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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Iron family values at the heart of Ronny Yu's latest film

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by YVONNE TEH

    ... showed in their fealty to the emperor, resonates with Yu, who is proud of having a close-knit family. He happily talks about his elderly mother, who is enjoying life in Australia, and makes sure ... - the Yang family," Yu says. Revered over the centuries for his kin's bravery, the Yang patriarch (portrayed in Saving General Yang by veteran actor Adam Cheng Siu-chow) was a real-life ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Bruce Lee and the Hong Kong film industry

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Paul Fonoroff life@scmp.com In the 1970s, local studios used kung fu and Bruce Lee to push for international exposure Pitch your dragon to a star Hong Kong's studios have relied on the international market to bolster profits since its first golden age in the 1930s. Chinese communities in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and pre-1950 mainland China were the chief "foreign" consumers ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Film financing: profit versus art

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... response to Taichung city's enthusiastic backing for Ang Lee when the Taiwanese-born director was filming his 3-D fable Life of Pi . The municipal government raised NT$50 million (HK$13 ... surprise hits, Fung says, citing Pang Ho-cheung's Vulgaria and Ann Hui On-wah's touching drama A Simple Life. "This is a positive trend, and money is not a major problem now," ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MARKETING

    Online micro movies prove useful for directors and businesses alike

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by RACHEL MOK

    ... audience is youngsters with smartphones, he says. "It is ironic that the message of the films that we distribute online is that there is a life outside of cyberspace," Tsoi says. Some ... and try to improve your work." life@scmp.com Clip service ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Film: Mainlanders don't take a shine to 'Iron Man 3' bonus feature

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Iron Man 3's uncut Chinese version has bonus footage, but mainlanders are still crying foul Compared with recent Hollywood blockbusters such as Django Unchained and Cloud Atlas, which did not escape the snips of Chinese censors, Iron Man 3 is much lu ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Movie rewind: Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by Pavean Shamdasani

    ... upper-lipped politicians and fast-changing attitudes towards sex, there was just one topic left for the troupe. In that regard, Monty Python's Life of Brian gets a bad rap among religious types. ... on blind faith, leading to the loss of individualism. In that sense, Life of Brian 's moral is as important as its madcap humour, summed up perfectly in its closing minutes. Because despite ...

  7. A life in pictures

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... And for him, Cannes is the most prestigious film festival. For him, it was really a dream come true. He said when he walked up the red carpet there that it was the best moment in his life. 'I ... five of Tatsumi's stories with sequences depicting scenes from the manga maestro's life as a young artist struggling to make his name. The filmmaker used Hell, about ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ang Lee's Oscar shows Asian cinema has come of age

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Asian cinema comes of age A story about an Indian boy cast away at sea accompanied by a starving tiger has cemented Ang Lee as one of the world's master film directors. The Taiwanese filmmaker competed against the likes of Steven Spielberg and won his second Oscar for best director for Life of Pi. While he was not the hands-down favourite, his victory ...

  9. Autopsy of life

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clarence Tsui clarence.tsui@scmp.com Nuri Bilge Ceylan has a gloomy confession to make: 'I find life quite meaningless,' the Turkish filmmaker says. 'To put it more correctly, I find life not meaningful. It puts me in a difficult situation that I have created for myself and filmmaking is about trying to create meaning out of all this,' he says. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD

    Postcard: Beijing

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Movies can be fun, but there should also be films that make you think." Feng Shui certainly does that, taking an often brutally honest look at the life of a driven woman who is determined- regardless of personal and emotional sacrifices- to ensure that her son has all the opportunities in life that she missed out on. Wang says he wanted to avoid depicting a Chinese woman who ...




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