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Johnnie To Kei-Fung's PTU
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This book tells about an underappreciated noir masterpiece by one of Hong Kong's most prolific and commercially successful directors. Johnnie To Kei-fung has been called "the poet of post-1997 and the economic savior of the Hong Kong film industry" for an extraordinary range of films produced during some of Hong Kong cinema's most difficult years.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Series Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1: Introducing the Film; Introducing Johnnie — ‘One of Our Own’
  2. pp. 1-34
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  1. 2: ‘Into the Perilous Night’ — Police and Gangsters in the Hong Kong Mean Streets
  2. pp. 35-64
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  1. 3: ‘Expect the Unexpected’ — PTU’s Narrative and Aesthetics
  2. pp. 65-106
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  1. 4: The Coda: What’s the Story? —Morning Glory!
  2. pp. 107-126
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 127-130
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  1. Appendix: An interview with Johnnie To
  2. pp. 131-142
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  1. Credits
  2. pp. 143-146
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 147-150
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