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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Art house: Austrian tale of a woman’s isolation in The Wall

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:36pm

    ... Andrew Sun If you get a kick from isolationist stories such as Cast Away, I Am Legend and Life of Pi, you’ll be sure to enjoy the utter alienation in the Austrian drama, The Wall (Die Wand). A woman joins an older couple at a mountain country retreat. The day after arriving, the couple go into town for supplies but never return. A foreboding silence envelops the cottage, ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Lonely Fifteen started a trend in 'bad girl' movies

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff Today's movie-goers, desensitised by three decades of Cantonese celluloid inundated with errant teen lasses, might find it difficult to imagine the original impact of Lonely Fifteen, the neorealist drama that opened the floodgates in 19 ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Scarface was based on Chicago gangster Al Capone

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:52pm by SEAN TIERNEY

    ... Sean Tierney IN PROHIBITION-ERA Chicago, ruthless gangsters controlled bootleg liquor through intimidation and murder. For a young, ambitious immigrant who wanted a piece of the American Dream, the best tool for achieving his goal was the Thompson submach ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Art house: James Dean in all his glory in Rebel Without a Cause

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:44pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff Paul Fonoroff During the week of Christmas 1983, Hong Kong aficionados of old Hollywood lore were delighted to see, among the holiday glitter, an iconic image of James Dean plastered over walls across town. The image was on posters for a rer ...

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    Art house: Japanese wartime occupation in Devils on the Doorstep

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:35pm

    ... Paul Fonoroff High-profile censure at home and prestigious festival awards abroad are sure ways for films to attain critical cachet. But they are little guarantee of cinematic worth. Both “honours” were bestowed upon Jiang Wen’s Devils on the Doorstep, bu ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by MATTEO FAGOTTO

    ... acknowledged that Bangkanese tin is used in their supply chains. But while Bangka is feeding the global hunger for electronic products, the mining of its tin is having a devastating effect on its environment and its people. With the global demand for tin constantly exceeding supply, Bangka has become a mining free-for-all, with digging feverishly taking place both offshore and onshore. After ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Passage from India: following the Stilwell Road

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:37am by STAFF WRITER

    ... None needed Photographer Findlay Kember pays tribute to the Stilwell Road, a crucial supply route for China during the second world war Passage from India ''This is the story ... Stilwell at the suggestion of Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek- ran from Ledo, in Assam, India, through Myanmar to Kunming, Yunnan province. The road was built as a supply route ...

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    Art house: Sorrows of the Forbidden City is better without the baggage

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:19pm

    ... Paul Fonoroff Even by the standards of a political system in which cinema was primarily an ideological tool, Sorrows of the Forbidden City is extraordinary in terms of the repercussions its controversy engendered over a decade after its release on the mai ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOR MEN

    About time: second life

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:36am by Abid Rahman

    ... in-house 8400 Calibre, silicon parts and a Controle Officiel Suisse des Chronometres-certified chronometer. Thankfully, Omega chief executive Stephen Urquhart, the man who brought this beauty ... The new version has a Nato strap and a 43mm steel case and features an F385 in-house movement with a flyback chronograph function with water resistance up to 300 metres. The Blancpain Fifty ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    The Lone Flag: Macau's WWII British consul

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by HKU PRESS

    ... was no other house available at the moment, in 1941, when I had to find an office and residence. I have already referred to the crowded conditions in Macao but where there were a few empty houses ... that pretty Chinese girls come to my house". The dinner never occurred owing to the events of 8th December but it is obvious that he thought I was following his plan of noting all visitors ...




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