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  1. Our textbooks are politically biased

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to instill patriotism in us, but patriotism is more than just rejoicing in progress. It is equally important to show the negative sides of our motherland so we can understand it with a more balanced mindset. How can we learn to relate to the mainland if we are not allowed to know its political system, warts and all? Tommy Chan Chuen-hin, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School From the Editor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007208/our-textbooks-are-politically-biased
  2. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Snack big revenue earner at cinema chain as China has become the world's second-largest film market outside the US Popcorn has become a big money maker at the mainland’s largest cinema chain, as more people flock to the nation’s movie theatres. Wanda Cinemas said on its website it earned 390 million yuan (HK$491 million) in revenue last year from popcorn, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1454128/popcorn-hit-mainland-movie-goers
  3. Piano diplomacy or politics, no strings attached as Lang Lang's ode to motherland wins American applause

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Cary Huang With all the sensitivities surrounding Sino-US relations, even pianist Lang Lang's performance at the White House came under scrutiny- not for his undisputed virtuosity but for one tune he played- My Motherland, the theme song from the 1956 film Shangganling, or The Battle of Triangle Hill. The film depicts Chinese troops fighting the US-led United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736459/piano-diplomacy-or-politics-no-strings-attached-lang-langs-ode-motherland-wins
  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - BLUE NOTES ROBIN LYNAM

    Ry Cooder goes polemical with US election-themed album

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by ROBIN

    ... including overtly political blues lyrics about the Eisenhower presidency, the wars in Korea and Vietnam, and the civil rights movement in the southern US. The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare ... There is a long-established strain of political and social protest in the blues. Well-known examples include Lead Belly's Bourgeois Blues , J.B. Lenoir's Eisenhower Blues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1036739/ry-cooder-goes-polemical-us-election-themed-album
  5. Political persuasion

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... of the ever-popular Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva, endorsements from artists and intellectuals (including US filmmaker Oliver Stone and Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer) far and wide, her life story ... cases for political publicists for years to come. Shown on Brazilian television from August to October, these 10-minute films (which can still be viewed on YouTube) are varied in their content. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/729702/political-persuasion
  6. Provoking thoughts on politics

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai Lions for Lambs Political drama Robert Redford currently has more wrinkles than anyone in Hollywood, and in Lions for Lambs- a political drama that he directs and in which he plays a political science professor- he shows that he is also the most talkative person on screen. The characters, who discuss in pairs, include Redford's character and a university student ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615727/provoking-thoughts-politics
  7. Politics takes front seat as directors break down barriers in Berlin

    Posted Feb 26th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... that the show, which is popular in the US, represented a view of a better America. Altman demurred, but says all films inadvertently reflect the politics of the time in which they're made. The other big US film at Berlin was also political. Syriana, starring George Clooney, is an analysis of what's being called petro-politics. An attack on US policies in the Middle East, Syriana has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538005/politics-takes-front-seat-directors-break-down-barriers-berlin
  8. Politics on screen

    Posted Nov 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a drama about media responsibility, education, politics and America's wars abroad. Talking about serious subjects in a movie and not making it sound like a lecture is no easy task, and the movie at times resembles a political science or journalism class. The dialogues are sometimes stilted and the direction is a bit stagy, but Redford's sincerity more than makes up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615225/politics-screen
  9. Political heavyweight relies on lightweight romantic fantasy at movie gala fund-raiser

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. You don't usually associate movie premieres with political fund-raisers but the Civic Party isn't into conservative ... or allied with the party's politics. Instead, it was a fluffy romantic fantasy called Penelope, starring Christina Ricci and James McAvoy, about a girl cursed with a pig's nose who can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638370/political-heavyweight-relies-lightweight-romantic-fantasy-movie-gala-fund-raiser
  10. Political learning or leaning?

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... 'political learning'. That's according to the organiser of a visit by the former US vice-president and one-time presidential candidate. Gore will be in Hong Kong this month to promote his ... the political background of the interviewee.' Gore's film, directed by Davis Guggenheim, was screened at the Sundance Festival in the US and the Cannes Festival in France earlier this year. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562288/political-learning-or-leaning

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