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Chinese Film is the first book to deal with film in the People's Republic of China since the cultural revolution ended. Throughout the book, the editor has expertly selected articles and interviews with filmmakers which will give western readers a reasonable view of how films are made, and their impact in contemporary China. Indeed, the interviews themselves capture the atmosphere that pervades the industry. The filmmakers come from a wide range of experience and interest, yet all agree that Chinese film is at an aesthetic breakthrough. Besides examining the current state of the film industry, Semsel includes works from the best young Chinese film scholars. He also covers film education, financing, distribution, exhibition, and more.
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