GDCV1007
Hong Kong Cinema and Hong Kong Culture

GDCV1007
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1007 AF (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

Through watching and discussions of Hong Kong films selected by virtue of their relevance to three general aspects of Hong Kong culture (identity, cityscape, social structure), the cultural dialectics of Hong Kong will be explored. The emphases will be the interplays of form and content, and the mutual influence of film as a medium of expression and film as a cultural product. Students will see how Hong Kong Cinema reflects Hong Kong culture and how local culture and production environments at different times affect the messages, forms, and movements of Hong Kong Cinema. Comparisons to films from the West and other Asian countries may be drawn to position Hong Kong in the World.

What do the students say about this course?

修讀完後絕對是得益不少。我們現在常抱怨香港電影不濟云云,然而在80年代的香港電影,也就是這科目提及的電影,就是香港電影史上數一數二的經典作品。老師在堂上會教授一些電影史的專業知識,例如該代的電影風潮及指出電影中的拍攝技巧手法等等,同學能由此學習從另一種角度欣賞電影,而非只注重於內容的通俗吸引或特技效果…

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.