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  1. Public favours art critic as culture chief, poll shows

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Arts critic Ada Wong Ying-kay is the public's favourite to be the city's first culture minister- but those who supported her are likely ... respondents favoured Wong, an early favourite for the post, out of the three candidates mentioned as possible heads of Leung's proposed culture bureau. Undersecretary for home affairs Florence ...

  2. Critics round on 'outsider' tipped to run culture bureau

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Prominent figures in the cultural and creative industries have come out strongly against appointing as culture minister an outsider who has ... was Danny Yung Ning-tsun, a board member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. He helped chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying draft his culture platform during the election campaign. ...

  3. Come Drink With Me

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A 19-year-old Chen Pei Pei (left) was cast as renowned martial artist Golden Swallow, the heroine in this tale of kidnapping and deceit. Even today, the King Hu-directed movie is thought to be one of the greatest martial arts films made, as it effortlessl ...

  4. Farewell to the younger god of Canto culture

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Ip and Christy Choi With the death of Ricky Hui Koon-ying, 65, on Tuesday, Hong Kong bid farewell to one-third of the Hui brothers trio, collectively regarded as giants of Hong Kong pop culture. Yet individually each was distinct. Sam Hui Koon-kit, the youngest, was known as 'the god of Canto-pop' for his looks and lyrics in the 1960s and 70s pop scene otherwise ...

  5. Cultural Council puts art and soul into fellowships

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Edited by Kobi Chan Asian Cultural Council annual fellowship awards presentation Where: Hong Kong Arts Centre When: November 9 What: The Asian Cultural Council announced fellowships for 18 art specialists to allow them to pursue further studies, research and artistic collaborations. Who: At the ceremony were William Lo, Susanna Chung, Jay Shaw, Gloria Wong and Catherine Lau. ...

  6. Q. So you think you know pop culture...

    Posted Jun 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Scottish actress Clare Grogan enjoyed a string of hits with which 1980s pop band? 2. Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing and Tony Leung Chiu-wai travel to which country in Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together (1997)? 3. Actor Richard E. Grant was born in which landl ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film review: $upercapitalist

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Teh

    ... quickly taken under the wings of Quentin Wong (Darren E. Scott), an Eurasian colleague who says things like "Out here, stealth wealth is a must" and "We drink the best, drive ... primarily to add "exotic" elements for viewers who are native English speakers, rather than help provide a genuine air of cultural authenticity to the Hong Kong part of the film. Yvonne ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Preview: Shaolin Fez at Fringe Club

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by ROBYN LYNAM

    ... Hall, University of Hong Kong, tonight, 6.30pm, admission is free but donations welcome. Fringe Club Cabaret Theatre, 7.30pm, 9.30pm, HK$100 for one show and one drink. Inquiries: 2521 7251. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CINEMA

    Fund fails young movie makers, says Hong Kong film community amid calls for overhaul

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to measure the value of a film." Documentary filmmaker Tammy Cheung Hung said documentaries also had a market and got theatrical releases. "They also showcase Hong Kong culture and a local cultural identity in a more direct way," she said. "The Film Development Fund only supports feature films, but it should include more categories of films in future." Films entering ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Golden age of Hong Kong movies long gone

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Ailing film industry needs financial help from government Last year, Perry Lam wrote a book titled Once A Hero: The Vanishing Hong Kong Cinema. In it he explains why the Hong Kong film industry is in decline. Many of the city's film directors, such a ...




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