Proceedings of the 2018 International Workshop on Education Reform and Social Sciences (ERSS 2018)

A Look into the Globalization of the Film Industries Through the Lens of Kung Fu Films

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Duolai Xing
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Duolai Xing
Available Online January 2019.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/erss-18.2019.7How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Kung Fu, globalization, Hollywood, genres.
Abstract

This research project in film studies focuses specifically on the action film as a genre and historical developments. This research considers not only a historical perspective but also broader cinematic themes, including the role of the hero, masculinity, foreignness, special effects, and character development, with a specific focus on the Kung Fu genre. It seems most likely that satisfying a global audience does not require a hero who has all characteristics favored by different audiences; instead, adjusting elements of story lines and characterizations to reflect audiences with different backgrounds will enable stronger audience identification, as well as box office performance. It has become clear that there are differences between narratives and characterizations of Kung Fu heroes in movies targeted at American audiences and Chinese audiences; this information can help film productions’ target audience strategies.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 International Workshop on Education Reform and Social Sciences (ERSS 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
January 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-664-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/erss-18.2019.7How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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