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  1. FILM (1948)

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... for greed to turn their success into a nightmare of disastrous proportions. Huston directed other films with the theme of a disparate group on a search for wealth- The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The Man Who Would Be King (1975)- but whose best efforts are always fated to end in catastrophe. Here it is no different. The film won three Oscars: Huston won two, for best ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723940/film-1948
  2. FILM (1961)

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... graphic movie culture, the Shanghai Animation Film Studio embarked on its most ambitious project: a two-part feature-length fantasy featuring the mischievous monkey king, Sun Wukong (below left ... brothers (Laiming, Guchan, Chaochen and Dihuan), artists who established China's fledgling animated film industry in the 1920s, drew a prototype of the primate for the country's first ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713816/film-1961
  3. Furry film stars step into the limelight to delight animal lovers

    Posted Apr 18th 2010, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Every year a number of pet films make it to the big screen, but how true-to-life are these furry film stars? Here's a look at some pet movies that have caused many ... an adaptation of a 1987 Japanese film about a faithful dog that walks his owner to and from the train station every day. Even after the owner's death, Hachiko returns to the train station every day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/711676/furry-film-stars-step-limelight-delight-animal-lovers
  4. FILM (1946)

    Posted Apr 25th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... with childhood sweetheart Wilma (Cathy O'Donnell, above with Russell). The film intertwines the plots and personages skilfully, weaving an intimate yet epic tale that relates to both individual ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712425/film-1946
  5. FILM (1985)

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... The Founding of a Republic, but once upon a time co-director Huang Jianxin was among the most daringly subversive of the young filmmakers to burst on the mainland's film scene in the relative ... to uncover anything of substance, but eventually causes financial loss to the plant. The film shines a brilliant light on the inefficacy of a paranoid system whose hypersensitivity to non-existent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703208/film-1985
  6. FILM (1966)

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... by the second world war epic Sons of the Good Earth (1965). Though elements of both can be found in Come Drink With Me (1966), the film was a breakthrough that marked Hu as one of Hong Kong cinema's outstanding auteurs, and heralded a new era of action cinema. The considerable technical resources of the all-conquering Shaw Brothers Studio were used to maximum effect in the film, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702130/film-1966
  7. FILM (1931)

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff A Spray of Plum Blossoms Ruan Lingyu, Jin Yan, Wang Cilong Director: Bu Wancang The preservation of Chinese silent films has been so dismal that, among movie buffs, the few ... literary scope and cross-cultural currents reflect the international ambitions of the then-fledgling Shanghai film industry. The script's source material is The Two Gentlemen of Verona but set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700399/film-1931
  8. FILM (1960)

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... in the late 17th century, nobody could have foreseen that the resulting Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio (aka Strange Tales of Liaozhai) would become an influential source for 20th-century films ... understanding of Hsiao Chien and her grandmother. As the latter, Tang verges on the terrifying and is the only cast member capable of stealing the spotlight from Loh. The film was the first Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693700/film-1960
  9. FILM (1979)

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Xiao Hua ('Little Flower') because of her resemblance to the eponymous title character of the 1979 film (who Chen herself played). More recently, National Day celebrations saw the box office success of another movie with a Xiao Hua connection, Founding of a Republic. The film is anchored by the impersonation of Mao by Tang Guoqiang, an actor who rose to stardom as Xiao ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695704/film-1979
  10. Taiwanese groups seek boycott of Jackie Chan film in 'freedom' row

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Kun-cheng, a Democratic Progressive Party candidate in the year-end Taipei county council election. Tearing down and trampling several posters advertising Chan's new film, Shinjuku Incident, Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677616/taiwanese-groups-seek-boycott-jackie-chan-film-freedom-row

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