Modernist Chinese Film
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This paper discusses the Fifth Generation film of the People's Republic of China that has often been presented and analyzed as modernist when, in fact, it is more inclined to moralism. The films "Yellow Earth", "King of the Children" and "To Live" are examples that indicate a decade of work by film makers whose backgrounds and biographies are significant to what they produced. The paper concludes by stating that by assessing these works as 'Chinese modernism' misses its much more salient and intriguing features.
From the Paper:"The Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers is usually discussed with 1987 or 1989 given as the point as critical art films came to be tolerated by the Communist regime with Chen Kaige's Yellow Earth or `Hung Tun di' as reached the American market in 1988 held up as the pivotal production. (1984) In examining this film and also, King of the Children (1988) and To Live (1994), one sees that they can be assessed as modernist efforts, except for the unique environment of the People's Republic China, that..."
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