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Rethinking Female Voice and the Ideology of Sound: A Study of Stanley Kwan's Film Center Stage (1992)
Film International
  • Li Guo, Utah State University
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Intellect
Publication Date
10-1-2012
DOI
10.1386/fint.10.4-5.72_1
Abstract
The article presents criticism on the film "Ruan Lingyu" ("Center Stage"), focusing on director Stanley Kwan's depiction of the female voice in terms of a feminist analysis of the body and voice of Ruan Lingyu, the silent film actress whose life is the focus of the film. Kwan's use of sound editing is highlighted, and special attention is paid to actress Maggie Cheung's portrayal of Ruan. Other topics include Ruan's suicide and China's transition to sound motion pictures.
Citation Information
“Rethinking Female Voice and the Ideology of Sound: A Study of Stanley Kwan’s Film Center Stage (1992).” Film International 3 (2012): 72-81.