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posted on 01.08.2022, 16:00 authored by Michael Berry

Jia Zhangke on Jia Zhangke is an extended dialogue between film scholar Michael Berry and the internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker. Drawing from extensive interviews and public talks, this volume offers a portrait of Jia’s life, art, and approach to filmmaking. Jia and Berry’s conversations range from Jia’s childhood and formative years to extensive discussions of his major narrative films, including the classics Xiao Wu, Platform, The World, Still Life, and A Touch of Sin. Jia gives a firsthand account of his influences, analyzes the Chinese film industry, and offers his thoughts on subjects such as film music, working with actors, cinematography, and screenwriting. From industry and economics to art and politics, Jia Zhangke on Jia Zhangke represents the single most comprehensive document of the director’s candid thoughts on the art and challenges of filmmaking.

Funding

UCLA as part of the TOME initiative

History

Publication date

2022

ISBN (Print - Cloth)

9781478015499

ISBN (Print - Paper)

9781478018124

ISBN (Ebook For Sale)

9781478022732

ISBN (PDF)

9781478092605

Imprint Name

Sinotheory

Publisher Name

Duke University Press