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Post Script 17, 1 (fall): 6-27. Naremore, James. 1990. ” Film Quarterly 44, 1 (fall): 14-23. Silverman, Kaja. 1988. The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Thomas, Franqois. 1998. ” Positzf 449/450 (August): 6-10. Truffaut, Franqois. 1978. The Films of M y Lzfe. New York: Simon and Schuster. Williams, Raymond. 1981. Culture. London: Fontana. Wollen, Peter. 1969. Signs and Meaning in the Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Stringer concludes that Woo’s work needs to be seen in relation to events such as the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and the 1997 handover of Hong Kong in order to see how: Hong Kong action cinema is somewhat unique in its crisis-ridden logic precisely because it cannot provide the system within which any new masculinity can be reconsolidated. (40) Although the uneven global flow of media has made non-Western cinemas particularly marked by such genre hybridity due to the negotiation of Hollywood influence, hybridity is itself a hallmark of genre.
Eventually, as Barbara Klinger notes, “critics began to consider the relation of melodramatic form to ideology, without an exclusive emphasis on the director as enabler of critique” (1994: 20). Christine Gledhill states, for example, that, “through discovery of Sirk, a genre came into view” (cited in Klinger 1994: xii). For example, in 1978, when Laura Mulvey’s “Notes on Sirk and Melodrama” was published in Movie, it took a somewhat critical view of Paul Willemen’s earlier praise of Sirk for subverting the normatively conservative melodramatic form.