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  1. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Martial arts epic The Grandmaster scoops 12 prizes at Hong Kong Film Awards

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Way We Dance an early winner at Film Awards Director Wong Kar-wai dominated the Hong Kong Film Awards last night, with his martial arts epic The Grandmaster scooping 12 prizes- including best film, best director and best actress. The film is inspired by the life of Ip Man- the mentor of legendary kung fu star Bruce Lee. But it missed out on the best ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Get reel: epics aren't the only films that deserve the big screen treatment

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:19pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... visible, so I'm sure many people become bored by what is an incredible sequence if they viewed it on a small screen. While epic films are the most obvious candidates for the big screen, many ... Yvonne Teh Yvonne Teh, Film Editor After Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity snatched seven Oscars earlier this month, a few friends were quick to tell me that they didn't think the film ...

  3. News - World - CINEMA

    Biblical film epic Noah banned from cinemas in Qatar, Bahrain and UAE

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Biblical epic Noah banned in three Arab countries Three Arab countries have banned the biblical film epic Noah because it supposedly contradicts Islam, and officials across much of the Muslim world are expected to follow suit. Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates told Hollywood giant Paramount last week that the film, starring Russell Crowe, ...

  4. News - China

    China blocks Hollywood epic 'Noah' from cinema release

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:35am by >Agence France-Presse

    ... there of biblical epic Noah, starring Russell Crowe, which has already been banned in several Muslim countries, a source said. Paramount Pictures tried to secure a release slot for the vast Chinese mainland market by stressing the film’s “environmental message” and special effects, the Los Angeles Times reported. But getting the Bible-based story past China’s cinematic gatekeepers was difficult, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    French cinematographer reflects on the years spent shooting an epic

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:18am by RACHEL MOK

    ... Rachel Mok Cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd has been nominated for an Oscar for his work on Wong Kar-wai's latest film, but feels the director has been overlooked, writes Rachel Mok Epic journey When French cameraman Philippe Le Sourd won a Golden Horse award for his work on Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster in Taipei last November, his acceptance speech noted ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Ned Benson's debut films are the same story from different points of view

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by James Mottram

    ... is now looking to begin again after such an epic film debut. Considering two options- an adaptation of a book he's been offered by the Weinstein Company and an original character piece set ... of Eleanor Rigby premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, the event was introduced by the festival organisers as an "unprecedented cinematic experience". ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    Fight star wants to knock out films' image of Asians

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:25am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott Fight star Cung Le wants to kick out the film industry's attitude towards Asians Cliches need not apply When Cung Le first turned to acting, he knew where to find ... arts star in the United States when he started picking up small parts as a sideline to his career in the ring, appearing in small-budget films at first, just testing the waters and, as he puts ...

  8. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    A case of last but not least for slavery epic

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 11:18am by NYT

    ... 'in shock' A case of last but not least for slavery epic The movie 12 Years A Slave went into the 71st Golden Globes with seven nominations, but was passed over again and again. It’s ... considered a key indicator for the Oscars. Matthew McConaughey won his first Golden Globe as lead actor in the film, as did his co-star Jared Leto for supporting actor. Cate Blanchett received ...

  9. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    China censors cut 40 minutes off science fiction epic Cloud Atlas

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 04:21pm by Ernest Kao

    ... State media censors will edit out a hefty 35-minutes of film from German science fiction drama Cloud Atlas before its release next week, Shanghai-based Dongfang Daily reported on Wednesday. The original film, based on the novel of the same name, spanned 172-minutes long for European and American markets but was cut to just 137 for its mainland version, according to the film ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Lesbian love epic 'Blue is the Warmest Colour' wins Cannes top prize

    Posted May 27th 2013, 08:42am by AFP

    ... won the top prize on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival in a watershed year for gay rights. An all-star jury at cinema’s top showcase led this year by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg crowned the graphically erotic coming-of-age story set in France and clocking in at an epic three hours. In an unusual step, Spielberg awarded the prize to Kechiche as well as the film’s two ...




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