic instrument, the theremin, and how it was used in science fiction movies during the Golden Age of Science Fiction movies in the Hollywood of the 1950s.

From the Paper:

"The composer, Wong Kar Wai, has captured the essence of Hong Kong in the 1960s when it was a transient home away from China for many of its immigrants. The music for this film- which is set during the time of "radio days" is the sort of music the composer himself obviously listened to as a child in Hong Kong. As the author, Joanna C. Lee explains, all the traditional pingtan, Cantonese, Beijing and Zhejiang operas are historic recordings by legendary performers. One such performer, Tan Xin Pei actually was in one..."

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