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  1. This time it's political

    Posted Feb 09th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... landscape in the 1980s, and Road to Guantanamo, Michael Winterbottom's story of three Britons captured in Afghanistan and detained at the US military base in Cuba, where they say they were abused by US soldiers. 'At the moment we have a global trend of very political cinema, so I think it's great that the festival fits with this,' Kosslick says. Two of the more ...

  2. Out of action

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... of dollars and back Jackie Chan with Jodie Foster on a take of On Golden Pond- it'd be a major flop. It would be another story on the mainland, however. I could go and do something like [Zhang Yimou's 1995 gangster romance] Shanghai Triad with Gong Li- at least it'd be fun for us.' Chan is surprisingly frank in his dislike of the Rush Hour franchise, the biggest hits he's ...

  3. Spray of the hitman

    Posted Feb 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... printed more than 260 copies. You figure it out.' Wong did. One of the canniest operators in Hong Kong's film industry, he knows where the next dollar lies. That's why he's ... in Chen Kaige's The Promise? 'Pak-chi doesn't stand to lose anything,' says Wong. 'At least it gives her a lot of publicity in Europe and the US, and established her ...

  4. Tusk force

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and plushest hotels, sees only good things in Amari's arrival. 'We bring excitement to the island,' he says. 'Many hotels see [our presence] as positive and don't regard us ... at the tourist dollar. Emerald Cove's site still belongs to a group of canny islanders more than willing to cash in on their picturesque yet idle ancestral land. According to the Bangkok Post, land ...

  5. Claws for thought

    Posted Feb 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... to be a slow process. 'Cathay and Hope just resisted in the beginning, having no interest in their prey at all. It took us quite a while to guide them through the steps- to understand ... to their prey.' Bray's financial and spiritual support has contributed much to Quan's work. He's invested US$10 million into the Save China's Tigers fund, including the money necessary ...

  6. Power and the passion

    Posted Feb 05th 2006, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and million-dollar publicity strategies to 'open markets around the world'. Then there's what he describes as the 'I don't care' movie: 'It's when the filmmakers say, ... for survival. What makes us different from animals is that we have a sense of responsibility, morality and love- what I wanted to propose at the end of that film and [Fearless] is how someone who ...



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