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SCENE STEALERS

PUBLISHED : Friday, 31 January, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 31 January, 2003, 12:00am
 

Thanks to everyone who entered our Celestial Pictures Competition. Our winners - who each get a Shaw Brother's DVD - named the following as their favourite Hong Kong movie scenes:


- The World Of Suzie Wong, when William Holden walks past the Man Mo temple, turns left into Ladder Street and ? is suddenly in Wan Chai. Michiyo Matsuki


- The opening of Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, with the flight over Hong Kong harbour, if only for the shock of a nearly unrecognisable channel and the clarity of the air. If only they'd followed the shot through and made that thrilling right turn into the former Kai Tak Airport.Todd Lowe


- The nearly endless (15 minute?) chase scene in Life Is Cheap ? But Toilet Paper Is Expensive. I get tired just thinking about it. David Fox


- Enter The Dragon, with Bruce Lee's psychedelic mirror-clad maze. 'Destroy the image, and you will break the enemy.' Mark Panckhurst


- Chungking Express. The frantic rubber glove, clean and scrub, in the flat next to the escalator. Mike Atkin


- Infernal Affairs, when mafia boss (Eric Tsang Chi-wai) is questioned by the cop (Anthony Wong Chau-sang) at police headquarters. It's simply sizzling. Sharon Lau


- Jackie Chan in Drunken Master, when he was possessed by the female master of kung fu. Liang Tan


- Stephen Chiau Sing-chi's From Beijing With Love: 007, The God Of Cookery and Shaolin Soccer (below) were also mentioned in despatches. However, the best scenes are so deliciously complicated, SAR suggests readers rent the movies and see Hong Kong's greatest film geniuses for themselves.


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