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After graduating from the Beijing Film Academy in 1982, directors like Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou transformed Chinese cinema with Farewell My Concubine, Yellow Earth, Raise the Red Lantern, and other international successes. Memoirs from the Beijing Film Academy tells the riveting story of this class of 1982, Chinaandrsquo;s famous andquot;Fifth Generationandquot; of filmmakers. It is the first insiderandrsquo;s account of this renowned cohort to appear in English. Covering these directorsandrsquo; formative experiences during Chinaandrsquo;s tumultuous Cultural Revolution and later at the Beijing Film Academy, Ni Zhenandmdash;who was both their screenwriter and teacherandmdash;provides unique insights into the origins of the Fifth Generationandrsquo;s creativity. Drawing on his personal knowledge and interviews conducted especially for this volume, Ni Zhen demonstrates the diversity of the Fifth Generation. He comments on the breadth of styles and themes explored by its members and introduces a range of male and female directors, cinematographers, and production designers famous in China but less well-known internationally. The book contains vivid descriptions of the production processes of two pioneering filmsandmdash;One and Eight and Yellow Earth.

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Presents for the first time in English and in-depth account of the origins of China's famous "Fifth Generation" of filmmakers.

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Cultivating Film-makers offers a timely consideration of both the history and the current challenges facing practice-based film education. Film schools have been about the cultivation of the film-maker as a cultural activist an artist or even as an intellectual; the fostering of creativity and innovation relevant to particular material, technological and industrial circumstances; and the promotion of the broader social importance of film and television in relation to critical and imaginative engagement, communication and education, representation and self-determination. This book offers a timely consideration of both the history and the current challenges facing practice-based film education, providing both history and provocations for the future of film schools. Written by two long-standing educators in cinema, this is an indispensable read for both film teachers and students alike.

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A timely consideration of both the history and the current challenges facing practice-based film training, Educating Film-Makers is the first book to examine the history, impact, and significance of film education in Britain, Europe, and the United States. Film schools, the authors show, have historically focused on the cultivation of the filmmaker as a cultural activist, artist, or intellectual – fostering creativity and innovation. But more recently a narrower approach has emerged, placing a new emphasis on technical training for the industry. The authors argue for a more imaginative engagement and understanding of the broader social importance of film and television, suggesting that critical analysis and production should be connected. Examining current concerns facing practice-based film education in the digital era, this book is indispensable for film teachers and students alike. 

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-223) and index.

About the Author

Ni Zhen is a consultant to the Shanghai Film and TV Company and Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Theater Academy. He was Professor of Art Direction and Professor of Film Theory at the Beijing Film Academy, where he taught from 1980 to 2000. He has written screenplays for films including Raise the Red Lantern and Blush.

Chris Berry is Associate Professor in the Program in Film Studies and the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Note on Authors

Introduction

Duncan Petrie and Rod Stoneman

Part One: The Development of Film Schools in Europe and North America

Duncan Petrie

Continental Film Schools: A Brief History of the ‘National Conservatoire

American University Film Schools: A Changing Relationship with Hollywood

Part Two: British Film Schools

Duncan Petrie

The ‘Official State Institution: The National Film and Television School

The Private Institution: The London Film School

The Art School: The Royal College of Art

Beyond London: The Struggle for a Scottish Film School

Part Three: Provocations

Rod Stoneman

Prologue

The Cultural Identity

The Academic and the Creative

The Ethics of the Sign

The Theories We Need

Digital Examination

Towards a Different Future

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822329701
Author:
Ni, Zhen
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Translator:
Berry Chris
Author:
Chow, Rey
Author:
Harootunian, Harry
Author:
Stoneman, Rod
Author:
Berry, Chris
Author:
Petrie, Duncan
Author:
Masao Miyoshi
Location:
Durham
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Motion pictures -- China.
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Teaching Methods & Materials - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Asia-Pacific: Culture, Politics, and Society
Series Volume:
vol. 2
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
88 bandw photos
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Presents for the first time in English and in-depth account of the origins of China's famous "Fifth Generation" of filmmakers.
"Synopsis" by ,
Cultivating Film-makers offers a timely consideration of both the history and the current challenges facing practice-based film education. Film schools have been about the cultivation of the film-maker as a cultural activist an artist or even as an intellectual; the fostering of creativity and innovation relevant to particular material, technological and industrial circumstances; and the promotion of the broader social importance of film and television in relation to critical and imaginative engagement, communication and education, representation and self-determination. This book offers a timely consideration of both the history and the current challenges facing practice-based film education, providing both history and provocations for the future of film schools. Written by two long-standing educators in cinema, this is an indispensable read for both film teachers and students alike.
"Synopsis" by ,
A timely consideration of both the history and the current challenges facing practice-based film training, Educating Film-Makers is the first book to examine the history, impact, and significance of film education in Britain, Europe, and the United States. Film schools, the authors show, have historically focused on the cultivation of the filmmaker as a cultural activist, artist, or intellectual – fostering creativity and innovation. But more recently a narrower approach has emerged, placing a new emphasis on technical training for the industry. The authors argue for a more imaginative engagement and understanding of the broader social importance of film and television, suggesting that critical analysis and production should be connected. Examining current concerns facing practice-based film education in the digital era, this book is indispensable for film teachers and students alike. 
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-223) and index.
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