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  1. A question of morality

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A group of concentration camp inmates is recruited to serve the Nazis in Counterfeiters, a thought-provoking second world war drama about moral dilemmas. Directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, the movie won the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar this year. It focuses on the ethical struggles of a team of Jewish printing experts who help the Nazis forge British pounds and US ...

  2. Oscar Pistorius sprints to victory

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Oscar Pistorius opened his much-hyped gold medal campaign with victory in the 100 metres sprint final of the T44 class at the 'Birds' Nest'. The South African double amputee (pictured) covered the distance in persistent drizzle in 11.17 seconds, three-tenths of a second quicker than Jerome Singleton of the US. The 27-year-old sprinter, who came close ...

  3. Painted Skin to compete at Oscars

    Posted Sep 26th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Martial arts fantasy Painted Skin, directed by Gordon Chan Ka-seung, has been chosen from 40 films to represent Hong Kong in the foreign-language category at next year's Academy Awards. Painted Skin is a chapter of 18th-century literary classic Stran ...

  4. Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Oscar Wilde and the Candlelight Murders by Giles Brandreth John Murray Harper, HK$132 Giles Brandreth is an English broadcaster best known for his plummy accent, dire taste ... is found murdered in Westminster it triggers a further series of brutal killings. The death also attracts the interest of Oscar Wilde in his underappreciated role of private eye. The idea works far ...

  5. HK artist wins mention in new-media 'Oscars'

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse Keith Lam Yan-kit, an instructor at the School of Creative Media (SCM) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has been awarded an Honorary Mention in the Prix Ars Electronica 2008- an Oscar-equivalent honour in new-media art. His work, Moving Mario, was inspired by the classic video game Super Mario Bros. But he turns convention on its head. In traditional electronic ...

  6. Jet to join the ranks of Oscar judges

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to help decide Oscar nominees and winners, the Academy's website, www.oscars.org, has announced. Li, 45, a former martial arts champion, who has starred in Chinese-language action films ... include Juno writer Diablo Cody, Sergei Bodrov, writer and director of Mongol, and Marion Cotillard, winner of this year's Oscar for best actress in La Vie en rose. Academy president Sid ...

  7. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Kimberly Chou

    ... Kimberly Chou The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz Riverhead Books, HK$214 At one point in this book, Junot Diaz's overweight, serially lovestruck supernerd rhapsodises ... of Oscar's exclamation, the same cry can summarise the public response thus far to Brief Wondrous Life, Diaz's first novel and first published major work since his short-story collection Drown. ...

  8. The Olympics at the Oscars

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... of amazement from the Hollywood greats assembled at the Oscar Ceremony. The highest honour in Hollywood had gone to Chariots of Fire, a British movie set at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Producers have ... and Harold Abrahams were inspirational in many ways, and in 1981, Hollywood honoured their achievements with an Oscar. Questions 1 What is 'a gasp'? a) a loud laugh b) a sudden intake ...

  9. Colourful world

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Oscar Fung battles cancer and publish picture book with the help of Make-A-Wish Hong Kong. Story on Page 4 ...

  10. 'Blade Runner' says three golds possible, calls Beijing Games 'on a different level'

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Double amputee Oscar Pistorius, arguably the Beijing Paralympics' marquee star, said he would aim for three gold medals and a world record in the Games after getting off to a flying start last night in his 100-metre sprint heat at the National Stadium. The 21-year-old South African, dubbed the 'Blade Runner' because of the prosthetic legs that enable him ...




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