ABSTRACTBrokeback Mountain not only differs from most other Westerns by mixing in melodrama, but also uses a very specifically Chinese form of melodrama known as the “family ethics” film. Furthermore, it also draws on another regional subcultural tradition —comics produced for and by straight women but about love between two young men.
The Chinese Side of the Mountain
CHRIS BERRY is Professor of Film and Television Studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London and the author, with Mary Farquhar, of China on Screen: Cinema and Nation (Columbia University Press / Hong Kong University Press, 2006).
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Chris Berry; The Chinese Side of the Mountain. Film Quarterly 1 March 2007; 60 (3): 32–37. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2007.60.3.32
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