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  1. Thriller focuses on HK wheeler-dealing

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com The back-door deals of Hong Kong's rich and powerful get the cinematic treatment in a financial thriller by first-time writer Derek Ting- who researched the script by partying with bankers in Central. Ting also befriended m ...

  2. Focus groups

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung vanessa.yung@scmp.com Capturing images for the family album is a breeze using digital formats. But as many keen parents are discovering, they may not be able to find a satisfactory image among 100 snaps taken, and shooting with a high-end cam ...

  3. Director Johnnie To switches from gangster films to focus on contemporary HK life... and greed

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin For diehard fans of 1980s and 1990s Hong Kong cinema, the 'Hong Kong movie' has been all but dead for many years. With increasing budget/scope, mainland influence and international aspirations, locally produced films have lost that kinet ...

  4. Crisis brings sharp focus

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... key, though, is still to focus on the customer's long-term objectives and to realise that people's risk appetite can be very changeable in a period of instability.' Steel ...

  5. Film focus

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai It's been a good year for veteran director Ann Hui On-wah. Having been named best director at the Hong Kong Film Awards for last year's The Way We Are, Hui has followed up with Night and Fog, an exploration of working-class struggles ...

  6. Doctor shifts focus to help needy

    Posted Apr 25th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... want to contribute more to society.' The NGO's mainland operations are focused on improving the welfare of children, especially those who are disabled, neglected and poor, Dr Chan ...

  7. Lensman gives beauty spots a different focus

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... A 128-page book featuring 200 pictures of 40 male Chinese nude models - some in full-frontal poses - will hit the shelves next month. Naturalize, by Arthur Mak Tze-fung, will also show Hong Kong's natural beauty, as the photographs were taken at more ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CINEMA

    Partnering with right producer key to young directors getting exposure at festivals

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

    ... as this would help it reach a wider market. "I try not to be narrow-minded and focus on one market," he said. Meanwhile, despite being a first-time director, Lau gathered an ensemble cast ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Reel partners

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by DARCY PAQUET

    ... and Shin won the top prize for Mother and a Guest. Shaw proposed a collaboration, Shin accepted. The two men focused on big-budget historical epics, with indoor scenes to be shot on sets in Hong ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TASTEMAKER

    Andrew Lau: the master multitasker

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

    ... that such elements as the plot, its focus on the brotherhood theme, its visual style and choice of end song all come from him. Lau was third choice as director, replacing Teddy Chen Tak-sum who himself had ... 'Do you mind if I change the storyline?' and he said, 'Well, if it's a good thing, why not?'" The Guillotines focuses on the last days of the secret squad of assassins ...




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