Goodbye, Dragon Inn

Goodbye, Dragon Inn is an essay written by film critic, Nick Pinkerton.

In the first title of the Decadent Editions series, Nick Pinkerton explores an important question: Is cinema really dying? As movie houses close and corporations dominate, the art form is at risk of changing beyond recognition. In this wide-ranging and elegiac essay, Nick Pinkerton reflects upon Tsai Ming-liang’s 2003 film Goodbye, Dragon Inn, a modern classic haunted by the ghosts and portents of a culture in flux.

About the film
In an old Taipei movie theatre, on the eve of a ‘temporary closing’, King Hu’s 1967 wuxia classic Dragon Inn plays to a dwindling audience. Lonely souls cruise the aisles for companionship while two actors from Hu’s film watch themselves writ large, perhaps for the last time.


Written by Nick Pinkerton
Published by Fireflies Press
Language: English,
Format: Softcover, 240 pages
ISBN-13: 9783981918670
Publication Date: March 2021