David Bordwell on Motion Emotion: The Art of the Martial Arts Film

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 34 minutes

Series - Higher Learning

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Distinguished film scholar and author of the essential Planet Hong Kong, David Bordwell presents this illustrated talk on the dynamic cinematic language of martial-arts cinema and its evolution throughout the genre's nearly hundred-year history.

Guest Biography

    • David Bordwell
    • Renowned film scholar and film historian David Bordwell has written numerous books on the history and aesthetics of film, most recently Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (second edition), The Way Hollywood Tells It, Poetics of Cinema, and Pandora's Digital Box: Films, Files, and the Future of Movies. He is the Jacques Ledoux Emeritus Professor of Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he won a Distinguished Teaching Award. With his wife Kristin Thompson he is the author of Film Art: An Introduction and Film History: An Introduction. He maintains a website at www.davidbordwell.net, where he and Thompson write a weekly blog on films and film culture.