Andrew Lau And Alan Mak's Infernal Affairs - The Trilogy
by Marchetti, Gina
About This Book
The 2002 Hong Kong movie Infernal Affairs served as the source of inspiration for Martin Scorsese's 2006 Academy Award-winning film, The Departed. It was the first time that an American film based on a Hong Kong production swept the Academy Awards by winning four top prizes.
The original film has received journalistic, popular and corporate notice but little vigorous critical attention. In this book, Gina Marchetti explores the way this example of Hong Kong's cinematic eclecticism has crossed borders as a story, a commercial product and a work of art; and has had an undeniable impact on current Hong Kong cinema. Moreover, she uses this trilogy to highlight the way Hong Kong cinema continues to be inextricably intertwined with global film culture and the transnational movie market.
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