Hong Kong Babylon : An Insider's Guide to the Hollywood of the East Paperback
Hong Kong cinema embraces a wide spectrum of films, from mystical ghost stories set in a fabled past to the physical pyrotechnics of Jackie Chan and the violent urban-crime dramas of John Woo.
This is a study of a world in which actors risk their lives performing life-threatening stunts and explosive feats of martial arts; in which producers are part of triads and will resort to murder to secure a deal or obtain an actor for a film.
The book also sets out to show the the aesthetic of Hong Kong films has influenced Western film-makers - most particularly, Quentin Tarantino.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, 16pp black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 23/06/1997
- Category: Films, cinema
- ISBN: 9780571190409