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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Second Sight: Wu Yen, starring Anita Mui Yim-fong

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Teh

    ... drama, Rouge (1988). But in movies such as The Greatest Lover (1988, in which she played an etiquette and grooming expert charged with turning Chow Yun-fat's character into a playboy) ... Wu Yen (2001), a production of To's Milkyway Image company, was the last of six movies on which To and Mui worked together. Milkyway's 17th production starred three actresses: Mui, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Ruiz's final directed movie full of surreal wit

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

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  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Second Sight: Mysterious Murderer

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... represented shifting popular and political trends. Fong was a relatively new face and in this, her fourth feature, scored a triumph that helped cement the top status she would retain for 140 movies ... Cinematheque. Part of the 100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies programme ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Second Sight: Nobody's Child

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... by fate. With Siao supported by such former Shanghai superstars as Wu, the Poh-helmed feature was something of a bridge between pre-PRC movie traditions and the new age about to dawn, ... that, making the HK Film Archive's new restoration a welcome guarantee that Nobody's Child will no longer be orphaned by movie enthusiasts. Nobody's Child, Mon, 3pm, HK City Hall; ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Film, Second Sight: 'Father Takes a Bride'

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... she radiates a demure yet chic aura that, like virtually every factor in the movie's success, precluded any chance of its mainland release. Paul Fonoroff Father Takes a Bride, Sat, 7pm, HK Film Archive, Oct 28, 2pm, Broadway Cinematheque. Part of the 100-Must-See Hong Kong movies programme ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Second sight: The Searchers

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by SEAN TIERNEY

    ... Iconic movie cowboy John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, a former Confederate soldier whose vitriolic hatred for Native Americans burns with repugnant intensity. Wayne conveys most of his character ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Thirty-year gap between screenings shows value of film preservation

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff thereview@scmp.com Beyond the Grave An illustration of the dire state of local movie preservation prior to the establishment of the Hong Kong Film Archive can be found in two ... luridness. The movie is a rare example of Doe's creativity while under contract to Shaw & Sons, a pre-Shaw Brothers studio that did so little to preserve its celluloid that its legacy ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Classic comedy captured spirit of Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... SECOND SIGHT: THE PRIVATE EYES Reviewed by Paul Fonoroff The Private Eyes One of my most memorable movie-going experiences in Hong Kong was also one of the earliest- a Christmas screening ... demise in the early 1970s, a time when Mandarin movies had become the norm and productions in Hong Kong's local dialect were deemed old-fashioned and box office poison. The Private Eyes, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Second Sight: 'The Major and the Minor'

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... than most of the adults. Movie buffs will find another source of joy in the then-contemporary entertainment world allusions, from Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer (stars of the films for which ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - SECOND SIGHT

    Second sight: Akira

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Teh

    ... on July 16, 1988 (the day that Akira was originally released in Japan). On that day in the movie, (old) Tokyo is destroyed by an explosion caused by the title character- whose name is first ...




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