Action！ A Research on the New Generation Film Directors after 2000 in Taiwan
|Keywords:||電影導演;行動者;社會行動;結構;臺灣電影產業;Film directors;Subject;Social actions;Structure;Taiwan film industry||Issue Date:||2011||Abstract:||
"Winds of September", "Orz Boyz", "Cape No.7" were among the most popular Taiwanese films released in 2008. All three directors of these films are so-called ‘rookie directors’ who had never made feature film before. Some data revealed that there are continuously young directors making their debut film every year in Taiwan and the number has been increasing since 2004. Why were these rookie directors willing to join an industry which is considered to be unsound and under decline? This study is an attempt to analyze this worth noting phenomenon from a new angle different to the previous researches.
This study proposes an analysis from the perspective of the Subject and regards these fresh directors as social agents. Both the subjective and objective aspects of the case directors’ actions are collected and analyzed. On the one hand, this study tries to present the external environment and the internal subjectivity which made them keep staying in and moving around in the film industry or insist on their actions. On the other hand, to review the history of the development of recent Taiwanese films, and to explain the reason of fresh directors rising in such a short time, and the effects they caused.
As the results, the agency of film directors may be derived from their instrumental reason or value reason, so they would overcome the insufficiency of objective conditions and completed their first film. Besides, a film director has to go through all the phases of film-making, including learning, training, fund raising, production, distribution, and exhibition. By observing the movement of these directors, it can be concluded that while there is no sufficient external support at any one of the phases, the directors would either move to other fields or stay on and struggle against the predicament. The study is expected to give the Authority policy suggestions and researchers base and reference for further study and finally, to raise the importance of human resources in film industry.
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