Abbas, Ackbar, 76
Abbate, Carolyn, 245n55
“Achoo Cha Cha,” 98, 233n89
action heroes. See martial arts films
Air Hostess (Kongzhong xiaojie), 148, 179, 183
All- Consuming Love (Chang xiang si), 1, 66–67,
216, 219nn3–4
Altman, Rick, 8–10, 220n18, 220n28; on
diegetic role of music, 228n63; on sound
technology, 122
The American Film Musical (Altman), 220n19
American film musicals, 7–10, 165; backstage
plots in, 226n37; collective music- making
in, 106; female stars of, 12; goal of mar-
riage in, 8, 220n18; as normative model,
9, 220n19
American noir and crime films, 221n36
Amoy dialect films, 87–88, 90
Armand Duval (character), 201–2
Asaoka, Yukiji, 183
Asian Film Festival, 92, 179, 229n33
Au Revoir Mon Amour (Heri jun zai la), 206,
233n95, 246n3
Auslander, Philip, 225n27
“The Autumn Song,” 183
Bacall, Lauren, 221n36
Bai Guang, 70, 152, 228n68
Bai Hong, 13
Bai hua gongzhu (Flower Princess), 127–35,
238n60
Bai jin long (White Golden Dragon), 91
“The Ballad of the Wet Nurse,” 39–42, 44–45
Bao, Weihong, 16, 18
Bao lian deng (The Magic Lamp), 232n70
Barbie dolls, 140–41, 238n2
Barthes, Roland, 137, 202–3, 238n59
Beauty of Tokyo (Ying du yan ji), 103–4
Because of Her (Jiao wo ruhe bu xiang ta), 99,
147, 178, 180–81, 185
Belafonte, Harry, 191
Les Belles (Qian jiao bai mei), 165, 180, 229n33
Berry, Chris, 231n64
Between Tears and Smiles (Xin ti xiao yinyuan),
207
Biancorosso, Giorgio, 215–16
The Big Road (Da lu), 24–25, 54, 227n61
The Big Sleep, 221n36
birth of the songstress, 31–70; archetype of
feminine victimhood and, 61–70, 227n47,
227n49; crossover stars and, 43, 97–98;
discursive role of song and, 34, 53–55,
68–70, 228n66, 228nn63–64; expres-
sive functions and, 46–54; featuring of
song and music and, 35–38; gramophone
recordings and, 43–44, 67, 224n1; live per-
for mances at film premieres and, 38–44,
53; restaging of live per for mances and,
44–55, 58, 225nn27–28; as solo musical
performer, 32–33; sound and image tech-
nology in, 33–35, 44, 46, 219n144; Zhou
Xuan’s emergence and, 54–61
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