Goodbye, Dragon Inn


Nick Pinkerton

Publisher Fireflies Press

ISBN 9783981918670

Idea Code 21222


Is cinema really dead? As movie houses close and corporations dominate, the art form is at risk of changing beyond recognition. In this wide-ranging and elegiac essay, writer and film critic Nick Pinkerton takes a deep dive into Tsai Ming-liang’s 2003 film 'Goodbye, Dragon Inn', a modern classic haunted by the ghosts and portents of a culture in flux. The book is both a eulogy and a call to arms for cinema. The essay evokes a defiant sadness and ponders how it might be preserved amidst the tyranny of tiny screens and the banality of the bottom line. It is part of a Decadent Editions series of 10 books about 10 films.

240 p, ills bw, 10 x 15 cm, pb, English


$16.00


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