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eBook Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography, and Criticism ePub

by Ken Hanke

  • ISBN: 0786419210
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: Ken Hanke
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McFarland; New edition edition (March 8, 2004)
  • Pages: 270
  • ePub book: 1471 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1619 kb
  • Other: lrf mbr lit docx
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 376

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Ken Hanke's book is and excellent source of Chan movie history. This is the definitive book on Charlie Chan. Criticism, insight and history by Ken Hanke, one of the leading writers in the field today. Also profusely illustrated

Ken Hanke's book is and excellent source of Chan movie history. Also profusely illustrated. If you are a Chan fan, this is the book you must have.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. From his primitive nonseries beginnings through the well known Fox series of 44 films (1931-1949), here is the complete history of famous film detective Charlie Chan. Start by marking Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography, and Criticism as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read.

Charlie Chan Carries On is a 1931 American pre-Code mystery film directed by Hamilton MacFadden and starring Warner Oland, John Garrick . Hanke, Ken. Charlie Chan at the Movies: History, Filmography, and Criticism.

Charlie Chan Carries On is a 1931 American pre-Code mystery film directed by Hamilton MacFadden and starring Warner Oland, John Garrick and Marguerite Churchill. It is the very first appearance of Warner Oland as Charlie Chan. Part of the long-running Charlie Chan series, it was based on the 1930 novel of the same title by Earl Derr Biggers.

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A series of movies also featured Chan, beginning with Charlie Chan Carries On (1931), in which he was played by Warner Oland (1880–1938). Later, Sidney Toler (1874–1947) took on the role. Charlie Chan has never been portrayed by an Asian actor. For More Information. Berlin, Howard M. The Charlie Chan Film Encyclopedia. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1999. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1989. Mitchell, Charles P. A Guide to Charlie Chan Films.

Charlie Chan At The Movies: History, Filmography & Criticism" by Ken Hanke .

Earl Derr Biggers is most-famous for his Charlie Chan mystery novels and the 60+ feature films starring the Chinese-American Honolulu-based detective in a wide range of exotic venues, such as Hollywood, London, Rio, Paris, Egypt, and Shanghai. Biggers lived in San Marino, California (near Pasadena), and died there 5 April 1933 after a heart attack suffered in Palm Springs.

From his primitive nonseries beginnings through the well known Fox series of 44 films (1931–1949), here is the complete history of famous film detective Charlie Chan.

The films are presented in chronological order, with full cast and credits, synopses and evaluations. Biographical details on the three most famous screen Chans—Warner Oland, Sidney Toler, and Roland Winters—and background information on series directors and supporting players, insights into the making of the films, and the full story of the abrupt halt in 1949 as well as an array of the detective’s aphorisms (or Chan-o-grams) are included. Numerous photos throughout.

Comments

Nagis Nagis
This is a fine book that would have really served a nice purpose in the 80s and early 90s. Thankfully with the advent of IMDb and the internet, much of the information (plot synopsis, cast lists, etc) is found elsewhere and in a much quicker manner. What this is really missing, as are all Chan books, is really a narrative. As a reader, I'd like to hear details about the scripts, production challenges, anecdotes about the principal players, etc. It's likely too late for much of this now as nearly everyone from the series has long-since passed, but I'm sure there is much information available via other sources and the Fox archives. You know it's problematic when you learn more about the making of the films from a 10-minute DVD bonus feature than you do from a whole book. The one area this book shines is in the criticism. The author nicely analyzes, in detail, the filmmaking itself, artistic choices, etc.
Dianantrius Dianantrius
For those seeking to separate wheat from chaff among the 44 Chan films Ken Hanke has provided us with the clear winner published to date. He tags 20 as being superior in this "whodunit genre" and goes on to make his cases in chronological order with full cast and credits, synopses and evaluations (even taking into account Charlie's Number One Son Keye Luke who truly enriches the manuscript with his insights). Under the scrutiny of Hanke's entertaining and equally skillful analysis we are offered the inside track on all things Warner Oland, Sidney Toler and Roland Winters (and even later knock-offs of Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto and Boris Karloff as Mr. Wong). And if you were ever under the impression that the sun rose and set on only one of these characters, I think you will find yourself in for a pleasant surprise!

+ Background info. on all series directors and supporting players.
+ Insights into the making of all Charlie Chan films.
+ The full story of why the series was brought to a halt in 1949.
+ An array of of the famous "Chan-o-grams".
+ Guilty parties are not disclosed in the book, keeping suspense
intact if you are watching films for the first time.
+ Numerous B & W classic studio photos.

As nothing more than a film fan from those thrilling Saturday matinees of yesteryear with no personal connection to author Ken Hanke, I heartily recommend this book as the perfect companion to one of the Charlie Chan remastered and digital film collections. Brace yourself for hours of thrilling and wholesome family entertainment!
Ynye Ynye
Realistically priced and full of the same info as the Charles Mitchell book from 1999 which is still being offered for $75.00. Publisher has a lot of nerve. Ken Hanke's book is and excellent source of Chan movie history. For those who enjoy the movies for what they are ( good who-dunits) the books add to the viewing enjoyment.
Bladebringer Bladebringer
Primarily a synopsis of each Charlie Chan movie. If that is what you want, this is the book for you. If you want related behind the scenes history -- not so much. Its short and rather superficial.
Jum Jum
this thing is a must for any fan. it really is well done. many have mentioned the ratings given by ken hanke are abysmal, but I say to you they add that extra kick to the book. As you read you find yourself totally disagreeing with Ken and other times you think he's in your head as he critiques the different chapters. Of all the chan books I have (I'm only missing one) this one is my favourite.
Kann Kann
Compare this book to the Charlie Chan Encycopedia by Howard Berlin, and this book wins out. Hanke gives in-depth information on each Charlie Chan film including a complete synopsis of the story, reviews, commentary, and actually includes a photo from each film, something the Berlin book failed to do. Nor does it wander off the subject as did the Berlin book.
The paperback edition is $35. That may still be a little high, but if you're a fan of the Charlie Chan films, this book delivers the goods and is what you want.
Konetav Konetav
I've been wanting this book for a while. I'm a huge fan of the Charlie Chan movie series (For which I have all that are available). Ken Hanke was an expert on the series and the novels by Earl Derr Biggers.
This is the definitive book on Charlie Chan. Criticism, insight and history by Ken Hanke, one of the leading writers in the field today. Also profusely illustrated. If you are a Chan fan, this is the book you must have. (Oh...that 'list of killers' thing. Hands up everyone who wants to know who the killer is in a movie before they've seen it.)