Asian Cinema: A Field Guide by Tom Vick

Asian Cinema is a book by Tom Vick, published in 2007, that chronicles the history of cinema in various regions in Asia throughout the years. This is an (arguably) complete list of the films mentioned in the book for easy identification purposes.

Part One: The Old Guard
China: Tradition and Resistance (#1-76)
Japan: Cinema of Extremes (77-266)
India: All That and then Some (267-355)

Part Two: Postwar Booms
Hong Kong: The Fine Art of Popular Cinema (356-459)
Korea: Rising from the Ashes of History (460-575)

Part Three: Recent Arrivals
Iran: A Continuing Conversation (576-634)
Taiwan: The Little Island that Could (635-678)

Part Four: New Players
South and Southeast Asia: Coming Into Focus
Bangladesh (679 & 680)
Bhutan (681 & 682)
Cambodia (683-685)…

  • The Big Road

    1

  • Spring Silkworms

    2

  • Torrent

    3

  • Street Angel

    4

  • Center Stage

    5

  • The Spring River Flows East

    6

  • Spring in a Small Town

    7

  • Woman Basketball Player No. 5

    8

  • Two Stage Sisters

    9

  • The Red Detachment of Women

    10

  • One And Eight

    11

  • Yellow Earth

    12

  • Red Sorghum

    13

  • Farewell My Concubine

    14

  • Ju Dou

    15

  • The Big Parade

    16

  • King of the Children

    17

  • Life on a String

    18

  • Temptress Moon

    19

  • The Emperor and the Assassin

    20

  • Together

    21

  • Raise the Red Lantern

    22

  • The Story of Qiu Ju

    23

  • To Live

    24

  • Shanghai Triad

    25

  • Keep Cool

    26

  • Not One Less

    27

  • The Road Home

    28

  • Happy Times

    29

  • Hero

    30

  • House of Flying Daggers

    31

  • Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles

    32

  • Curse of the Golden Flower

    33

  • On the Hunting Ground

    34

  • The Horse Thief

    35

  • The Blue Kite

    36

  • Springtime in a Small Town

    37

  • Tea-Horse Road Series: Delamu

    38

  • The Go Master

    39

  • Beijing Bastards

    40

  • The Square

    41

  • Sons

    42

  • East Palace, West Palace

    43

  • Seventeen Years

    44

  • I Love You

    45

  • Green Tea

    46

  • The Days

    47

  • Frozen

    48

  • So Close to Paradise

    49

  • Suzhou River

    50

  • Purple Butterfly

    51

  • Summer Palace

    52

  • Weekend Lover

    53

  • Beijing Bicycle

    54

  • Drifters

    55

  • Shanghai Dreams

    56

  • Xiao Shan Going Home

    57

  • Pickpocket

    58

  • Platform

    59

  • Unknown Pleasures

    60

  • The World

    61

  • Still Life

    62

  • Pirated Copy

    63

  • Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks

    64

  • Welcome to Destination Shanghai

    65

  • Uniform

    66

  • Shower

    67

  • Green Hat

    68

  • Electric Shadows

    69

  • Devils on the Doorstep

    70

  • Blind Shaft

    71

  • Dingjunshan

    72

  • Yang Ban Xi: The 8 Modelworks

    73

  • Butterfly Smile

    74

  • Seafood

    75

  • Cell Phone

    76

  • I Was Born, But...

    77

  • A Page of Madness

    78

  • The Neighbor's Wife and Mine

    79

  • A Story of Floating Weeds

    80

  • An Inn in Tokyo

    81

  • Late Spring

    82

  • Good Morning

    83

  • Floating Weeds

    84

  • Tokyo Story

    85

  • Osaka Elegy

    86

  • Sisters of the Gion

    87

  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

    88

  • The 47 Ronin

    89

  • Ugetsu

    90

  • The Crucified Lovers

    91

  • Drunken Angel

    92

  • Stray Dog

    93

  • Rashomon

    94

  • Ikiru

    95

  • Seven Samurai

    96

  • High and Low

    97

  • Dersu Uzala

    98

  • Kagemusha

    99

  • Yojimbo

    100