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  1. Vietnam visions

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Given the Vietnam Media Corporation's self-proclaimed standing as 'the exclusive distributor representing most of the biggest state-owned film studios', it's hardly a surprise that the company's latest promotional brochure boasts a bit of propaganda. There's Saigon Liberation (an epic re-enactment of North Vietnam's final victory over ...

  2. Survival against the odds

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... German director Werner Herzog's latest feature film, Rescue Dawn, stars Hollywood star Christian Bale. It's based on the director's 1997 acclaimed documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly. Bale plays Dieter, a US Navy pilot who is shot down o ...

  3. Spirit of Vietnam

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... is a wonderful marriage of East and West. It carries a French legacy but its spirit is Vietnamese,' says gallery owner Shirley Hui. On holiday in Vietnam in 1991, a few years after the country opened up, Ms Hui met a local art critic and was invited into the homes of some of the country's best artists. Many trips to Vietnam later, her personal collection had grown substantially ...

  4. From the vault: 1991

    Posted Feb 10th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... ground-breaking Vietnam war movie be considered complete without the inclusion of Hearts of Darkness? Suggestions arose at the time that his wife's much sought-after documentary might then never ...

  5. Pulitzer newsman to share war experience

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. One of the most recognisable faces of the first Gulf War is coming to Hong Kong for a Pulitzer Prize Winners workshop held by Baptist University's Department of Journalism. Former CNN correspondent Peter Arnett (below), who won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the Vietnam war, was also the only western ...

  6. Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain's Asian Empire

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... the conflict with Japan. It also offers a 'new account' of the 1945 British invasion of Vietnam, which foreshadowed the war we know, and Indonesia's bloody lunge for independence after Japan's collapse. The authors weave in the emergence of Asia's unspoken cold war, describing how to the north, China became a communist powerhouse and to the east, North Vietnam drove out ...

  7. War zone

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... the man handed Hetherington a gift: his Vietnam service medal. 'I said I can't possibly accept that,' says the British photographer-filmmaker in a phone call from New York, where he ... of wars.' Restrepo is unlike most documentaries made in the past decade about the US army's campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, as it provides no background information or talking-head political ...

  8. Apocalypse Now

    Posted Aug 27th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... changes of pace, mood and Sheen's characterisation. Other viewers find it an interesting sidebar, containing as it does some political exposition and background information on the Vietnam war. Coppola claims such pockets of French colonialists existed at the time, but this one seems rather too ethereal, and too well stocked up on French food and wine, to be very convincing. ...

  9. There's a Riot Going On

    Posted Nov 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... uprisings, the Black Panthers, the Chicago riots and the Vietnam war. While one half of the counter-culture was dropping out of society on LSD, the other half was plotting the downfall of the state. ... The ideas were defanged because revolution had become a fashion. That, and the end of the Vietnam war, was why it never happened, Doggett says. ...

  10. How will you spend your lai see?

    Posted Feb 17th 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Interviews by Lilian Goh Clement Li Age: 17 Top tunes: Juno Mak's new release I will spend it on clothes. Actually, I did not get a lot of lai see this year- only $600 so far. I am studying in Britain and I came back to Hong Kong on the third day of ...




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