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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ang Lee's Oscar shows Asian cinema has come of age

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The Taiwanese filmmaker competed against the likes of Steven Spielberg and won his second Oscar for best director for Life of Pi. While he was not the hands-down favourite, his victory ... than overwhelm it. The Oscar judges clearly recognised Lee not just for the film's technical virtuosity but for that most elemental of craft- storytelling. It's significant that Lee, ...

  2. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Bafta win boosts Oscar hunt for Ben Affleck's Argo

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Bafta win boosts Argo's Oscar hunt Iran hostage crisis drama Argo won the best film prize at Britain's Bafta awards in a further boost for US actor-director Ben Affleck's movie ahead of the Oscars later this month. At a celebrity-packed ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London, Affleck also won the best director award, highlighting ...

  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Iran boycotts Oscars in protest at 'Innocence of Muslims' film

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Iran boycotts Oscars over 'Innocence of Muslims' Iran is yanking its entry in the Oscars foreign film race because of the "intolerable insult" of the US-made anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims. Oscars organisers had not heard officially from Iranian authorities, after the announcement in Tehran by Culture Minister Mohammad ...

  4. The Olympics at the Oscars

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... of amazement from the Hollywood greats assembled at the Oscar Ceremony. The highest honour in Hollywood had gone to Chariots of Fire, a British movie set at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Producers have ... and Harold Abrahams were inspirational in many ways, and in 1981, Hollywood honoured their achievements with an Oscar. Questions 1 What is 'a gasp'? a) a loud laugh b) a sudden intake ...

  5. Film editing tool gets an Oscar

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Chan

    ... Margaret Chan Developed for digital video editing on a personal computer, Avid Liquid 7 offers the Swiss Army Knife-version of essential software programs to get the job done. It has a fully integrated video toolset: editing, audio, DVD authoring and effe ...

  6. Film editing tool gets an Oscar

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Chan

    ... MARGARET CHAN Product: Avid Liquid Price: $4,300 Pros: Delivers the smoothest capture, edit and finishing experience in the business Cons: Processing the multiple audio tracks may cause drop-outs during playback Developed for digital video editing on a pe ...

  7. Saddle up for the cowboy Oscars

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott tips Ang Lee's film to win at least two major gongs The curse of Hong Kong television has been lifted. TVB has wisely been allowed to screen this year's Oscars bash in its entirety- after rumours that the show would be cut short had some recalling the dark old days when local broadcasters thought nothing of ending soccer matches as they went into penalty ...

  8. News - China - FILM

    Django...finally unchained in mainland China, but flops on opening day

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:59pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Tarantino's Oscar-winning Western, opened in mainland theatres at the weekend to weak ticket sales, despite pent up demand and hype from months of red tape. A toned-down version of the film, with less ... and animated film The Croods . Django Unchained , which won two Oscars, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a plantation owner and Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who trains to become a bounty hunter during ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 23, 2012

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... libellous statements in its December 6 report. Wan was released earlier this month after almost 14 years in a Macau prison.   Chinese directors cut from Oscars shortlist Johnnie To Kei-fung and Chen ... and mainland filmmaker Chen's Caught in the Web- which tackles cyberbullying- were among 71 films being considered for an Oscar, but did not make it to the final nine contenders.   German poultry ...

  10. Bites for movie buffs

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Central, to give away five HK$200 dining vouchers. Simply give us your picks for the winners in five Oscar categories: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director and Best Animated Feature Film. Go to youngpost.polldaddy.com/s/oscar-predictions to enter the competition. Remember to click 'Finish Survey' when you're done. ...




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