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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China plot twists behind the big screen

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE China plot twists behind the big screen Movies say a lot about politics and the state of the world, though often not in ways the filmmakers have intended. Consider two new films: Red Dawn and 1942. Both movies say something about China and the world today, though perhaps inadvertently. Red Dawn is a remake of the 1984 cult film of the same name. ...

  2. Movie helps get the message across

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... years of history, fitting in more than 100 stars and welding together a love story, action thriller and war movie. Most mainland shows tell stories set in pre-1949 days, an era that can ... for this movie. As far as techniques are concerned, it's very conservative, very mainstream. It's difficult to imagine that the film would have an impact on the young audience of China.' ...

  3. New board for movie industry

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Filmmakers praised the government for finally responding to their decade-long campaign for a film development board. But they want more details about what it will do, and called for protection of their creative freedom. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-ku ...

  4. Movie turns up the heat on Bush

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Controversial American filmmaker and writer Michael Moore made headlines with his 'Shame on you, Mr Bush' speech when he accepted his Oscar for Bowling for Columbine last year. Claiming that the election of US President George W. Bush was a mist ...

  5. Sze vs Long Hair debate offers post-movie intrigue

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Audience discussion at the Arts Centre after a movie is usually a tedious affair, but tonight there is an intriguing lineup of guests. The screening of film documentary Not Only Long Hair; Not Only Ernesto Che Guevara at 8pm will be followed by a debate between Centaline Property Agency boss Sze Wing-ching and Leung Kwok-hung, Mr Long Hair himself. ...

  6. Six degrees

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Rachael Barker

    ... SpaceShipTwo (above) in its hangar, in California's Mojave Desert... The Mojave, where temperatures can top 49 degrees Celsius, has provided locations for movies such as Jurassic Park (1993), Die ...

  7. Obama brings out the nuclear umbrella

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... Richard Halloran In a little noted change in US nuclear policy, President Barack Obama last week threatened to employ nuclear weapons against North Korea in retaliation for a nuclear attack on South Korea. Rarely, if ever, has the US disclosed when, under ...

  8. Piecing together the Pacific pivot

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia correspondent greg.torode@scmp.com The military elements underpinning the US tilt back towards the Asian region are fast moving into place. While the headlines surrounding the so-called pivot involve future big-ticket deployments-ne ...

  9. Bringing barriers down helps on road to peace

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There was no more powerful symbol of the cold war than the Berlin Wall. When it fell 20 years ago today, the euphoria and excitement of East Germans as they streamed to the West was shared by a world weary of mistrust, threats and propaganda. The momentum ...

  10. Playing it cool

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chinese leaders have finally realised that they are facing a new cold war. Over the past few months, Washington has put together a 'containment' package in Asia that includes a new military doctrine of air-sea battle, a new economic game changer ...




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