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  1. 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 ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Yasujiro Ozu's Late Spring is the purest distillation of his style

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Text: Paul Fonoroff The titles are similar — An Autumn Afternoon; The End of Summer; Late Autumn; Early Spring; Early Summer — as are the motifs found in Yasujiro Ozu's oeuvre from the late 1940s until his death in 1963. Yet, like Monet's water lilies or Van Gogh's haystacks, there is brilliant variety in the artist's exploration of his subjects, ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Z Storm covers no new ground, but has moments of interest

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:56pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... Text: Yvonne Teh Oops, they did it again Z STORM Starring: Louis Koo Tin-lok, Dada Chan Ching, Michael Wong Man-tak, Gordon Lam Ka-tung Director: David Lam Tak-luk Category: IIA ... people such as the mysterious Angel (Dada Chan Ching) to try and get his man. One is gripped by a feeling of déjà vu watching this film — and not just because it's the third Hong Kong crime ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: Brick Mansions is Detroit's mean streets

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:49pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... Text: Yvonne Teh Motor city mayhem BRICK MANSIONS Starring: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA Director: Camille Delamarre Category: IIB Rating: 3/5   An undercover cop ventures into a section ... out to be Paul Walker's final completed film before his death in a car crash last November. Camille Delamarre's first film as a director also happens to be the English-language ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: Giant shows the Hollywood studio system at its best

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:49pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Text: Paul Fonoroff Not unlike James Dean himself, Giant (1956) is simultaneously subversive and thoroughly Hollywood. The sprawling 201-minute saga of Texas cattle and oil represents American-style filmmaking at its most epic — with the cinematography, panoramic vistas, and lavish sets being evidence of just what the studio system could achieve. Giant 's marquee is also stellar. ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: 1988’s Gangs started a mini-wave of neo-realist youth films

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:49pm

    ... Text: Paul Fonoroff THE REACTION OF OPENING NIGHT audiences is rarely an accurate gauge of a picture’s worth, particularly star-laden blockbusters with a notoriously partisan following. ... artlessness that permeated Gangs. Chan Man-keung’s script was based on real people, with many of the first-time actors inhabiting roles modelled after their own experiences. The crux of the narrative ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art house: The River is based on memories of the British Raj in the 1920s

    Posted May 14th 2014, 11:14pm by Paul Fonoroff

    ... Text: Paul Fonoroff As the colonial era reached its twilight in the 1950s, a spate of Hollywood films emerged that showed European-controlled African and Asian realms in an exotic, nostalgic light. British Africa in King Solomon's Mines (1950), French Polynesia in South Pacific (1958), and Hong Kong in Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) were three prominent examples. ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Transcendence is dull and based on bad science

    Posted May 07th 2014, 10:49pm

    ... Text: Richard James Havis VIRTUAL INANITY TRANSCENDENCE Starring: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany Director: Wally Pfister Category: IIB Rating: 1.5/5   Although ... Then the story goes completely awry. Before he dies, Will’s mind is uploaded to his computer by his scientist colleague-wife Evelyn (Rebecca Walsh) and friend Max (Paul Bettany). Evelyn mystifyingly ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FILM

    Hong Kong film director reflects city’s souring mood with new thriller

    Posted May 06th 2014, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Chinese rule. “People are getting very angry about the government. This film is their voice,” said Fruit Chan, whose The Midnight After has so far collected more than HK$20 million at the local box office, making back more than four times its budget. The horror-comedy is a return to form for one of Hong Kong’s few commercially successful independent directors, boasting typical Chan ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Art House: The 14 Amazons

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:40pm

    ... Text: Paul Fonoroff Even during an era in which martial arts spectacles flooded the market, there was something unique about the way that The 14 Amazons (1972) took mainstream conventions to new heights and transformed them into something refreshingly modern. Director-writer Cheng Kang’s take on the legendary Song dynasty tale was both typical and atypical of the super-productions ...




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