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  1. Nice visuals, confusing plot

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Rich in visual imagery but short on narrative coherence, The Sun Also Rises is another lacklustre entry by the Chinese New Wave directors who seem to have forgotten the virtue of simple storytelling in their blind pursuit of special effects. The film was shot in Yunnan 's Shangri-la and the Gobi Desert, and it boasts an endless parade of stunning landscapes. ...

  2. Clarence Tsui's festival picks

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... for the first time with The Ditch, an audacious account of how a group of political prisoners confronts horrifying conditions in a labour camp in the Gobi Desert in the 1950s. In Man With No Name, ...

  3. Cultural desert? Embrace it

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Hamish Mckenzie

    ... it seems obvious that the arts in Hong Kong need support- but they don't need untempered praise or over-defensiveness. Relatively speaking, Hong Kong is pretty much a cultural desert ...

  4. Hong Kong is not a cultural desert, David Tang says

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Hong Kong is not a cultural desert, says entrepreneur and author David Tang Wing-cheung, and he aims to prove his theory right by organising a series of cultural events, from ... there are many people who are very culture-sensitive,' says Tang, an art lover and cultural critic. 'I have always thought Hong Kong is actually not a cultural desert. The image has attached ...

  5. The Sun Also Rises

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... the action back 18 years to 1958 and the Gobi Desert, where most of the main characters in parts one to three come together in a way reminiscent of the idea of six degrees of separation. But by then, ...

  6. Q&A: Deserts Chang Xuan

    Posted Apr 17th 2010, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Lee Wing-sze Fans of acclaimed Taiwanese singer-songwriter Chiao An-pu, better known by her stage name Deserts Chang Xuan, finally got to see her live when she played a couple of concerts with her band Algae last week- her first performances in Hong Kong. A leading alternative musician on the Chinese pop scene, Chiao started out with the now-defunct rock band, Mango Runs. She later ...

  7. Half-baked desert adventure

    Posted Jul 10th 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... proves to be an adept director in his debut film. The exotic images of the Sahara desert- which were actually filmed in Morocco- are hauntingly beautiful. It's a shame that the filmmakers ...

  8. Arts oasis born in a cultural desert

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau

    ... didn't have the sort of deeply entrenched, in-your-face art scene I was used to. So I was more than ready to agree with the idea that Hong Kong was a cultural desert, a sentiment echoed by many ... would have guessed they all came about so quickly? In the 1960s and 1970s, Hong Kong was truly a cultural desert. There was no dedicated art school or art museum, or, for that matter, ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Mar 20th 2006, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Compiled by Jade Lee-Duffy Exhibitions Mongolia Vastness, Magnificence and Simplicity Marc Progin's photographs of his 7,500km bicycle journey across the Gobi Desert and Kanghai mountains. Today, 10am-noon, 3pm-5.30pm, The Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central. Inquiries: 2526 9215. Ends today On That Day, At That Moment Zeng Hao's paintings ...

  10. Nomad nostalgia

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... and their three children. But whereas the camel film was shot in the barren Gobi Desert, Davaa chose to set her latest film amid the luscious green pastures of Mongolia. Australian, New Zealand, Mexican, ...




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